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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
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 -7dB
C30- (545.8MHz)79mDTG-35W
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
C24 (498.0MHz)79mDTG-625W
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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
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the effected channels

The Ferryside (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, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, 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 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?

1984-971997-981998-20042005-1331 Dec 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCABBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesSDNSDN
C30-D3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 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, 26 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 PM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 today to 17:00 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 today to 17:00 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 27 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 yesterday to 17:00 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 yesterday to 17:00 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 on 26 Jun to 17:00 on 26 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:05 on 26 Jun to 17:00 on 26 Jun. [BBC]

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Sunday, 13 July 2014
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Graham.
5:43 PM

This page for the Ferryside transmitter says that it only carries bbc a, bbc b and d3+4. In fact it states that sdn channels are not available. However, the section lower down with changes over time includes sdn on channel 27. Certainly we seem to get 27 with the same strength as the others. Is the information wrong?

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jb38
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6:22 PM

Graham : SDN being mentioned would indeed appear to be an error, however if you can view programmes on SDN such as ITV3 etc then you will likely be receiving it from the Preseli transmitter, a way to verify being to carry out a signal check whilst viewing ITV3 and note the number of the Mux channel associated with the strength / quality, if its C42 then the transmission is from Preseli.

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Monday, 14 July 2014
Dave Lindsay
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10:33 AM

Graham.; jb38: The Ferryside transmitter is unique. It was the first transmitter to be converted to digital and carries PSB1, PSB2, PSB3 (HD) and COM4 (SDN). It is probably for this reason that this website has trouble showing it - because usually transmitters are either PSB-only or PSB+COMs 4, 5 and 6.

http://webarchive.nationa….pdf

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jb38
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6:46 PM
Ferryside

Dave Lindsay: Thanks for the update on this, as its something which I was totally unaware of including possibly DUK's (trade) reception prediction site, because after having read Graham's posting I carried out a reception check using SA17 5RN as a test code (Ferryside Post Office) and the SDN Mux was not listed, however I have just tried the test again using the same post code and low and behold it is now..

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 PM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:14 today to 16:14 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:14 yesterday to 16:14 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 25 July 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 16:14 on 23 Jul to 16:14 on 23 Jul. [BBC]

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