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Full Freeview on the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth51.629,-3.920 or 51°37'45"N 3°55'12"WSA1 7BL


4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C22: ArqA, C23: BBCA
See Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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The symbol shows the location of the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter which serves 120,000 homes.

Other mapsKilvey Hill DABKilvey Hill AM/FMKilvey Hill TV regionBBC Wales
WalesDAB in SwanseaAM/FM in Swansea

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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 Kilvey Hill 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)243m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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
C26 (514.0MHz)243m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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
C29 (538.0MHz)243m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
2,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C25 (506.0MHz)243m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C22 (482.0MHz)243m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C28 (530.0MHz)243m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 6 Freeview HD channels?



The Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Community Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Kilvey Hill transmitter?


BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 50km east-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.

ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 49km east-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

New Inn C/pTransposer8 km NE Tenby1 homes 100 caravans

How will the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA K
C2BBCtv
C21C
C22-2ArqAArqAArqA
C23ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C25-1SDNSDNSDN
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28-AArqBArqBArqB
C29C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C30_local_local_local
600C31-D
C32-B
C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C35C5C5

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 12th August and 9th September 2009.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Swansea including Llanelli could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Kilvey Hill transmitter using C30

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

Analogue 1-5 10kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*(-12.2dB) 600W
Mux A*(-15.2dB) 300W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Kilvey Hill 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. Kilvey Hill 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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Gwyn Davies
Tuesday 7 January 2014 9:25PM

I have a roof top aerial attached to a mast on the chimney, Often over the last few weeks a number of channels begin to pixelate as the night progresses. Also some channels appear to not be received. What can I do to improve and maintain good reception ?


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