Freeview Light on the Dolybont (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dolybont (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter which serves 600 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 Dolybont (Ceredigion, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Dolybont 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, plus 14 others 601 BBC RB 1, 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,
Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?
The Dolybont (Ceredigion, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Dolybont transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 122km south-southeast (154°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 125km south-southeast (156°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Dolybont (Ceredigion, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 10 Feb 10 and 10 Mar 10.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Liam Williams: Looking at the map of transmitters, I think Blaenplwyf is really the only DAB transmitter you might possibly receive, at just over 8 miles out. The problem is that you are in a valley and it doesn't run in the direction of the transmitter, hence the terrain is casting a shadow.
Blaenplwyf transmits two of the national multiplexes, the BBC National being far more likely to be able to be received than the D1 National, this because the antenna transmitting the BBC multiplex is higher up the mast and the strength of the signal coming in your direction is much stronger.
Here are the details of the Blaenplwyf DAB transmissions. For each multiplex I have given the channel number, the height of the transmitting antenna above ground, the effective radiated power of transmitter, the number of dBs down in your direction and, in brackets, the effective radiated power in your direction:
BBC National: 12B 125m 4.67kW -2.0dB (2.94kW)
D1 National: 11D 83m 1.4kW -2.7dB (0.752kW)
From these figures, what is really of interest are the facts that the BBC antenna is higher up. As the terrain is anything but flat, it casts shadows. The shadows will be larger the lower down the antenna is. The other thing to note is the that the D1 National antenna is throwing out a much less powerful signal in your direction than the BBC one. If you're struggling to get the BBC then you aren't likely to get the D1 multiplex.
The transmitter isn't omnidirectional, meaning the full signal power isn't being thrown out around all 360 degrees. The dB figure is the amount it is down on the full signal power on a bearing of 20degrees out from the transmitter (in the direction Dol-y-Bont), hence I used this to calculate the power in the direction of Dol-y-Bont (shown in brackets).
There is a BBC National transmitter at Machynlleth, but this is blocked by very high ground and too weak in your direction to be of any use.
The next two DAB transmitters distance-wise and that are of any significant power are Arfon (39 miles) and Presely (45 miles). I mention them not because I think you might be able to receive them, because these are the "next best", hence why I say I think that your only possibility, if any, is Blaenplwyf.
Thus, your most likely chance of reception is in the direction of the Blaenplwyf transmitter. And if you're struggling to get the BBC National on 12B, you aren't likely to get the D1 National on 11D.
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DOLYBONT transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 8 Oct 21:42 until 8 Oct 21:46. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 6 Oct 20:49 until 6 Oct 21:56. . [BBC]
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