Freeview Light on the Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Shropshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Shropshire, England) transmitter which serves 800 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 Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Shropshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant 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 ITV +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,
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 43 Freeview channels?
The Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Shropshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 148km south (182°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant (Shropshire, England) 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 4 Nov 09 and 3 Dec 09.
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 Long Mountain transmitter area
We have line of site to the Llanrhaeadr YM transmitter, which is about 2 miles distant. The BBC Wales channels disappeared on the 7 Sept when the Fenton switchover started. The aerial is pointed at LYM not Fenton, but I assume picks up a strong signal from the side as we now get English channels on C24 and C27, as well as Welsh channels on C49, but no longer any C45.
I'm going into Llanrhaeadr today (my once-a-year visit) so will ask if anyone else has had same problem.
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Paddy: At that postcode it looks like the problem is that Sutton Coldfield now (since 21 September) uses C42 and C45, and those transmissions are powerful enough to knock out LYM.
You're not really in the planned service area for this transmitter, the radiation pattern shows a -7 dB (80%) reduction in your direction.
The alternative Welsh relay listed by Brian's predictor, Llanfyllin, uses the same channels as Fenton's commercial multiplexes, so again, Digital UK offer no prediction for either Llanfyllin or for Fenton's commercial multiplexes.
The mast owners are Arqiva, but you can only blame the planners and the regulator for this. The easiest option may be Freesat. It's certainly possible to build antenna arrays that are more directional than a single antenna, and to get more directional/higher-gain aerials, but honestly, a satellite installation is cheaper.
If there is a large population that's affected, you could talk to Ofcom about a self-help relay: Ofcom | Self-help TV Relays and Digital Switchover
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Thanks for that extremely clear explanation Mike: As you say, Freesat seems the best solution for the present.
I will put a request in our community newspaper asking for people with a similar BBC Wales reception problem to get in touch, and if enough interest, pursue the self-help relay route for a long term solution.
Thanks again for your help
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