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The symbol shows the location of the Brecon (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 4,500 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 Brecon (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Brecon 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.

 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

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C34 (578.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
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5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)271mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 50 Freeview channels?

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

The Brecon (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Brecon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 51km south (169°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 55km south (173°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Brecon (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1970-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 May 2019
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W

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•
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Sunday, 24 April 2011
10:49 AM

Do you know or where can i find out if the brecon transmitter will be increasing the amount of channels we can receive in the near future?LD3 9PL

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nick's 7 posts GB

12:51 PM

nick: There won't be any more, this is a Freeview Light transmitter, the commercial operators declined to operate from it.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
nick boosey
1:47 PM

That's disappointing.:-(

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nick boosey's 7 posts GB

5:39 PM

nick boosey: There is always Freesat if you want more channels.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 8 August 2011
Mountain Biker
8:47 PM

We are just moving to Brecon. I am wondering what is the best option for TV there. Will Freeview work well, or should I be looking at BT Vision, Virgin or Sky?

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Mountain Biker's 1 post EU

9:32 PM

Mountain Biker: Please can you provide a full postcode?

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Monday, 13 May 2013
9:57 PM

It is the 13th May and all signals on our tv have gone off since 7.30 pm....WHY?

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richard's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 14 May 2013

6:38 PM

richard: Although the engineering information has not been updated for this transmitter I can confirm that the BBC mux (PSB1) from Brecon UHF is listed as being off air from 19.32 to 22.32 yesterday 13th May 2013. The HD channels were off air from 19.32 yesterday to 01.32 today.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
8:06 PM

It appears it's still off air as of 19:00 on the 14th.

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pike's 1 post GB
Saturday, 8 February 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:23 PM

BRECON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:21 today to 11:32 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:21 today to 11:32 today. [BBC]

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