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Freeview Light on the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.756,-3.770 or 51°45'20"N 3°46'13"Wsa_postcodeSA9 2LY

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) mast?

YSTALYFERA transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions Digital tick


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The symbol shows the location of the Ystalyfera (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 5,000 homes.

Other mapstxregionCarmel TV regiontx1BBC Walestx3WalestxdabxxDAB in Powys
txradioxxAM/FM in Powys

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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 Ystalyfera 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
C39 (618.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C42 (642.0MHz)370m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10W
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
C45 (666.0MHz)370m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10W
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 45 Freeview channels?

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The Ystalyfera (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, BBC Red Button 2, 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, The Zone, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, truTV, 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 Ystalyfera transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 47km southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 48km southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E K
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1 BBCABBCA
C42C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C49ITVITVITVBBCA

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 26th August and 23rd September 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel 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. Ystalyfera 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
Thursday 12 June 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 12 June 2014 7:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:15 today to 06:28 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 12 June 2014 10:31AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:15 today to 06:28 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 13 June 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:15 yesterday to 06:28 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 14 June 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:15 on 12 Jun to 06:28 on 12 Jun, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:21 on 10 Jun to 14:27 on 10 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 15 June 2014 4:31AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 06:15 on 12 Jun to 06:28 on 12 Jun. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 21 July 2014 10:31AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 24 July 2014 1:31PM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 25 July 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 yesterday. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 26 July 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 on 24 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:03 on 21 Jul to 10:23 on 24 Jul. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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