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The symbol shows the location of the Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter which serves 17,000 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 Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) mast?

Arfon transmitter - Arfon transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 08/04/2024 Screen may go black on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Arfon 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
C29+ (538.2MHz)611mDTG-2,000W
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
C31 (554.0MHz)611mDTG-2,000W
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
C37 (602.0MHz)611mDTG-2,000W
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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Arfon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 184km south-southeast (158°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 186km south-southeast (159°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Arfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1962-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E K TA K T
C10ITVwaves
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C37BBCB
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 21 Oct 09 and 18 Nov 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-27dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Llanddona 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
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Mark Wiles
7:11 PM

Anyone else in the Arfon transmitter area lost their Freeview HD signal? I've had no HD since Monday but it was fine (albeit on a low signal) over the weekend. ITV channels and C4/S4C normal def are also showing variable signal strength. I've checked the BBC transmitter website and it comes up as reporting a normal service - I've used the web form to ask what is going on but no reply.

For the record, I've rescanned and also tried reverting to factory settings on my Panasonic TX-L37ET5B just in case a software update had caused problems, but nothing doing so I think the TV is fine. Trouble is none of my neighbours can get Freeview HD on their sets so I can't tell if it's widespread or not!

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Briantist
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1:58 PM

Mark Wiles: As per the posts, "Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:40 on 10 Jul to 11:36 on 10 Jul".

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Sunday, 9 December 2012
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Phil Simmons
3:04 PM
Criccieth

Hi, I have a static caravan in Criccieth which is covered by the Arfon transmitter. Why is it that we only receive about 17 channels on Freeview whereas at home in Cheshire we can receive aproximately 70+?

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Dave Lindsay
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3:15 PM

Phil Simmons: Because they are the only channels that Arfon broadcasts.

The Commercial network operators don't wish to invest in Arfon and many other smaller relays.

See:

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

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013
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Patrick
5:53 PM

Hi Aerial man , I am an aerialman on west side of irish sea . I have been erecting tv aerials in Dublin Wicklow and Wexford since it opened in 1978 whatever, Received as far north as Howth ,and as far south as Gorey. It died rapidly going inland.

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Thursday, 28 March 2013
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Aerialman
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8:02 AM

Hi Patrick,interested to read your post.
I suppose most Arfon aerial installs still need mast-head amps?Also do weather conditions cause issues with reception across the Irish Sea?
Finally,is reception of Arfon severely impaired by reception from Cairn Hill?using the same channel numberseg channel 41.
In West Wales,coastal areas,good reception of Mount Leinster is possible,with high pressure,Cairn Hill used to severely co-channel with Presely analogue frequecies.

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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

ARFON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:42 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:23 AM

ARFON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:42 yesterday to 03:45 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:23 AM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:42 yesterday to 03:45 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:23 PM

ARFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today to 10:43 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:57 today to 10:43 today. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 17:42 yesterday to 03:45 today. [BBC]

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