Freeview Light on the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter which serves 11,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Pontypridd 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 Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, 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 Pontypridd transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 14km south-southeast (152°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, 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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.
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 Wenvoe transmitter area
I notice that in Wales mux PSB2 (D3&4) carries S4C instead of E4. That displaces E4 on to a commercial mux which the 3-mux relays don't carry.
In Wales, why not put E4 on PSB2 (D3&4) and dispense with Channel 4+1? Fairs fair, I say; if they want an extra Welsh-only channel S4C, which the rest of the UK doesn't have, put it in place of Channel 4+1 which the people forced to use 3-mux relays can manage without.
Throughout Wales, put Channel 4+1 (South ads) on the Wales variant of the SDN mux.
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Would an aerial amplifier boost the current weak Wenvoe signal enough to receive the full range of Freeview channels for Merthyr Road, Pontypridd, CF37 4DG?
At the moment only the Pontypridd Common transmitter offers a strong Freeview signal with the unfortunate limited channel choice.
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Christopher: You really need a professional installer to answer the question.
However, I will make some observations:
- The three storey block on the opposite side may be an issue.
- This plot shows that you're at the bottom of a drop which is blocking your line of sight of Wenvoe (as well as other terrain that is in the way):
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
If any booster/amplifier is to aid your reception of the Commercial channels from Wenvoe, then it needs professionally fitting on the roof.
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