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Freeview Light on the Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter which serves 6,100 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 Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rhymney 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
C40 (626.0MHz)450mDTG-330W
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
C43 (650.0MHz)450mDTG-330W
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
C46 (674.0MHz)450mDTG-630W
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

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 Rhymney (Caerphilly, 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 Rhymney transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 26km south (175°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 30km south (182°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1315 May 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C40BBCA
C43D3+4
C46BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 150W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 30W

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. Rhymney 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
Saturday, 15 February 2014
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Gerald C May
8:06 PM

Hi Johnpaul:
A lot of neighbours and family have been in touch with me
about this today, as they only have the Freeview signal from the Rhymney TX
no Freesat or Sky etc.
There are a lot of Relay TXs down today!!
Look at the right-hand side bar on this page.
I can see the mast from where I am but cannot see any signs of life up there.
Normally when they are working up there they have lights on etc.
All the very best.
Gerald


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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:23 PM

Johnpaul: If your satellite receiver is fed directly from the dish then the problem is most likely caused by the dish having been blown out of alignment, therefore go into your boxes signal check screen and see if anything is being indicated on the strength / quality bars.

By the way, if you are using a standard Sky box or a white Sky+ box press: Services - 4 - 6.


If using one of the later Sky+ HD boxes the procedure is slightly different.

Press "Services" on your Sky remote control and you will see the main menu
with "Options" being highlighted.

2:- Select the "Settings" menu using the right arrow button and press
select.

3:- Use the left / right arrows to scroll to "Signal" and press select, the
grey bars displayed will show you the strength of the signal being
received.

Should anything be indicated then the strength / quality levels of that
seen have to be around 50% minimum to produce a picture, this especially so
where the quality is concerned which should never be lower than the
strength, because if it is then this points to the dish being slightly out
of alignment.


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Johnpaul
9:40 PM
Bargoed

TV is now back on, but iv'e missed the only TV programme i watch all week, The Voice.


Thank You

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:17 PM

Johnpaul: Well given you seem to have the internet you could've watch live on bbc.co.uk/tv - or use the iPlayer, or watch the repeat on BBC3 tomorrow at 7pm.

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:23 PM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:58 today to 02:02 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:55 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:00 today to 08:04 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:58 today to 07:36 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 16 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:24 AM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:58 yesterday to 02:02 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:55 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:00 yesterday to 08:04 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:58 yesterday t [BBC]

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7:23 AM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:58 yesterday to 02:02 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:00 yesterday to 08:04 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:58 yesterday to 07:36 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air fro [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:58 yesterday to 02:02 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:43 yesterday to 05:48 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:55 yesterday to 05:48 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:00 [BBC]

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Natalie
11:14 AM

Good morning I still don't have tv reception has the rhymney transmitter been fixed?

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Don devlin
11:20 AM

It might be back on but most of the channels are still missing. Only got BBC and no HD. Any idea when all will be restored?

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