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Freeview Light on the Ferndale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ferndale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter which serves 800 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 Ferndale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ferndale 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
C33 (570.0MHz)433mDTG-320W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)433mDTG-320W
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), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)433mDTG-620W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Ferndale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Ferndale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 23km southeast (142°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 25km south-southeast (153°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Ferndale (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 May 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TK T
C33BBCA
C36D3+4
C48BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 100W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20W

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. Ferndale 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
Friday, 20 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:34 on 18 Jan to 15:08 on 18 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:23 on 18 Jan to 11:32 on 18 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:34 on 18 Jan to 15:08 on 18 Jan [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:29 PM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:34 on 18 Jan to 15:08 on 18 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:34 on 18 Jan to 15:08 on 18 Jan HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:23 on 18 Jan to 11:32 on 18 Jan [BBC]

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Friday, 18 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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12:27 PM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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3:29 PM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 today to 12:16 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 today to 12:16 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 19 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 yesterday to 12:16 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 yesterday to 12:16 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 on 18 May to 12:16 on 18 May HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:56 on 18 May to 12:16 on 18 May [BBC]

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Sunday, 4 May 2014
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Tony Walker
10:33 AM
Ferndale

I Have recently moved to CF43 4BW, I have an amplified indoor digital aerial that I know works in Cardiff. My new area is 10 mins drive from the Fernadale transmitter. No matter what I do, I cannot pick up any channels at all. I have done all the re-scans and placing it in different places in the flat. Can anyone come up with any help? I have looked on Argos and wondered if it would be worth trying a new indoor Aerial?

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2:14 PM

Tony Walker: Although the indoor aerial referred to (same room as TV type?) may well have worked OK in the Cardiff location the only reason it done so was because that the situation was totally different from where you are presently located, insomuch that the signal was being received from the Wenvoe transmitters rated @ 100Kw (PSB) / 50 Kw (COM) respectively and with the station located at only around 5 miles or so away, whereas in the case of Ferndale its only rated @ 20watts as well as being directional.

Although I have my doubts as to whether or not you will be able to receive anything from Ferndale using an indoor aerial, but go into your TV's tuning menu / manual tune / and enter Ferndales ITV's mux channel C57 into the box but do NOT press search or scan, because if anything is there to receive the strength / quality of should appear in the signal bars.

If nothing is seen, leave the TV on that screen and try moving the aerial around to different positions in the room.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
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9:37 AM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 06:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 today to 06:18 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:41 AM

FERNDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 yesterday to 06:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 04:56 yesterday to 06:18 yesterday. [BBC]

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