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

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

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txradioxxAM/FM in Powys

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 Ystalyfera transmitter broadcast?

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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, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 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
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 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, 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 Ystalyfera transmitter?

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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

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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 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
Saturday 2 August 2014 1:31PM

YSTALYFERA 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] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 3 August 2014 4:32AM

YSTALYFERA 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] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 4 August 2014 4:33AM

YSTALYFERA 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] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 4 August 2014 11:09AM

YSTALYFERA 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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