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The symbol shows the location of the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 95,000 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 Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
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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

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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),

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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

 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 192km south (179°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 196km south (181°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

GwyddelwernActive deflector17 km E Llangollen62 homes
LlandeglaTransposer12 km E Wrexham33 homes
Pentre-llyn-cymmerTransposer18 km E Betws-y-Coed15 homes

How will the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2019
C39 +D3+4+D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7(-8.4dB) 14.3kW
com8(-8.5dB) 14kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-20dB) 1000W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-26dB) 250W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Saturday, 30 August 2014

8:21 PM

CBS Action on CH 48 Moel y Parc

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andy's 42 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Adrian Marsh
9:19 PM

I have a full HD Tv a Toshiba 40L1333B to be precise I live in Chester : 102, CH1 2LF. Yet I can get no HD Channels at all, my tv only dispalys ITV wales, BBC Wales, etc. I don't understand why I can't get HD? I live in a hostel so it is a communal ariel to supply 12 rooms, could this be part of the problem? Please Help!!!

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Adrian Marsh's 3 posts GB

9:50 PM

Adrian Marsh: The Toshiba manual does not indicate that this model is fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner, this type of tuner being necessary for Freeview HD reception, the HD side of the set purely referring to he LCD screen being capable of producing an HD picture via a device connected into the TV via its HDMI socket.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Thursday, 18 September 2014

9:28 PM

Adrian are you near City walls end of Watergate St. junction Nuns Rd, as I remember went I worked at Granada Tv Rentals the Flats aerials were directed on Moel y Parc Transmitter BBC Wales/HTV or the Wrekin Transmiiter BBC Midlands/Central as Winter Hill transmissions were Ghosting.

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andy's 42 posts GB
Monday, 22 September 2014
1:32 AM

Many thanks for all replies, but especially to Jb38 who cleared it up once and for all. I just wonder why they would not put a f?view HD box in it, or does it cost them loads???

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Adrian's 3 posts GB

11:34 AM

Adrian: It doesn't cost 'them' loads, but it is a cost, and frankly, thats a TV meant for a very particular price point. Cheap TV's (or should I say relatively cheap TV's) are that price for a reason, and if you were buying a 40in TV in 2013, then something with Freeview HD from one of the big four brands would have cost a bit more. However, the excellent LG 575 in a 42 was £379 in December 2013, and you would have had a similar specced panel (actually a very good one considering), and it would have been smart with wifi. But generally you would have possibly paid a bit more for the HD tuner. A Samsung 4000 32in TV is £199 for an HD ready panel and Freeview. The Samsung 5000 has a Full HD panel and Freeview HD. Its currently £239. So the HD box is £40. Buying a seperate box costs you at least £50. But for Toshiba, building a half decent set (with good things like opitical connections in the back) is simply not possible at that price without leaving out something. Ok, its not the worst thing in the world - the panel is 100hz, and its a decent brand. However, I suspect you bought it online or from Argos, thought it a decent price from a brand you'd heard of, and simply assumed that HD meant the tuner as well. Ok, I work for a company which is a rival to Argos, etc, but I'd never buy one from them, unless I'd looked very carefully into the spec. They tend to have 'HD' in big letters, but dont tend to mention thats the panel, not the tuner. TV's have never been cheaper for what you get, but if I wanted a decent Freeview HD TV for the same spec as yours,, then the Samsung H5000 for £329…1311 would do you fine, with the smart version for about £400 (the LG 580 is £399). However, since I can get the very well specced 40in Samsung 6400 for £439 (which is a silly price)…9188 , thats what I'd go for. You do get what you pay for, but hopefully you've got an HD box of some sort, and it will all be fine.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Adrian Marsh
1:40 AM

Just to say many thanks to Mike B. Your comments were informative and have put my mind at rest.
Thankyou Very Much Once Again.
Best Regards,
Adrian M

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Adrian Marsh's 3 posts GB
Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

10:31 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:47 today to 07:56 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 141,156 posts xx
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:47 yesterday to 07:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:47 on 07 Oct to 07:56 on 07 Oct. [BBC]

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