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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) mast?

Aberdare transmitter - Aberdare transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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-100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)332mDTG-100W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27- (521.8MHz)332mDTG-100W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD Wales, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C25+ (506.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C22+ (482.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C28+ (530.2MHz)332mDTG-8100W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Aberdare (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Aberdare transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 26km south-southeast (153°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 28km south-southeast (162°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1315 May 2019
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4D3+4
C22+ArqAArqA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-BBCABBCA
C25+SDNSDN
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves-BBCBBBCB
C28+ArqBArqB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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?

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
Transmitter engineering
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4:27 AM

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

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Sunday, 11 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
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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
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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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Friday, 22 June 2012
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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
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Mike Dimmick
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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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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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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
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

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

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Friday, 10 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
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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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Sunday, 4 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:31 PM

ABERDARE transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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