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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?

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
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales),  CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

com7
 H -1.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)572mDTG-614,300W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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?

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 122013-1727 Feb 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TE TE TW TW T
C6BBCtvwaves
C11ITVwaves
C27_local
C32com7com7
C34com8com8
C36ArqA
C39 D3+4D3+4D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C48-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C51tv_off-SDN-SDN-SDN
C52tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_local_local_localCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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

Comments
Wednesday, 19 December 2018
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:15 PM

Terry O'Dowd: If your TV has a manual tuning function in the menu then you can do a manual tune on the following UHF channels which should restore BBC North West & ITV Granada - C50, C59, C54 (if your TV receives HD channels).

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StevensOnln1's 3,328 posts GB
Thursday, 20 December 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:41 PM

Terry O'Dowd:

The User Manual for your TV set will tell how to access the Manual Tuning option. Before trying to do the manual tuning, enter your full post code into thew Digital UK Coverage Checker at Digital UK - Coverage checker then scroll down to find any entry for Winter Hill that shows the channel numbers used by the multiplexes. Make a note of the numbers and use those to manually tune your TV set.

If you have lost the User Manual, you should be able to find one on-line for your specific make and model of TV.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 23 December 2018
M
Mike Hodson
5:41 PM
Abergele

Experiencing very infrequent partial pixellation of picture on most channels HD or SD. My post code LL22 7TY.
This seems to have started around the last time we were asked to re-tune (Samsung 4k tv and BT You View box)
a few weeks ago. The BT box affected most with direct aerial input, the TV gets its signal via an amplifier/splitter fed from RF output from BT box. I have tried re-tuning again but it still occurs now and again.

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Mike Hodson's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 20 January 2019
M
Mike Hodson
4:23 PM

Further to previous msg of 23/12/18 - problem seems resolved!

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Mike Hodson's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 27 January 2019
M
Mike Hodson
6:03 PM

Famous last words (of 20/01/2019) ! Within hours realised prob still there and despite replacing YouView box and power supply, too !!

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:00 PM

Mike Hodson:

Please check all the aerial cables and connections. Unplug all cioaxial plugs and sockets and then refit them. Then check what the signal strenf=gths are for all the multiplexes received. Ideally they should be between 60% and 85%, no more and no less.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 3 February 2019
M
Mike Hodson
7:48 PM

MikeP: Thanks for reply - had quick check on HD channels 101 to 106 and 114, all seem to be at 100% for both strength and quality. The problem seems to have started around the time BBC2 changed to BBC2 Wales and we were asked to retune in early December(?)! Will do signal strength test for other channels/muxes when not interrupting wifes viewing!

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:13 PM

Mike Hodson:

100% is far too high, it needs to be reduced.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Monday, 4 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:32 PM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:38 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:13 today to 12:17 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 PM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:13 today to 12:17 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 14:44 today to 14:54 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:38 today. [BBC]

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