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Freeview Light on the Pennar (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth51.655,-3.145 or 51°39'19"N 3°8'41"WNP11 5AG

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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The symbol shows the location of the Pennar (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter which serves 3,800 homes.

Other mapsPennar FreeviewWenvoe TV regionBBC WalesWales
DAB in CaerphillyAM/FM in Caerphilly

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 Pennar 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
C43 (650.0MHz)275m64QAM 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
C46 (674.0MHz)275m64QAM 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
C40 (626.0MHz)275m256QAM 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



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The Pennar (Caerphilly, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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 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 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, The Zone, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, 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 Pennar transmitter?


BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 19km south-southwest
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.

ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 23km south-southwest
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Pennar (Caerphilly, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-1313/3/13-2013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB EB E KB E K
C40BBC1BBC1BBC1 BBCBBBCB
C43ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
C46BBC2BBC2BBC2D3+4D3+4D3+4
700C50C4C4C4BBCB

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 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Pennar 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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