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The symbol shows the location of the Bow Street (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Bow Street (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bow Street 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)53mDTG-317W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43+ (650.2MHz)53mDTG-317W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)53mDTG-617W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Bow Street (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bow Street transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 118km south-southeast (153°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 121km south-southeast (155°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1331 Oct 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C40BBCA
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C43D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C46BBCB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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?

Analogue 1-4 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-0.7dB) 17W

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. Bow Street 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, 27 February 2021
Transmitter engineering
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1:27 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 25 Feb 14:35 until 25 Feb 14:52. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 March 2021
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 3 Mar 19:37 until 3 Mar 19:50. . [BBC]

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Friday, 16 July 2021
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5:09 PM

Bow Street transmitter - Bow Street transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 12/07/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Sunday, 18 July 2021
Transmitter engineering
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11:17 PM

Bow Street transmitter - Bow Street transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 19/07/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Friday, 23 July 2021
Transmitter engineering
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2:50 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 21 Jul 09:55 until 21 Jul 11:53. . [BBC]

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Friday, 27 August 2021
Transmitter engineering
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5:21 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 27 Aug 15:45 until 27 Aug 17:24. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 August 2021
Transmitter engineering
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11:21 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 28 Aug 23:29 until 28 Aug 23:39. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 27 Aug 15:45 until 27 Aug 17:24. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 August 2021
Transmitter engineering
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5:21 AM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 29 Aug 00:39 until 29 Aug 01:10. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 28 Aug 23:29 until 28 Aug 23:39. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 27 Aug 1 [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 September 2021
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5:33 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 29 Aug 00:39 until 29 Aug 01:10. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 28 Aug 23:29 until 28 Aug 23:39. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 September 2021
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11:34 PM

BOW STREET transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 29 Aug 00:39 until 29 Aug 01:10. . [BBC]

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