Full Freeview on the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 72,000 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Carmel 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.
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
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,
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 20 others CCTV, CONNECT 4, 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing UK, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 271 Juwelo UK, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 724 Capital FM London, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create & Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 206 Pop, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss FM, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth RadioUK, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?
The Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Quest HD, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD, Together.
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Carmel transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 68km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 68km southeast (127°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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|Cwmere||Active deflector||11 km NE Aberystwyth||10 homes|
How will the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 26 Aug 09 and 23 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux A*||(-13dB) 5kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*||(-16dB) 2.5kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Alan Landry, Paul Madden & Ry: Frequency changes have taken place at Carmel today, resulting in many viewers now needing wideband aerials for reception of all multiplexes. If retuning does not restore your channels, you should contact the Freeview Advice Line (see link below) who can arrange for a replacement wideband aerial to be fitted, free of charge if you don't have satellite or cable.
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I maintain a linux DVB media server in our large school, previously before the engineering work on the 17th July it received all channels without any bother at all and all having a strong signal
Since the engineering work I have managed to get all the muxs working except channel 48 (690Mhz)
it's completely dead here, this has been confirmed by an elderly neighbour who lives nearby the school, who asked me to retune his 3 tv's, all of his (modern) TV's cannot get channel 48 (690Mhz) even after a full hard reset
ArqB H -3dB C48 (690.0MHz) 411m DTG-8
We have the highest antenna around here it's on top of a 3 storey secondary school unfettered line of sight to Carmel Transmitter and about 3 times higher than an average house, but it's totally dead on 690Mhz, it's also a wide band antenna set for horizontal polarisation
it goes down to a very expensive distribution amplifier and a Johansson 6600 profiler, the clusters have been set
to allow through the appropriate muxes
I've even done a low level scan of the entire frequency range from uhf 21 to the top
it's definitely dead as dodo on 690mhz
I was thinking it was a hardware problem with our media server, but once I noticed modern TV's in a nearby estate wouldn't tune 690Mhz either is it conceivable they've messed something up ?
any ideas ?
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Alan Landry: & others:
It's possible COM6 is still off air - there was a suggestion earlier (around mid-day) that the whole transmitter was still off-air at that time.
If you have had no joy by the morning, I suggest you ring the Freeview Advice Line free on 0808 100 0288 and ask them what is going on at Carmel. If they don't know ask them to find out from Arqiva! If they still give BS ask to speak to a manager.
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