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The symbol shows the location of the Presteigne (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 Presteigne (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Presteigne 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
C45 (666.0MHz)308mDTG-33W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)308mDTG-33W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)308mDTG-63W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 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
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 Presteigne (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 Presteigne transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 76km east-northeast (74°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 75km east-northeast (74°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Presteigne (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018-
C/D EC/D EC/D EB E TB E T
C42D3+4D3+4
C45BBCABBCA
C48BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C49tv_offBBCBBBCB
C52tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 16W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 3.2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Presteigne 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
Tuesday, 11 January 2011
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T. Weston
6:47 PM

I live in Presteigne and currently get fairly poor digital reception from Ridge Hill, especially on commercial channels and digital radio.

After 20 April 2011, would I get better digital reception from the Presteigne transmitter than I now get from Ridge Hill?

I realise that my wideband aerial would need to be changed from horizontal to vertical polarization.

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T. Weston's 3 posts GB
Briantist
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6:49 PM

T. Weston: I can't really say without your postcode.

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T. Weston
6:51 PM
Presteigne

My postcode is LD8 2NE

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T. Weston's 3 posts GB
Briantist
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6:57 PM

T. Weston: You will, with a fair sized aerial, get all the services from Ridge Hill, which is more than the three public service multiplexes that Presteigne will provide.

I would expect you will simply get a decent service from 20 April 11.

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Saturday, 5 February 2011
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Terry
1:50 PM

Ridge Hill transmitter.
When will local BBC radio stations be available on Freeview in Presteigne please?

I can't receive them on DAB radio either.

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Terry's 1 post GB
Briantist
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1:52 PM

Terry: As above, Wednesday, 6th April 2011.

I expect you might start getting DAB at some point this year.

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Thursday, 7 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
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3:36 PM

PRESTEIGNE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 08:50 yesterday to 09:20 yesterday [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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paul charles
8:48 AM

i have no channels whatsoever

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:23 PM

PRESTEIGNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:14 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 PM

PRESTEIGNE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 15:14 today to 19:27 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:14 today to 19:27 today. [BBC]

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