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The symbol shows the location of the Ynysowen (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Ynysowen (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Ynysowen 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
C33 (570.0MHz)366mDTG-316W
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
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)366mDTG-316W
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
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)366mDTG-616W
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

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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ynysowen (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Ynysowen transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 22km south-southeast (162°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 25km south (171°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Ynysowen (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1719 Jun 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C50tv_off BBCBBBCB
C55tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCB
C65C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 80W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 16W

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. Ynysowen 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, 20 March 2012
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:30 PM

David Rolles: It's a good idea to confirm that the TV is tuned to the signals from Wenvoe and not Ynysowen or Methyr transmitters.

Ynysowen or Methyr only broadcast Public Service channels, so Commercial ones must be coming from Wenvoe.

Look at the UHF channel it is tuned to on one service from each multiplex. This information is usually given on the signal strength screen.

BBC One is C41 from Wenvoe, C59 from Ynysowen and C25 from Merthyr. ITV1 is C44 from Wenvoe, C55 from Ynysowen and C22 from Merthyr. BBC One HD is C47 from Wenvoe, C62 from Ynysowen and C28 from Merthyr.

Because of the spacing out of the frequencies used by Wenvoe and the other transmitters, it's possible to have the aerial unplugged for parts of the scan to ensure only Wenvoe is picked up.

Have it unplugged up to 30% and then unplug again at 65%.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
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Jeff James
9:22 PM
Merthyr Tydfil

Hi

I live in Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 4BQ. Have a high gain freeview aerial mounted in loft tuned to Ynysowen transmitter. On weekend, lost all BBC channels, all other channels were fine. Tried re tuning but no improvement. Channels came back last night (20/3/2012). Hass there been any work on transmitter that may have caused the problem does anyone know?

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Jeff James's 1 post GB
Thursday, 5 April 2012
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 PM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 today to 18:33 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 yesterday to 18:33 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 on 08 Oct to 18:33 on 08 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:30 AM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 today to 07:11 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 today to 07:11 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
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1:30 PM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 yesterday to 07:11 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 yesterday to 07:11 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 June 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 PM

YNYSOWEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 on 04 Jun to 07:11 on 04 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:28 on 04 Jun to 07:11 on 04 Jun. [BBC]

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