Freeview Light on the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 5,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Ystalyfera 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?
The Ystalyfera (Powys, 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 Ystalyfera transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 47km southeast (128°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 26 Aug 09 and 23 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel transmitter area
My freeview signal has been disrupted and so has my mums, this has come without warning and I have retuned, doing this lost me the remainder of the channels, there is something going on with the Ystalyfera transmitter be it the 4G effect on The main Carmel transmitter or something else. My postcode is SA9 2HU and my mothers is SA9 2ES, where do I get info for transferring to freesat for free also only just had TalkTalk installed this is on a contract but now does not have any channels
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sean lynch: Which channels are you referring to?
Like the other small relays, Ystalyfera only carries Public Service (PSB) channels.
If you were ever, or are still, picking up any of the Commercial (COM) channels then you must be receiving them from another transmitter. This probably means that your reception is off-beam of the aerial and therefore that it is being used for receiving signals that it wasn't installed for, hence reception may be hit and miss.
See here for a list of Freeview services:
DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex
If you are to receive the full complement of channels then Kilvey Hill looks to be your only possibility, if at all (I emphasise the "if").
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Thanks for all your helpful comments, but the channels came back yesterday on their own for my mum as I had told her not to retune and wait. I have retuned mine using a better aerial and now have a better range of channels than I was getting.
The fact remains that the service was distrupted by something regardless of the official line.
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