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Freeview Light on the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves less than 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 Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Cynwyl Elfed 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
C25 (506.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
Channel icons
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
C22 (482.0MHz)122mDTG-32W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)122mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Cynwyl Elfed (Carmarthenshire, 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, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, 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 Cynwyl Elfed transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 92km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 91km southeast (125°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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 19 Aug 09 and 16 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 4W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-3dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli transmitter area

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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. Cynwyl Elfed 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
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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8:27 PM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 today to 17:31 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 yesterday to 17:31 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 on 29 May to 17:31 on 29 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 13 June 2012
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D Williams
6:28 AM

we were led to believe that after digital switchover we would all receive the same service, nobody mentioned freeview light! clearly this was omitted for publicity reasons, when will this situation be rectified?

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Dave Lindsay
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10:08 AM

D Williams: Because sadly that is the way things are going these days.

"Public Service" and "Universal Service" tend to be allowed to give way to profit-driven organisations.

The Commercial broadcasters which don't transmit from Cynwyl Elfed and over 1,000 other similar small relays can choose where to site their transmitters.

Due to them operating to generate profit by selling advertising, their interest is to have as many potential viewers as possible at the lowest possible cost. They broadcast from 81 of the largest transmitter sites (largest by viewer population) and achieve coverage of 90% of the population.

For them to include all the other relays would roughly double their cost of transmission whilst only adding 8.5% of the population to their potential viewer base.

The "Freeview Light" transmitters carry only Public Service Broadcaster services. The Commercial broadcasters don't have a Public Service obligation.

The hilly areas that require relays to fill in the gaps are worst affected. Wales is particularly badly affected, with the Highlands of Scotland and the Lake District also being poorly served by the Commercial broadcasters. See the map here Where are the public service (Freeview Light) transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Also see Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice for a more in-depth explanation.

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Sunday, 9 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
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7:09 PM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 17 October 2016
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12:09 AM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 7 November 2016
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9:09 AM

CYNWYL ELFED transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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