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North Wales - some viewers will need to retune Freeview on 14th November 2012
As part of the change of what is known as the 800MHz band of frequencies from television to 4th generation mobile broadband, there is an ongoing programme of changes taking place over the next few months.
Viewers in North Wales who use the Storeton, Moel-Y-Parc and Llanddona transmitters, and many of the relays will need to retune. Other relays will find one or more multiplexes will be without services during the night.
Those watching Freeview on the Isle of Man will also have to retune.
Beary Peark (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Bethesda: PSB2 C60 to C60-
Bethesda North: PSB1 2W to 4W PSB2 2W to 4W PSB3 2W to 4W
Cemaes: PSB1 5.6W to 11W PSB2 5.6W to 11W PSB3 5.6W to 11W
Coed Derw: PSB2 C50 to C40
Douglas (IoM): PSB2 C60 to C60-
Glyn Ceiriog: PSB2 C61 to C49
Glyndyfrdwy: PSB1 C62- to C50
Jurby (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Laxey (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Llandderfel: PSB1 C62- to C50
Llanddona: COM6 C50 to C40 PSB2 C60 to C60-
Llandecwyn: PSB1 C61 to C49
Llanengan: PSB1 C61 to C49
Llangollen: PSB2 C61 to C49
Llanuwchllyn: PSB3 C50 to C40
Maentwrog: PSB1 3.2W to 6W PSB2 C50 to C40 3.2W to 6W PSB3 3.2W to 6W
Moel-Y-Parc: PSB2 C49+ to C39+
Morfa Nefyn: PSB1 14W to 28W PSB2 14W to 28W PSB3 14W to 28W
Port St Mary (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Ramsey (IoM): PSB1 C49- to C39+
Storeton: PSB3 C60 to C60-
Union Mills (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Waunfawr: PSB1 5.2W to 10.4W PSB2 5.2W to 10.4W PSB3 5.2W to 10.4W
Here is a map of the transmitter regions where the changes are taking place:
If you are, you will need to do a retune on your Freeview equipment. You may find that you have to do a "first time installation".
The services on the multiplexes in Wales are as follows:
Hehe switch over complete... How many retunes are going to happen from 4G... I'm predicting in my area Belmont and Waltham as some channels are above 698MHz.... Why do they transmit on these frequencys? I thought GHz travels in air better and requires smaller aerial?
Offcom are muppits
....same as offgen who are s'posed to control prices so puplic don't get ripped of???!!!
Chris Oyitch: Waltham is scheduled to change frequency on Mux BBCA in May 2013. Belmont is already using C60- so will not require a retune to introduce an offset for this phase of changes for 4G. The question remains whether the amount of spectrum available for 4G will be extended in the not too distant future to take in C49 to C60. This requires agreement from the other countries in Europe, but if implemented would see another round of retunes with the COM muxes possibly taking up temporary frequencies in the C31 to C37 part of group A, with a possible move to nationwide SFN working on C22, C25, C28 in the longer term. This would require the use of DVB-T2 on all COM muxes plus the PSB muxes at Belmont, Sandy Heath and Bilsdale to work, so is likely to be controversial if or when implemented.
I retuned last Wednesday (14/11/12)and did retune as a first time installation, have now lost all BBC channels. Help please, it's for an elderly neighbour who has nothing apart from his tv. We recieve signal from Llanddonamast Thank you in anticipation