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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
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 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, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)384mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
72 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
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45+ (666.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TW TW T
C5BBCtvwaves
C30LOCAL2
C31com7com7
C37com8com8
C39 +ArqB+ArqBArqB
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;
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 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
Monday, 9 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:03 PM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 08:59 yesterday to 09:18 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 14:07 today to 14:19 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:03 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 08:59 on 08 Jul to 09:18 on 08 Jul. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 14:07 yesterday to 14:19 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:03 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 08:59 on 08 Jul to 09:18 on 08 Jul. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 14:07 on 09 Jul to 14:19 on 09 Jul. [BBC]

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Monday, 23 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:08 PM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today, Radio Cymru FM Weak Signal fr [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:08 PM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 12:11 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 12:11 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 12:11 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 today to 12:11 today, Radio 4 FM [BBC]

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterday to 12:11 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterday to 12:11 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterday to 12:11 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 yesterda [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:08 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:04 on 23 Jul to 12:11 on 23 Jul. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 23 Jul to 12:11 on 23 Jul, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 23 Jul to 12:11 on 23 Jul, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:04 on 23 Ju [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 July 2018
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Peter Gwenlan
9:16 AM
Caerphilly

Seems to be a problem with the Wenvoe transmitter this morning (28th) on Multiplex COM7. All channels on this multiplex are missing. Other channels seem ok.
I'm in CF83 2JX

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:53 AM

Peter Gwenlan: I receive COM7 from Wenvoe and have just checked and it's coming in fine here (I'm much further away than you in an area where reception of Wenvoe is sometimes a bit marginal). Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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Peter Gwenlan
5:28 PM

Hi @StevensOnln1, yes I checked all that. As it happens, they all came back this afternoon. I did several retune's, and eventually they returned. Probably due to the unusual spell of wet weather!

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