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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)249mDTG-400W
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
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)249mDTG-400W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)249mDTG-400W
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/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected 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 MAX, 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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 14km south-southeast (152°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 16km south-southeast (168°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Pontypridd (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area

Jan 1958-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. Pontypridd was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

PONTYPRIDD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 29 Aug to 08:21 on 29 Aug HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:18 on 29 Aug to 08:21 on 29 Aug [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:49 PM

PONTYPRIDD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 23 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:45 PM

PONTYPRIDD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 23 Oct to 15:10 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 today to 15:10 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:44 AM

PONTYPRIDD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 23 Oct to 15:10 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 yesterday to 15:10 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 28 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:03 AM

PONTYPRIDD transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 23 Oct to 15:10 on 26 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:22 on 26 Oct to 15:10 on 26 Oct [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 March 2012
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Nicholas Willmott
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9:01 AM

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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Nicholas Willmott's 80 posts GB
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:11 PM

Nicholas Willmott: Channel 4, who own the multiplex capacity, have decided to do it this way.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 1 May 2012
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Christopher
10:09 PM
Pontypridd

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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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:22 PM

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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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:29 PM
Halifax

Christopher,Pontypridd.It is possible but probably unlikely you will be able to amplify the weak Wenvoe signal you mentioned in your earlier post !

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