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Freeview Light on the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, 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 Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter which serves 29,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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 Wrexham Rhos 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
C28 (530.0MHz)257m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80W
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, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C22 (482.0MHz)257m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
80W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)257m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
80W
Channel icons
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



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The Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, 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, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 3 +1, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, ITV Be, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, 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 Wrexham Rhos transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 176km south
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 180km south
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupKKKA KA KA K
C22D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
600C32ITVITVITV
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1

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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 28th October and 25th November 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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. Wrexham Rhos 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
Tuesday 22 July 2014 4:32AM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 7:33AM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 10:31AM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 7:31PM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 22 July 2014 10:31PM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:33 on 18 Jul to 01:47 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 on 18 Jul, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:35 on 18 Jul to 00:53 on 18 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:11 on 18 Jul to 00:20 o [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 24 July 2014 4:32PM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 today to 14:59 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 25 July 2014 4:32AM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 26 July 2014 4:32AM

WREXHAM RHOS transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:58 on 24 Jul to 14:59 on 24 Jul. [BBC]

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