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Freeview Light on the Garth Hill (Powys, Wales) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps52.347,-3.069 or 52°20'48"N 3°4'7"Wsa_postcodeLD7 1SA

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The symbol shows the location of the Garth Hill (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Garth Hill (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Garth Hill 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
 H max
 V -1.7dB
C53 (730.0MHz)
372mDTG-37W
5W
Channel icons
1 BBC One West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 19 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
 V -1.7dB
C60 (786.0MHz)
372mDTG-37W
5W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
 V -1.7dB
C57 (762.0MHz)
372mDTG-67W
5W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Garth Hill (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Garth Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 80km east
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 80km east
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Garth Hill (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53C4C4C4BBCABBCABBCA
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C60ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 6th April and 20th April 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 31W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-6.2dB) 7.4W
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-7.9dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Garth Hill 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, 9 February 2017
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Dennis Mills
1:07 PM Knighton

I have not had a signal from the Garth Hill transmitter for two days yet the website says there are no problems there.

My postcode is LD7 1HY

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StevensOnln1
2:32 PM

Dennis Mills: If there are no reported problems after a couple of days then the problem is most likely at your end. Have you checked all the cables and connections behind the TV to look for anything loose or damaged?

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Friday, 10 February 2017
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Dennis Mills
7:29 PM

Still have a problem with Garth Hill reception,I have 2 tv's with separate aerials and neither work so can't see why no signal to either.
Any suggestions.

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MikeB
8:53 PM

Dennis Mills: Are you sure the two TV's are fed from seperate aerials? As Steven has pointed out, there doesn't seem to be any issues with the transmitter (you can ask neighbours is they have a problem), so that leaves your system.

As the famous Sherlock Holmes quote puts it:

'How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?'

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