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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the BlaenPlwyf transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)331mDTG-640,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 12 Quest, 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 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 113km south-southeast (149°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 115km south-southeast (151°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Oct 2018
VHFA K TW TW TA K TA K T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C25SDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C28ArqBArqB
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C56tv_offC5wavesC5waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
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

Jan 1958-Jul 1968Television Wales and the West
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Harlech Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. BlaenPlwyf was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 24 August 2013
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:15 PM

Howell Edwards : please don't ask people to do things they are not required to do. Thank you

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jb38
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6:17 PM

Howell Edwards: re your reply, its not so much that I am happy about the situation as it places anyone giving advice at a decided disadvantage, this being especially so if the subject of a complaint is connected with the reception of commercial channels.

The other aspect about this being that all of the transmitters used by a station are owned and operated by Aquiva, but who are only obliged to report faults on the public service transmissions because they are connected with the licence fee, although if they were not then its almost guaranteed that we would not be informed about them either.

Of course, and without wishing to appear too cynical, but I can see a positive advantage to the operators of commercial transmitters by them "not" being obliged to report faults in an over public manner, basically because that even a 30 second transmission outage taking place in an evening and especially at a weekend, can represent thousands of pounds worth of advertising revenue, if you get my drift!

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Sunday, 25 August 2013
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mazbar
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11:22 AM

Briantist obviously someone isn't happy and insults could breach your terms and conditions so please can you deal with the poster thank you

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:40 AM

mazbar: I have dealt with the posts.

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mazbar
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11:44 AM

Briantist: thank you I only give advice on things I have normaly come across that's why most of my advice is north west centred. Some advice can relate to any transmitter, but when you give advice and are met with insults that's not right. If they want advice ask if they want to rant please rant somewhere else. Once again thank yor Brian

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Briantist
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12:35 PM

mazbar: Please keep up the good work!!! I don't tolerate people being disrespectful... this isn't a democracy, it's somewhere to come for help.

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Saturday, 25 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 PM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:42 today to 14:01 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 26 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:42 yesterday to 14:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:42 on 25 Jan to 14:01 on 25 Jan. [BBC]

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Monday, 1 September 2014
Transmitter engineering
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10:39 AM

BLAENPLWYF transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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