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The symbol shows the location of the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 9,500 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 Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Long Mountain 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
C33- (569.8MHz)454mDTG-3400W
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
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)454mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)454mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
73 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 Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 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, 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, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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 Long Mountain transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 128km south (186°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 132km south (187°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Oct 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C53tv_offD3+4
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C57tv_offBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C60tv_off-BBCA
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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?

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Long Mountain 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. Long Mountain 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
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:20 AM

Jane: The "missing" Freeview channels operate on a commercial basis which means that they broadcast from transmission sites where it suits them.

See here for a further explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
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Aileen
12:51 PM

Why do we have to pay the same TV license fee for a transmitter that it of poorer quality then other parts of the UK? We have significantly less channels and it says on here it is transmitting on below average strength. I am enquiring to see if it will be updated so we can have the same level of service as others get.

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Dave Lindsay
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1:03 PM

Aileen: The channels you get are the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones and they include the BBC which is the recipient of the licence fee.

The other channels (those which don't broadcast from Long Mountain) operate on a commercial basis and choose which transmitter sites to broadcast from. They were invited to transmit from other sites and declined.

There is around 8% of the population that only get the PSBs. Roughly 90% of the population can get all channels. The cost to the commercial channels to cover that 8% will roughly double the cost of transmission.

The commercials show adverts and get revenue from the advertisers. The objective is the maximisation of profit whereas the PSBs are there to provide a universal service.

See here for a fuller explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

In some cases, people on these transmitters that only carry the PSBs might be able to receive from another station that does, although this will require another aerial.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 3 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 today [BBC]

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7:30 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 today to 05:58 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 today to 05:58 today [BBC]

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Sunday, 4 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 yesterday to 05:58 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 yesterday to 05:58 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 5 March 2012
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4:31 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar [BBC]

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10:31 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:01 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar [BBC]

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11:28 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:01 today to 09:15 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar [BBC]

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LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:01 today to 09:15 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 03:06 on 03 Mar to 05:58 on 03 Mar HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 09:01 today to 09:15 today [BBC]

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