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Freeview Light on the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter which serves 29,000 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 Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wrexham Rhos 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
C28 (530.0MHz)257mDTG-380W
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)257mDTG-380W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)257mDTG-680W
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 Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, 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 Wrexham Rhos transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 176km south (185°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 180km south (186°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2019-
K TK TK TA K TA K T
C22D3+4D3+4
C25C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C32ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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. Wrexham Rhos 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, 5 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
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7:08 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:14 today to 03:19 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:07 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:59 today to 15:39 today BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:14 today to 03:19 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:59 today to 15:39 today [BBC]

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steve
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8:25 PM

Rhos? Rhosllanerchrugog, surely?

Anyone know if this is receivable in Chirk - ~ 5 miles south?

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steve
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8:29 PM
Wrexham

...and how it relates to Cefn Mawr - very close to Rhosetc. but hill in way? Unless Tx on top of hill?

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Briantist
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9:15 PM

steve: "WREXHAM-RHOS" is the official name for the transmitter. Ofcom use it, the BBC use it, Arqiva use it.

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Briantist
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9:18 PM

steve: The other transmitter is here - Cefn Mawr A digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

Transmitter are usually put on top of hills.

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Sunday, 6 February 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:12 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:07 yesterday to 16:12 yesterday BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:14 yesterday to 03:19 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:59 yesterday to 15:39 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 17 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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6:27 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:45 yesterday to 12:49 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:13 yesterday to 14:17 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 3 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
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1:40 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:42 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 4 October 2011
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john phillips
9:45 PM

hello sorry to trouble you,we are a small aerial company in the wrexham area,we are having major problems with welsh reception from the brymbo welsh transmitter,all has been ok up until the switch over last week 28/09/11 lots of clients that get reception from brymbo have lost reception around this date so its associated with the switch over? am i right in saying fenton now transmitts at the same frequency as brymbo??we need help please

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