Full Freeview on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 homes. The bright green areas shown where the signal from this transmitter is strong, dark green areas are poorer signals. Those parts shown in yellow may have interference on the same frequency from other masts.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the BlaenPlwyf transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 13 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the BlaenPlwyf transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 113km south-southeast (149°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 10 Feb 10 and 10 Mar 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-4dB) 40kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Analogue 5||(-14dB) 4kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Sorry to be cynical but I do not think we are being told the truth. The signal strength from Baenplwyf is definitely down but we are told there is no engineering work! I believe that to improve the capability of freeview this is being achieved by reducing the power level of signals. No promblem with ITV and S4C but BBC &SKY channels a waste of time. Don't blame aerials or weather you'll be like BR
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Funny or not funny! The power at Blaenplwyf has gone up after my message and all channels are there without Pixellation. (BR) British Rail and leaves on the track syndrome. Freeview you have a long way to go but be honest with TV public!
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Mr Edwards: This is a SELF HELP website with volunteers who put their own time in to help people. The broadcasters do not routinely monitor this website (as far as we know). If you are currently having a problem and you think it's down to transmission (though usually it isn't), contact the broadcasters. There's a list of contact numbers etc at Broadcaster complaints details | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .
The BBC track fault reports, but mostly they and the other broadcasters rely on telemetry from the transmitters. If the fault occurs anywhere before the transmitting antenna, on a major station, they know about it and, if it affects the BBC, it should be recorded at BBC - Reception problems . This site scrapes that BBC site periodically and puts the result here as a 'Transmitter Engineering' post.
Signal levels do vary with weather conditions - just as you get red skies with dust in the atmosphere and 'heat haze', limited visibility due to fog and rain, and indeed even mirages. These are all changes to the way electromagnetic waves travel - radio and TV have much longer wavelengths than light but many of the principles are the same. Digital UK's predictor takes account of the expected variation and still reckons that better than 90% of locations in your grid square should have reliable reception for more than 99% of the time (for some services, the prediction is ALL locations in the square). That prediction is based on a good quality high-gain aerial and a fairly short downlead (cabling).
Given that, I think it's likely that it's been raining and that water has got into your aerial system. That makes it much harder for the signals to travel down the cables (coaxial cables at high frequencies are waveguides with the signal travelling on the surface of the conductors, it's very different from power cables). The improvement is likely because it's dried out. Different frequencies are affected by different amounts - usually the highest frequencies are worst affected.
You should check that any connection boxes are mounted so that the lid is facing downward, to avoid water getting in and ensure that any water that does get in can drain out. You should also check that all cables are properly secured, so they cannot rub against roof tiles or brickwork, and check that the insulation is fully intact. Also check that the cable insulation is still flexible: the insulation is damaged by UV light and eventually becomes brittle and porous, again allowing water to get in.
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