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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.
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.
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 11 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT 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 Aberdare transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 26km south-southeast (153°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|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
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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