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Full Freeview on the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter.



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Which Freeview channels does the Kilvey Hill 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
C23 (490.0MHz)243mDTG-32,000W
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
 V max
C26 (514.0MHz)243mDTG-32,000W
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
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)243mDTG-62,000W
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
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)243mDTG-82,000W
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
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)243mDTG-82,000W
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
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)243mDTG-82,000W
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 Kilvey Hill (Swansea, 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 Kilvey Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 50km east-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 49km east-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

New Inn C/pTransposer8 km NE Tenby1 homes 100 caravans

How will the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA K
C2BBCtv
C21C
C22-2ArqAArqAArqA
C23ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C25-1SDNSDNSDN
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28-AArqBArqBArqB
C29C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C30_local_local_local
600C31-D
C32-B
C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C35C5C5

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 12th August and 9th September 2009.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-5 10kWSDN, ARQA,
Click/touch here to read Other mapsKilvey Hill FreeviewKilvey Hill DABKilvey Hill AM/FMKilvey Hill TV regionBBC WalesWal
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Kilvey Hill transmitter area Jan 1958-Jul 1
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 7 January 2014
G
Gwyn Davies
9:25 PM

I have a roof top aerial attached to a mast on the chimney, Often over the last few weeks a number of channels begin to pixelate as the night progresses. Also some channels appear to not be received. What can I do to improve and maintain good reception ?

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014
J
Jodie
1:41 PM

I live in swansea city centre and was in the middle of watching tv and the signal just went. I have retuned the channels several times, unplugged my cables and re tuned but still nothing. Please can you advise if there is a problem in the area? Thanks

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Jodie's 1 post GB
Monday, 21 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
1:31 PM

KILVEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:21 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
4:33 PM

KILVEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:21 today to 12:52 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

KILVEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:21 yesterday to 12:52 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

KILVEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 12:21 on 21 Jul to 12:52 on 21 Jul. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Briantist
9:11 PM

Anthony ruffell: It is unlikely to be before 2019 with the current plans.

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Friday, 17 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
7:31 PM

KILVEY HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:20 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Reduced Quality from 09:09 on 15 Oct to 12:13 on 15 Oct. [BBC]

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