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Freeview Light on the Long Mountain (Powys, 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 Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 9,500 homes.

Other mapstxdabLong Mountain DABtxradioLong Mountain AM/FMtxregionLong Mountain TV regiontx1BBC Wales
tx3WalestxdabxxDAB in PowystxradioxxAM/FM in Powys

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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 Long Mountain 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
C60- (785.8MHz)454m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C53 (730.0MHz)454m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 8 Channel 4 South ads, 13 Channel 4+1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C57 (762.0MHz)454m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
400W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Long Mountain (Powys, 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 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, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, 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 Long Mountain transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 128km south
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 132km south
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53D3+4D3+4D3+4
C54C4C4C4
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1
C60-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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 4th November and 3rd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Long Mountain 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. Long Mountain 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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Transmitter engineering
Friday 18 July 2014 7:32AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:30 on 15 Jul to 14:35 on 15 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 yesterday to 10:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 yesterday to 10:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:30 on 15 Jul to 14:35 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 18 July 2014 7:32PM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 yesterday to 10:36 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:30 on 15 Jul to 14:35 on 15 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 yesterday to 10:36 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:30 on 15 Jul to 14:35 on [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 21 July 2014 10:31AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 on 17 Jul to 10:36 on 17 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 21 July 2014 1:31PM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 on 17 Jul to 10:36 [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 21 July 2014 10:31PM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:34 on 17 Jul to 10:36 on 17 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 4:32AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 on 19 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 7:33AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 on 19 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 23 July 2014 10:32AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:51 on 19 Jul to 19:52 on 19 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 19:58 on 19 Jul to 19:59 on 19 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:47 on 19 Jul to 19:49 o [BBC]

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