Freeview Light on the Dowlais (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter
Brian Butterworth first published this on - UK Free TV
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The symbol shows the location of the Dowlais (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter which serves 4,600 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 Dowlais (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter.
Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name_______
Which Freeview channels does the Dowlais 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,
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Dowlais (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Dowlais transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 31km south-southeast (166°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 35km south (172°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Dowlais (Merthyr Tydfil, 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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-1.1dB) 10W|
Local transmitter mapsDowlais Freeview Wenvoe TV region BBC Wales Wales
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Dowlais 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.
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area
Monday, 13 February 2023
DOWLAIS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 13 Feb 11:16 until 13 Feb 11:24. Off the air due to a fault from 12 Feb 21:22 until 12 Feb 21:44. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 12 Feb 14:42 until 12 Feb 14:46. [BBC]
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Friday, 17 February 2023
DOWLAIS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 13 Feb 11:16 until 13 Feb 11:24. Off the air due to a fault from 12 Feb 21:22 until 12 Feb 21:44. . [BBC]
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DOWLAIS transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 13 Feb 11:16 until 13 Feb 11:24. . [BBC]
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