Freeview Light on the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),
72 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 65 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 52 Freeview channels?
The Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 128km south (186°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Long Mountain (Powys, 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 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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
PSB1 and PSB2 fell off air c. 14:45, about 25 minutes ago, and LM is not even broadcasting them as a blank carrier. Whatever frequency they broadcast at is just static. My Philips box is complaining "No signal. Please check antenna/cable", and same fault off all devices off both antennas here.
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Digital TV an improvement on analogue?
Don't make me laugh.
If you are in an outlying area, which clearly Wales is considered to be, then what you get served up is a second class service for second class citizens.
Engineering works my arse.
The blank screens provided by Long Mountain since 2.48 today is only marginally worse than the paucity of choice they 'offer' when the damn thing is supposed to be working.
A plague on all their houses, and on all those in government who decided this was the way forward.
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Briantist, it has everything to do with being digital, instead of analogue. I could have tuned in to an analogue signal from elsewhere; but the digital signal is not strong enough to enable me to do that.
We were presented with a fait accompli, HAD to buy digital equipment at OUR EXPENSE: all for a system that does not provide us with the choice that is available elsewhere, when it is actually working.
That, pal, is why it has everything to do with digital.
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