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The symbol shows the location of the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,700 homes. 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Abercraf 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)316mDTG-325W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)316mDTG-325W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)316mDTG-625W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 60 Freeview channels?

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The Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Abercraf transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 45km southeast (138°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 46km southeast (144°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Abercraf (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 26 Aug 09 and 23 Sep 09.

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 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. Abercraf 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.

Comments
Sunday, 12 May 2013
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:09 PM

Jean: Looking at the location of Seven Sisters, I think it's doubtful that you will be able to receive the full service.

The UK now has a two-tier terrestrial television transmitter network. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry (Northern Ireland) digital TV transmitter | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

The difficulty you have is that you are in a valley and the signal is way above you.

Perhaps Freesat is your best bet for additional channels.

The only thing I can suggest so that your mother does not have more channels than you is, next time you are round her house, you untune the Commercial channels leaving her with only the Public Service ones (which are those you have)...

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Monday, 12 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
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11:41 AM

ABERCRAF transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
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Susan Arm
11:35 AM
Neath

My TV's went off at about 0845 today, I have 3 TV's, 2 are on an outdoor aerial and 1 on an aerial in attic but none of them are working. I only have freeview tv, no satellite. There was no warning. I have found that my transmitter is Abercraf but all it states on site is 'possible service interruptions' but I think nearly 3 hours is a little more than an interruption! I just can't find any further information, can anyone help?

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:06 PM

Susan Arm: Click on the link to the side of your post that says "R+T Investigation" - the transmitter has been off since 0846 this morning.

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Susan Arm
12:26 PM
Neath

Michael: Thanks for your help, I don't suppose you know how I could find out what the problem is or for how long it will be going on for?

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jb38
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1:18 PM

Susan Arm: Abercraf, along with seven other Welsh relay transmitters, are liable to suffer from interruptions to service at any time during this week due to engineering work being carried out, time factors involved being impossible to forecast in advance.

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Monday, 13 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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9:09 AM

ABERCRAF transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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4:30 AM

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8:09 AM

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