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The symbol shows the location of the Cwmafon (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,500 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 Cwmafon (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Cwmafon 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
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)243mDTG-314W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34+ (578.2MHz)243mDTG-314W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)243mDTG-614W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 50 Freeview channels?

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The Cwmafon (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Cwmafon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 38km east-southeast (113°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 37km east-southeast (121°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Cwmafon (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1315 May 2019
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 70W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 14W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe 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. Cwmafon 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.

Comments
Saturday, 2 November 2013
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beverley
11:48 PM
Port Talbot

Hello it's 23.46pm 2/11/13 is there still a fault with the cwmavon transmitter as we have no tv signal
does anyone know???


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11:59 PM

beverley: This transmitter, as you might probably have seen mentioned on the engineering notification that immediately preceded your posting, should have been back on air at 20.15 this evening, and so "if" you had carried out a rescan when you first found a blank screen then you will require to carry out another one to reload the programmes back into your tuners memory.

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Friday, 7 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 on 05 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:16 on 04 Feb to 21:24 on 04 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:34 on 04 Feb to 22:24 on 04 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 o [BBC]

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4:24 PM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:16 on 04 Feb to 21:24 on 04 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:34 on 04 Feb to 22:24 on 04 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 on 05 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:16 on 04 Feb to 21:24 o [BBC]

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Saturday, 8 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:16 on 04 Feb to 21:24 on 04 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 on 05 Feb, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:34 on 04 Feb to 22:24 on 04 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:16 on 04 Feb to 21:24 o [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 on 05 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 01:20 on 05 Feb to 02:54 on 05 Feb. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:23 PM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 13 February 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 yesterday. [BBC]

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4:24 PM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 yesterday to 11:47 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 yesterday to 11:47 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 14 February 2014
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4:24 AM

CWMAFON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 on 12 Feb to 11:47 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:17 on 12 Feb to 11:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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