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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.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
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9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)271mDTG-3200W
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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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)271mDTG-6200W
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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 58 Freeview channels?

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The Brecon (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +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, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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.
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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
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C8ITVwaves
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Comments
Wednesday, 3 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:06 PM

BRECON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:06 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:06 today. [BBC]

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Cathereine Forsey
12:54 PM

Any idea how long the signal will be down in Brecon please?

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StevensOnln1
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2:23 PM

Cathereine Forsey: Until the engineering work is completed, probably some time later this afternoon. Do not attempt to retune.

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Aer
3:42 PM

When is the free view going to be back on in brecon its been off all day

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StevensOnln1
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4:10 PM

michael ward & Aer: As per my post above yours, there are engineering works taking place today. Do not attempt to retune, your channels will return when the transmitter is switched back on.

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Aer
4:34 PM

When will the transmitter be back on

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StevensOnln1
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5:51 PM

Aer: As above, it will be back on when the engineering work is completed. No one on this website has any connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company and we therefore have no further information on any ongoing engineering work.

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Transmitter engineering
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9:06 PM

BRECON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:45 today to 17:48 today, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:06 today to 17:45 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:45 today to 17:48 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:06 today to 17:45 toda [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

BRECON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:45 yesterday to 17:48 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:06 yesterday to 17:45 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:45 yesterday to 17:48 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 0 [BBC]

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