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Freeview Light on the Rhayader (Powys, Wales) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.320,-3.491 or 52°19'11"N 3°29'26"Wsa_postcodeLD6 5LU

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rhayader (Powys, Wales) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Rhayader (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,300 homes.

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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 Rhayader 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
C23 (490.0MHz)396m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20W
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
C29 (538.0MHz)396m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20W
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
C26 (514.0MHz)396m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
20W
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 effected channels
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The Rhayader (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 Rhayader transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 93km south
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 97km south
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

Dernol ValleyActive deflector35 km E Aberystwyth10 homes

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C23ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
C29C4C4C4D3+4D3+4D3+4
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Rhayader 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 15 March 2012 9:27PM

RHAYADER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:59 yesterday to 05:56 today BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 19:00 yesterday to 22:42 yesterday BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 04:39 yesterday to 05:59 yesterday BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 06:05 on 13 Mar to 06: [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 16 March 2012 4:30AM

RHAYADER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:59 on 14 Mar to 05:56 yesterday BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 19:00 on 14 Mar to 22:42 on 14 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 04:39 on 14 Mar to 05:59 on 14 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 06:05 on 13 Mar to [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 17 March 2012 4:30AM

RHAYADER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:59 on 14 Mar to 05:56 on 15 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 06:05 on 13 Mar to 06:27 on 13 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 06:54 on 13 Mar to 07:02 on 13 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 19:00 on 14 Mar [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 18 March 2012 4:30AM

RHAYADER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:59 on 14 Mar to 05:56 on 15 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 19:00 on 14 Mar to 22:42 on 14 Mar BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 04:39 on 14 Mar to 05:59 on 14 Mar [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 19 March 2012 4:31AM

RHAYADER transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Wrong Region from 23:59 on 14 Mar to 05:56 on 15 Mar [BBC]

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