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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD Wales, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
The Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .
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 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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How will the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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
I live in South Wales, Llanelli near Swansea.
Why is the Carmel (Carmarthenshire) mast not one of the extended Freeview HD transmitters ?It seems rather sad I am unable to receive more HD channels, which most of the rest of the UK can receive.
Are there plans to improve this situation?
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Roger Owen: Hi, Roger.There are no reported issues on the Carmel transmitter but a retune may be necessary on your tv because Bay TV for Swansea may have been added to Carmel possibly. Richard, Norwich.
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Richard's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage
I have a 5 year old technika TV which, as of about a week ago, looses the signal about 4.30pm and even though I am not using any new equiment near by it takes several attempts to retune it and then it is "temperamental" pixilating until about 7pm when the signal goes up to 100% again. Is it my TV or does anyone else have this problem? Do I need some sort of booster?
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Gill: There could be two possible reasons.
1) Your suffering from whats called 'single source interference' - you've got something like a thermostat or something with a timer, which comes on and causes interference. Search for that phrase on this site, and it should offer some ways to find out if you have, and what you can do about it.
2) You've just go a problem with your aerial, which just happens to act up at a time you notice it. Check your signal strength - if its very low, then there is a problem somewhere along the chain from the aerial to your TV. Could be a simple as a dodgy aerial lead in the back of the set - they are very cheap, and easy to replace, so at least you can check it. Remember that none of us check signal strength much unless there is a problem - it tends to work or it doesn't. And if thats the time we happen to be watching it, then we'll assume it only problematic at that time. Rain can get into the joints, kill a signal, and then dry out, and everything is fine again, but at some point, thats going to happen again.
3) Your getting 100% signal? See 'too much of a good thing' on this site for further info - 75% signal strength is perfect. If you can supply a postcode, we can see if your getting too high a signal.
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Gill: The timings of the symptoms referred to would suggest that the problem is likely being caused by some form of localised interference, for example such as a neighbours washing machine, worn / sparking motor brushes in same being notorious for causing problems of this nature, other potential offenders in this respect being vacuum cleaners or sewing machines, or indeed any domestic device fitted with a brush type motor can be a potential source of interference.
Should you reside in a property with a neighbour through an adjoining wall? a good way of checking for interference from motorised equipment is by using a transistor radio fitted with a LW band. The procedure being to tune the radio to above where radio 4 LW is received (198Khz) followed by advancing the volume until background mush is audible, if you then position the radio close to the adjoining wall (preferably near to a power socket) shortly prior to when the interference is known to start, said interference if originating from a faulty device in a neighbours property will show up on the radio as a loud raspy type crackle.
This test also works on FM radio's tuned "not" to receive a programme, although the interference referred to shows up as a high pitched raspy noise above the background hiss.
Devices used to extend the range of WiFi etc or cable boxes used by Virgin and such likes are also potential sources of interference with reception, although in this case its somewhat more difficult to determine if the use of such equipment is responsible or not except to observe if said interference ever occurs when the neighbour is not at home.
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