Freeview Light on the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,700 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 Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Pontardawe 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 Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, 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 Pontardawe transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 49km east-southeast (121°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 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 Kilvey Hill transmitter area
PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Dec 05:29. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Dec 07:00 until 26 Dec 07:21. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Dec 04:49 until 26 Dec 05:42. . [BBC]
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PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Dec 05:29 until 27 Dec 07:49. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Dec 07:00 until 26 Dec 07:21. Off the air due to a fault from 26 Dec 04:49 until 26 Dec 05:42. . [BBC]
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Those postions/names are correct according to the official OFCOM document I've just looked at (apart from a very very tiny error in the number of seconds longitude).
There's probably some historical reason why they are named this way round.
Ah, as I write I've found that "Pontardawe" was the original IBA site that transmitted analogue signals and was opened on 26th September 1975.
The Alltwen transmitter built by the BBC & IBA entered service on the 10th March 1989 according to a BBC document. The radiation pattern and area it's intended to cover probably has significance in the naming.
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