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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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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

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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 12 Quest, 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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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?

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TE TE TW TW T
C6BBCtvwaves
C11ITVwaves
C27_local
C32com7com7
C34com8com8
C36ArqA
C39 +D3+4+D3+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

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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 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
Sunday, 14 July 2013
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Dave
3:06 PM

Is there a problem with dab signal at present in the mold and buckley area? I have tried retuning and have lost full signal, my friends in mold have also lost all dab radio

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Friday, 7 February 2014
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Don Coolman
4:52 PM

Just noticed Bay TV Clwyd is coming on air from Moel Y Parc, Ch 26, alias Mold TV.
any idea of the coverage plot yet as the local ones for Winter Hill are really useful?

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:23 PM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:56 today to 18:27 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 March 2014
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Richard
7:30 PM

Moel y Parc transmitter is located in Wales, United Kingdom not England UK as described. Please alter the text or move the transmitter. Thanks

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:37 PM

Richard: it's the postcode... It crosses the border!

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Stuart Owens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

8:22 PM

In some respect, Brian, I think Richard is right.
It should say Flintshire, Wales, not Flintshire, England.
The Moel-Y-Parc signals may be receivable mostly in England than Wales and the masts' location has a CH (Chester, England) Postcode but geographically the mast is in Wales.
The Postcode database should be able to differentiate if a mast has a CH postcode as to whether the mast is in England or Wales.

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:39 AM

Stuart Owens: Sorry, I didn't mean to deny that the transmitter is in Wales.

It's just taken a bit of tracking down to find out that there was a database table I had forgotten about that was caching the names.

The problem was with my caching logic!

All is now correct and this transmitter now shows the correct location of Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) .

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Friday, 4 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:33 PM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 22:24 today to 22:28 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:33 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 00:04 today to 00:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 22:24 yesterday to 22:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:41 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 00:04 today to 00:10 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 22:24 yesterday to 22:28 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 02:37 today to 03:04 today. [BBC]

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