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Freeview Light on the Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.750,-3.367 or 51°45'0"N 3°22'3"Wsa_postcodeCF47 0GE

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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The symbol shows the location of the Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter which serves 7,600 homes.

Other mapstxregionWenvoe TV regiontx1BBC Walestx3WalestxdabxxDAB in Merthyr Tydfil
txradioxxAM/FM in Merthyr Tydfil

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 Merthyr Tydfil 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
C25 (506.0MHz)313m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
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
C22 (482.0MHz)313m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25W
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
C28 (530.0MHz)313m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25W
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 Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, 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 Merthyr Tydfil transmitter?

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BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 30km south-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 33km south
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C22BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCBBBCBBBCB
600C32C4C4C4

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 3rd March and 31st March 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 125W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe 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. Merthyr Tydfil 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 26 May 2012 4:33AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:39 on 23 May to 18:17 on 23 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:56 on 24 May to 10:08 on 24 May HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:39 on 23 May to 18:17 on 23 May [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 26 May 2012 8:27AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:39 on 23 May to 18:17 on 23 May HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:39 on 23 May to 18:17 on 23 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:56 on 24 May to 10:08 on 24 May [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 28 May 2012 4:29AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:56 on 24 May to 10:08 on 24 May [BBC]

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Gareth lewis
Monday 23 September 2013 8:36PM

No tv signal at castle park merthyr Tydfil. My aerial not at fault, I have three operating different tv,s. All re stating NO SIGNAl

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 21 June 2014 7:31PM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 21 June 2014 10:31PM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 today to 18:25 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 today to 18:25 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 22 June 2014 4:31AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 yesterday to 18:25 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 yesterday to 18:25 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 23 June 2014 4:31AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 on 21 Jun to 18:25 on 21 Jun, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 17:55 on 21 Jun to 18:25 on 21 Jun. [BBC]

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