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Freeview Light on the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter.


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The symbol shows the location of the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,700 homes.

Other mapstxfvAbercraf FreeviewtxregionCarmel TV regiontx1BBC Walestx3Wales
txdabxxDAB in Neath Port TalbottxradioxxAM/FM in Neath Port Talbot

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Abercraf 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C25 (506.0MHz)316m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C28 (530.0MHz)316m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 8 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C22 (482.0MHz)316m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 48 Freeview channels?

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

The Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Motors TV, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, truTV +1, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Abercraf transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 45km southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 46km southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
600C32C4C4C4

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 26th August and 23rd September 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 125W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel 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. Abercraf 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.



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Dave Lindsay
Sunday 12 May 2013 6:09PM

Jean: Looking at the location of Seven Sisters, I think it's doubtful that you will be able to receive the full service.

The UK now has a two-tier terrestrial television transmitter network. See here for an explanation:

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The difficulty you have is that you are in a valley and the signal is way above you.

Perhaps Freesat is your best bet for additional channels.

The only thing I can suggest so that your mother does not have more channels than you is, next time you are round her house, you untune the Commercial channels leaving her with only the Public Service ones (which are those you have)...

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Transmitter engineering
Monday 12 May 2014 11:41AM

ABERCRAF transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Susan Arm
Tuesday 13 May 2014 11:35AM Neath

My TV's went off at about 0845 today, I have 3 TV's, 2 are on an outdoor aerial and 1 on an aerial in attic but none of them are working. I only have freeview tv, no satellite. There was no warning. I have found that my transmitter is Abercraf but all it states on site is 'possible service interruptions' but I think nearly 3 hours is a little more than an interruption! I just can't find any further information, can anyone help?

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Michael
Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:06PM

Susan Arm: Click on the link to the side of your post that says "R+T Investigation" - the transmitter has been off since 0846 this morning.

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Susan Arm
Tuesday 13 May 2014 12:26PM Neath

Michael: Thanks for your help, I don't suppose you know how I could find out what the problem is or for how long it will be going on for?

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jb38
Tuesday 13 May 2014 1:18PM

Susan Arm: Abercraf, along with seven other Welsh relay transmitters, are liable to suffer from interruptions to service at any time during this week due to engineering work being carried out, time factors involved being impossible to forecast in advance.

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