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Freeview Light on the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ferryside (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 Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ferryside 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
C21+ (474.2MHz)79mDTG-325W
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 -7dB
C30- (545.8MHz)79mDTG-35W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)79mDTG-625W
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 Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, 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 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, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, 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 Ferryside transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 84km east-southeast (112°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 83km east-southeast (115°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20042005-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesSDNSDNSDNSDN
C30-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 29 Nov 04 and 30 Mar 05.

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

SDN, BBCA, BBCB 25W
Analogue 1-4(-0.4dB) 23W
D3+4(-7dB) 5W

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. Ferryside 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
Thursday, 18 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 yesterday to 11:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 yesterday to 11:50 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 19 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 on 17 Oct to 11:50 on 17 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:01 on 17 Oct to 11:50 on 17 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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8:05 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:58 today to 06:56 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 2 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:05 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:58 yesterday to 06:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 3 November 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:05 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 05:58 on 01 Nov to 06:56 on 01 Nov. [BBC]

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