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Freeview Light on the Bethesda North (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Bethesda North (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,100 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 Bethesda North (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bethesda North 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
C28 (530.0MHz)251mDTG-34W
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
C25 (506.0MHz)251mDTG-34W
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)251mDTG-64W
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 Bethesda North (Gwynedd, 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 Bethesda North transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 196km south-southeast (164°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 199km south-southeast (165°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1314 Nov 122013-1714 Nov 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
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 21 Oct 09 and 18 Nov 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 8W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 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. Bethesda North 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
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BETHESDA NORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:54 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:54 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 30 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

BETHESDA NORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:54 on 28 Aug to 11:14 on 28 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:54 on 28 Aug to 11:14 on 28 Aug. [BBC]

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Friday, 13 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:08 PM

BETHESDA NORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 today to 13:21 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 today to 13:21 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 14 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BETHESDA NORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 yesterday to 13:21 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 yesterday to 13:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 15 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

BETHESDA NORTH transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 on 13 Sep to 13:21 on 13 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:14 on 13 Sep to 13:21 on 13 Sep. [BBC]

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