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Full Freeview on the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 72,000 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 Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Carmel 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
C60- (785.8MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
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
C53 (730.0MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
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
C57 (762.0MHz)411mDTG-620,000W
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 -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)411mDTG-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, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C58 (770.0MHz)411mDTG-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, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C49 (698.0MHz)411mDTG-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), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 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 10 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Carmel (Carmarthenshire, 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, 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 Carmel transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 68km east-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 68km southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbergorlechActive deflectorDyfed5 homes
CwmereActive deflector11 km NE Aberystwyth10 homes

How will the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49 ArqBArqB
C53C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C54SDNSDNSDN
C551_local_local_local
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58ArqAArqAArqA
C59-A
C60ITVITVITV -BBCA-BBCA
800C61ArqB
C62-B
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65-2
C66+D
C68C

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 26th August and 23rd September 2009.
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 mapsCarmel Freeview, Carmel DAB, Carmel AM/FM, Carmel TV region, BBC Wales, Wales, DAB in Car
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel transmitter areaJan 1958-Jul 1968Te
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 2 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:31 PM

CARMEL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 today to 12:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 today to 12:07 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

CARMEL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 yesterday to 12:06 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 yesterday to 12:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 4 August 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

CARMEL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 on 02 Aug to 12:06 on 02 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:59 on 02 Aug to 12:07 on 02 Aug. [BBC]

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Sunday, 18 January 2015
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G GUY
8:57 PM Ammanford

How can I retune my Freeview box to get TRU TV from carmel Carmarthensjire mast?

I am SA18 1PH and can recieve all other freeview channels.

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Dave Lindsay
9:57 PM

G GUY: truTV is carried on COM5 multiplex, which is also home to Pick, Dave, Really and others. From Carmerl COM5 is on UHF channel 58.

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Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Chris Kitching
10:59 AM

Hi
Can you tell me if I will be able to get Community Chanel in SD or HD from the Carmel transmitter

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Dave Lindsay
12:40 PM

Chris Kitching: A full list of Freeview services is available here:

http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/industry/Channels/channel_listings

Community on LCN63 is carried on COM7 multiplex which is the quasi-national one that also carries HD services. Unfortunately it isn't broadcast from Carmel and isn't likely to be. If you can receive it from another transmitter then you will need a Freeview HD (DVB-T2) receiver, even for standard definition services carried on that multiplex.

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