menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

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

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.076,-3.045 or 53°4'34"N 3°2'41"Wsa_postcodeLL11 6BP

 

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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
_______

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-80W
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-80W
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-80W
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

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, Al Jazeera Eng, 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 Player, 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

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 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
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
J
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

link to this comment
john phillips's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
K
KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:27 AM

john phillips: Fenton does transmit the COM muxes on C22+, C25 and C28 at 1kW. There is more likely to be conflict though between transmissions from Moel Y Parc and Sutton Coldfield on C42 and C45. Sutton Coldfield transmits at 200kW. Both Fenton and Sutton Coldfield completed DSO stage 2 on 21st September 2011.

link to this comment
KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
S
Steve P
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:13 AM
Wrexham

jp - IS there a "Brymbo" tx?

Or do you mean Wxm Rhos / Cefn Mawr?

There are maps here showing what txs are linked and how.

link to this comment
Steve P's 1,173 posts GB
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:39 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 today [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,855 posts xx
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:44 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 today to 13:36 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 today to 13:36 today [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,855 posts xx
R
RobJ
8:52 PM

Hello, We previously had free view from the winter hill transmitter. However the tuner within the tv broke and we had to go without for a few weeks. When we purchased a new set, the signal is via the Wrexham rhos transmitter ( we live in Wrexham) but it is incredibly poor. In fact it worked temporarily for a day and then has been on the blink since. The tv is fine as we have tested it elsewhere. So, 2 questions please. A) is there a way to manually tune to winter hill and b) has there been issues with the Wrexham rhos transmitter as I noted the work being done today? In terms of antenna, we have a variable gain masthead amplifier which has served us well in the past. Many thanks for any help

link to this comment
RobJ's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:58 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 yesterday to 13:36 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 yesterday to 13:36 yesterday [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,855 posts xx
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:14 AM

RobJ: As above, the transmitter was off-air from 10:06 yesterday to 13:36 yesterday. I would suggest you retune your box.

link to this comment
Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Thursday, 27 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:44 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 on 25 Oct to 13:36 on 25 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:06 on 25 Oct to 13:36 on 25 Oct [BBC]

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,855 posts xx
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
J
john phillips
10:50 PM

with regards to wrexham rhos transmitter,what is going on, dose any one know ?? all problems started dso wreking on 28/9/11 up to that date no problems after that, problems the fix so we are told,is a single lead no combiners etc yes this is possible, but nowdays most have more than one television,and want more than a dozen chanels,which is all we get from wrexham rhos,so 2 arieals norh west/welsh combined in distribution then fed to respective rooms,its been like this for years up until the dso on the 28/9/11 how do we tell customers that we have dealt with for years that the system they have is defunct,its mad,whatever was done at the dso needs to be re looked and not blamed on conbiners/amps an so on,the more complaints the bbc get perhaps something will get done,and belive me iv tryd good luck

link to this comment
john phillips's 2 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.