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The symbol shows the location of the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 72,000 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 Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Carmel 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
 H max
C23- (489.8MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
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
C26 (514.0MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
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 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)411mDTG-620,000W
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, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)411mDTG-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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)411mDTG-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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)411mDTG-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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 Carmel (Carmarthenshire, 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 Carmel transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 68km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 68km southeast (127°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbergorlechActive deflectorDyfed5 homes
CwmereActive deflector11 km NE Aberystwyth10 homes

How will the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322 May 132013-1717 Jul 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C23BBCA
C26D3+4
C29BBCB
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C48ArqB
C49tv_off ArqBArqB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C55tv_off_local_local_local_local
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves -BBCA-BBCA
C61ArqB
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 26 Aug 09 and 23 Sep 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux A*(-13dB) 5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*(-16dB) 2.5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel 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. Carmel 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
Thursday, 6 September 2012
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:24 PM

Tom Nichols: On checking the BBC status report for transmitters serving your location it appears that the Abercraf relay transmitter was off the air from 08.31 to 09.22 on 4th September 2012 and again today. If your aerial is pointing NNE with the rods vertical you are served by the Abercraf transmitter, however if your aerial is mounted with the rods horizontal and pointing West to Carmel your receiver has locked onto the Abercraf relay when scanning and ignored the stronger Carmel signal. In this event, to receive the correct set of frequencies, clear the channel list, then do a manual tune to C60, C53, C54, C58, C61 and if required C57(HD).Alternatively, if a manual tuning option is not available do a rescan with the aerial unplugged for the first third of the scan to miss out the Abercraf frequencies, then reconnect the aerial for the remainder of the scan.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 12 November 2012
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Adrian miller
3:55 PM

Hi I have lost bbc channels from Saturday on wards. Previously excellent reception, I can see the top of the Carmel transmitter from our lower windows five miles away. I have retuned several times and manually tuned to c60 (786mhz). The signal strength is still below 70 % with a booster fitted, all other channels are +90%

Please can you help?

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Adrian miller's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:58 PM

Adrian miller: If you can see Carmel at 5 miles, then too much signal is a possibility, maybe driven OTT by the amplifier:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
M
Mr G Price
12:42 PM
Kilgetty

We are looking to renew our outdoor aerial for our property, could you recomend the type we should aquire please.

Our details are: Bladon, New Road, Begelly, SA68 0YF

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Mr G Price's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
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Richard Thomas
8:19 PM

I can't pick up any bbc station on my digi box. Other tv in the house is ok. Both have separate aerials . It's been fine for the last few yars but fault on 20/01/2013

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Richard Thomas's 1 post GB
Friday, 19 April 2013
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m evans
9:51 AM
Carmarthen

hi since tues 16-4-2013 all the freeview channels have terrrible interference and you cannot view .the aerial is on the roof and it appears unchanged please advice if if its the transmitter thats weak etc or tv ? fault.
also mob is very weak @ in the same room ?

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m evans's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:36 AM

m evans: Check that your TV is tuned to Carmel and not Preseli, which is in the opposite direction.

The tuned channel number is usually given on the signal strength screen. Carmel's channel numbers are given at the top of this page. Let us know if you would like more guidance.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 9 June 2013
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Charlie
6:14 PM

Hi, I know you've already talked about this here, but I have a dvbt usb dongle that came with blaze software- I have windows Vista- and I have tried using windows media player but it just keeps telling me "no channels" when it scans. I googled the yakumo website you gave to download the bda driver, but it doesn't exist anymore.
Any advice would be really appreciated!

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Charlie's 3 posts ES
Saturday, 27 July 2013
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madge
5:01 PM
Llanelli

My arial is tuned to carmel, it is on the roof and I have bought a new TV but have very limited programmes. I do not get Dave or the new drama stations. Do I need a new arial as the one I have is about 20 years old but I have a good picture from it. I am in a spot which might be bad to tune to Swansea. I am SA15 1DY.

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madge's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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Pauline
1:11 AM

Haven't been able to watch a single whole tv programme since this afternoon. Missed especially endings of programmes. Very frustrating.

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