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Full Freeview on the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 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 BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.



List by multiplex|List by channel number|List by channel name|See terrain plot

Which Freeview channels does the BlaenPlwyf 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
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
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
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)331mDTG-340,000W
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
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)331mDTG-640,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)331mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the BlaenPlwyf transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 113km south-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 115km south-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the BlaenPlwyf (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KWWA KA KA K
C3BBCtv
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C22+2+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C25+ASDNSDNSDN
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C28+1ArqBArqBArqB
C29+C
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1
C32+B
C33+D
700C56C5C5

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th February and 10th March 2010.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 100kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsBlaenPlwyf FreeviewBlaenplwyf TV regionBBC WalesWalesDAB in CeredigionAM/FM in Cere
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf transmitter area Jan 1958-Jul 19
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 2 October 2014
J
jb38
8:37 PM

ian : Purely out of curiosity, when you mention Freesat as not being an option for reasons of the terrain / trees etc, have you actually had this vetted as not being possible by a dish installer? or is it an assumption based on your personal opinion?

The only reason I ask, is because there are very few places in the UK where satellite reception is in reality, just not possible, as although a tree or some other obstacle might well be considered as being capable of blocking the signal to a dish, in many cases there are ways around this, as dishes can be mounted on the side of a chimney, on top of a pole, or alternatively on a tripod stand positioned at near to ground level, plus of course the signal hits the dish from above at an elevation of around 23 degrees or so, and not the horizontal direction the dish happens to be facing, which is always lower.

If of course you are located tight on the Northern side of a reasonably high Southern facing hill, then this type of situation is indeed most likely to be a no-go for satellite reception, although a view from above does not suggest that this applies, and the satellite signal plotter does "not" indicate a no-go situation at the location given.



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jb38
9:47 PM

ian : Update on that said. Unfortunately it would appear that a terrain problem does exist, as further checking using an another (and superior) sat signal plotter site indicates that an obstruction does exist in the form of the hill seen to the front of the property in question, the obstruction occurring at just under 50m from said property at a height of 21m.

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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
10:31 PM

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

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

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

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