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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Carmel transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C53 (730.0MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)411mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C58 (770.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C49 (698.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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 effected channels
the effected 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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 68km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
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?

AbergorlechActive deflectorDyfed5 homes
CwmereActive deflector11 km NE Aberystwyth10 homes

How will the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322 May 132013-1730 Sep 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C23BBCA
C26D3+4
C29BBCB
C33SDN
C36ArqA
C48ArqB
C49tv_off ArqBArqB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C54tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C55tv_off1_local_local_local_local
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C59tv_off-A
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves -BBCA-BBCA
C61ArqB
C62-B
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C65-2
C66+D
C68C

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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?

Analogue 1-4 100kW
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

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. Carmel 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 14 October 2018
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StevensOnln1
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10:40 PM

Adrian tyrrell: You're predicted to get a poor signal from Carmel, with no other possible transmitters listed. You would be better off looking at getting Freesat.

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Friday, 26 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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9:05 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 06:39 today to 06:49 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 27 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:05 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 06:39 yesterday to 06:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:05 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 06:39 on 26 Oct to 06:49 on 26 Oct. [BBC]

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Friday, 4 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:52 today to 07:57 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:52 yesterday to 07:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 6 January 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 07:52 on 04 Jan to 07:57 on 04 Jan. [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:01 today to 09:24 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:01 yesterday to 09:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:01 on 04 Apr to 09:24 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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