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, 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 Long Mountain (Powys, 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 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
Your best best bet is Freesat, in the install menu type in a welsh postcode & you will receive bbc1 wales / bbc2 wales / itv1 wales / s4c in their primary positions on the EPG.
A basic sd freesat install can cost as little as £110 which could well be cheaper than a aerial installation in this case.
Mark Aberfan Aerials
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Tom,Mark is correct.But if you were looking at an Aerial only install,just to feed to your main outlet.May i say wait until after Sept 28th 2011.Combine two Aerials.Wideband Aerial directed at Wrekin and High Gain Group CD Aerial directed at Long Mountain,on the same mast,into the appropriate Diplexor,connected to your downlead.Digital signals in your area are strong enough to combine without amplification when both transmitters settle on final powers and frequecies/channel numbers,after the above date.I dare say that will cost more than £110.
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Thanks for the responses, I've realized that the Breidden is between our location in Oswestry and Long Mountain. In fact Rodneys Pillar is directly South of us, so we are unlikely to get a decent signal from Long Mountain.I think that Freesat is the way to go for the Welsh programmes.
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