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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Carmel (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast?

Carmel transmitter - Carmel transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/11/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C23- (489.8MHz)411mDTG-20,000W
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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, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)411mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)411mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 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 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 34 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

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?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1717 Jul 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_off_local_local_local_local
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves -BBCA-BBCA
C61ArqB
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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
Thursday, 2 August 2018
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Huw
2:19 PM

Will freesport and premier sports ever be available from the Carmel transmitter? And if so when

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3:56 PM

Huw: Premier Sports is a subscription channel and is not available on Freeview. Freesports is broadcast on the temporary COM8 multiplex which (along with COM7) covers around 70% of UK households from 30 main transmitters and is expected to close in the next few years when the 700MHz band is handed over to the mobile networks. None of the broadcasters on COM7/8 have announced what the long term plans are for their channels, but you could try contacting them and ask.

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Friday, 10 August 2018
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6:07 PM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 11 August 2018
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12:07 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 today to 01:23 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 today to 01:11 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 today to 01:43 today. [BBC]

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CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday. [BBC]

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CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday. [BBC]

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CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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12:07 AM

CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 yesterday to 01:23 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 yesterday to 01:11 yesterday. [BBC]

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CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:23 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:11 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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CARMEL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:08 on 10 Aug to 01:11 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:21 on 10 Aug to 01:23 on 10 Aug, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:42 on 10 Aug to 01:43 on 10 Aug. [BBC]

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