Freeview Light on the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Ferryside 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 Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, 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 Ferryside transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 84km east-southeast (112°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 29 Nov 04 and 30 Mar 05.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli transmitter area
just moved to sa68 postcode (Kilgetty) area, according to the reception post code checker I can not get a signal from any transmitter at this location? must say I thought this might be the case as all local arrays are on mile high poles and point in all directions, looks like I have to stay on free to air satellite. Don't suppose there are any plans to upgrade transmission, or am i just being silly?
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frank ward: Predictors can never be entirely accurate. They certainly don't say what you "should" be able to receive.
The fact that you live on a slope could be an issue as it could mean that what can and cannot be received varies by property. And of course, being in a bungalow you are lower to the ground (I assume this to be the case having looked at Streetview). Looking at where others are receiving from may be a useful start.
By my reckoning, there are a number of aerials on Preseli which is in the direction that the land goes upwards.
Some aerials appear to be pointing at Huntshaw Cross (154 degrees, horizontally polarised). However this is across the Severn and therefore doesn't broadcast Welsh regional programming.
Then there are a few vertically polarised aerials pointing east which could be on Ferryside (83 degrees) or perhaps Kilvey Hill (104 degrees). The thing with Ferryside is that it is 15 miles away and is only a few watts, so anything less than line-of-sight won't work. Plus Greenhill is co-channel on 21 (BBC) and 24 (HD) which probably explains why Ferryside is at 25W for these whereas 30 (ITV1, C4 etc) is 5W.
Where does your aerial or aerials point?
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