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The symbol shows the location of the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter which serves 360,000 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 Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wenvoe transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)384mDTG-3100,000W
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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
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)384mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)384mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42+ (642.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales),  CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45+ (666.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LCF
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)384mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Cardiff,

com7
 H -3.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)384mDTG-647,000W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Wenvoe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 6km northeast (42°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 1km east-northeast (74°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbergwesynActive deflector7 km N Llanwrtyd Wells20 homes
BarryTransposer10 km SW city centre300 homes
Celtic ManorTransposer5 km E Newport80 homes
PentrebachTransposer3 km S Merthyr Tydfil100 homes
YstradfellteActive deflector30 km NE Port Talbot20 homes

How will the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1323 Jan 132013-1715 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TW TW T
C5BBCtvwaves
C30LOCAL2
C31com7com7
C37com8com8
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C42+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C44BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_off+ArqB
C51tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesLCFLCF
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com8(-9.7dB) 53.2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-10.3dB) 47kW
Mux 1*, LCF(-17dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 5kW

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. Wenvoe 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
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:20 on 03 Nov to 14:47 on 03 Nov. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 11:17 on 03 Nov to 14:41 on 03 Nov, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 11:17 on 03 Nov to 15:01 on 03 Nov, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 11:17 on 03 No [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 December 2015
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Rob Evans
12:57 PM

ITV HD on 103 is now ITV Wales, not Central.

Historically, TWW (and Teledu Cymru) transmitted from St Hilary VHF channels 10 and 7, not from Wenvoe. Harlech/HTV "Wales and West" and "Cymru/Wales" also transmitted from there until the move to UHF C41 HTV Cymru/Wales (as HTV Wales after S4C launched) from Wenvoe (and HTV West from Mendips).

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Friday, 1 January 2016
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Karen
7:13 PM

when will we be able to view Channel 61 - True entertainment - in WALES,

I have read that the "slot" needed, has been allocated to S4C, instead of True entertainment for the whole of Wales - HOW LONG FOR? - WHEN WILL WE HAVE A CHOICE ?

The channel's launch on Freeview was made possible using capacity from ITV Plc's SDN multiplex, where it is using the multiplex's 13th slot. In Wales, the bandwidth is already used for E4, which in turn was moved to give Welsh channel S4C universal coverage back in September 2009, meaning that for the time being, the service is not available from Welsh transmitters

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Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 PM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:07 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:07 yesterday to 22:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 20:07 on 12 Jan to 22:31 on 12 Jan. [BBC]

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Monday, 25 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Friday, 25 March 2016
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Steve
8:50 PM

Hi, True movies has disappeared from ch82 does anyone have information about this, thanks

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Saturday, 30 April 2016
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9:12 AM

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