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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?

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-320,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C26 (514.0MHz)411mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C29 (538.0MHz)411mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36 (594.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48 (690.0MHz)411mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 0 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: .

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 132013-1717 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

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?

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
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
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Nia
9:57 AM

Pauline: Same problem in Llanelli. Unable to receive Freeview channels since yesterday.

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Nia's 1 post GB
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jason
11:38 AM

Nia: I'm having problems in Llanelli, I'm pointing at the Kilvey transmiiter.

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Rosemarie Bradley
12:06 PM

My problem is with the Carmel Transmitter been without Freeview TV for two days now. How long is this going to last, we need to know more information as to how long we are going to be without our entertainment.

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Rosemarie Bradley's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
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Stuart Botevyle
11:54 AM
Carmarthen

problems with itv3 5usa picture quality is poor.
chllange and 4seven are ok in the day but a night they get the same problem as the affected channels on the same list.

Signal strenth on c49 c54 c57 c58 are at 80% but the quality level is saying poor

I don't get this problem with other channels. This has been happing now for a few weeks.

Is this due to 4g or the work on the carmel transmiter.

I have a new loft areial with a split booster.

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Stuart Botevyle's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 18 January 2014
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G GUY
2:15 PM
Ammanford

I have replaced my ASDA freeview box (Broken) with a "Bush BUJ10FVZS1, from Argos. As this is a replacement I cant get it to lock onto my chosen transmitter. I have swopped it with another set up but still wont settle to transmitter. Help!!!

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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:41 PM

G GUY: I can't find the Bush box on the Argos website, but I'm guessing it looks much the same as this; Freeview Digital Set Top Box | Twin Scart | Goodmans

I've got one of these (ours broke, and it was cheap..) - and it has no manual tuning. Thats not a problem, but for the fact that it will start at the lowest RF channel and work up. If you look at Digital UK's tradeview, you've got Cwmgors just 1km away on Ch24, Kilvey Hill on Ch23, and Preseli on Ch43. Carmel is on Ch60...

I know its a pain, it takes me ages to retune it.

And if you've two transmitters on a similar bearing, it will pick up the lowest first (and frankly, all the transmitters are a similarish direction, but Preseli is so close to Carmel). David Lindsay's solution is to pull out the aerial for the first 30% of the scan, and hopefully it should lock on. Once tuned, never touch it unless you really have to!


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G GUY
7:44 PM
Ammanford

How do I manually tune my Bush BU10FVZS1 freeview box?

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G GUY's 4 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:47 PM

G GUY: I can't answer your question.

However, what's the problem? If it's tuning to Cwmgors then, as MikeB says, pull the aerial out for the first 30% (or indeed 50%) so as to miss it out.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
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Joe
8:45 PM

G GUY: I assume you have this manual. Redirect Notice

Can't you just delete the channels you don't want. (BB24TS)

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Joe's 10 posts GB
Sunday, 9 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:23 AM

CARMEL transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:18 today to 02:54 today. [BBC]

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