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Full Freeview on the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter which serves 18,000 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 Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Aberdare 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
C24- (497.8MHz)332mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)332mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C HD, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)332mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 24 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?


The Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

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 Aberdare transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 26km south-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 28km south-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C21BBC1BBC1BBC1+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C22+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C23-A
C24ITVITVITV-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
C25+SDN+SDN+SDN
C26-B
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C28+1+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C29+C
600C31C4C4C4
C32+2
C33+D

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz 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 500W
Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*(-10dB) 50W

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. Aberdare 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
Saturday, 10 September 2011
Sunday, 11 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ABERDARE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:11 on 09 Sep to 23:18 on 09 Sep [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ABERDARE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:11 on 09 Sep to 23:18 on 09 Sep [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,930 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 22 June 2012
B
beryl
10:35 AM Mountain Ash

can I have TOP UP as I have a new TV with FREEVEIW built into it or have I got to have H PLUS Please can someone tell me as I can't seem to find out thanking you beryl

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014
M
Mike Dimmick
3:58 PM

Paul: Sorry, I think the answer is 'never'. The only Welsh sites listed in Arqiva's Reference Offer were Wenvoe and Moel-Y-Parc. Aberdare is only predicted to cover around 24,000 homes, so I'm afraid you're not a priority for Arqiva (BBC Four HD is carried on a commercial multiplex).

Digital UK's Coverage Checker suggests that you might be able to get a service from Mendip when it launches later in 2014 (possibly August, going by Arqiva's reference offer, could even be earlier), but I expect you'd need a separate aerial since it is 20 degrees east of Aberdare, and uses horizontal rather than vertical polarization.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
10:31 PM

ABERDARE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 today to 18:33 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 October 2014
Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

ABERDARE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:33 on 08 Oct to 18:33 on 08 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,930 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 4 September 2016
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