Full Freeview on the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Kilvey 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.
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others 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 (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,
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 20 others Television X, CCTV, CONNECT 4, Juwelo UK, 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing UK, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 675 ADULT PARTY, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 724 Capital FM London, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others 23 Create & Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 ADULT Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 206 Pop, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss FM, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth RadioUK, 725 Premier Radio,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?
The Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Kilvey Hill transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 50km east-southeast (108°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 49km east-southeast (113°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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How will the Kilvey Hill (Swansea, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 12 Aug 09 and 9 Sep 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*||(-12.2dB) 600W|
|Mux A*||(-15.2dB) 300W|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 100W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Kilvey Hill transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Hmm. Putting your postcode into the DigitakUK checker http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes shows that predicted reception from Kilvey Hill at your location is likely to be variable to poor! (Try it yourself).
Are you able to receive the COMs 4/5 & 6 multiplexes from Kilvey Hill, or could you get them before the retune event?
See http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings for the channels on those multiplexes if you aren't sure.
The strange thing is that you are 2km from the Pontardawe transmitter which is line-of-sight but there's no predicted coverage from it according to DigitalUK !! But it's not radiating much signal in your direction, and it was off-air briefly this morning.
I'm wondering if when you retuned, you ended up tuned to the wrong UHF channels which won't help.
You need to enter your TV's tuning section and see which UHF channels you are actually tuned to.
For Kilvey Hill it's 21, 24, 27, for the PSB1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD multiplexes and 25, 22, & 28 for the COMs 4,5 & 6 multiplexes.
For Pontardawe its 33, 36, 48 only as it doesn't have the COM muxes.
(Note aerial rods should be vertical for these two transmitters).
Kilvey Hill will give you the best choice for the Welsh region IF you can get the COM muxes. Otherwise predicted reception from Carmel is better (for the Welsh region) for the 3 PSB muxes (although the aerial rods need to be horizontal). You probably wouldn't get the COMs from Carmel because of interference from Pontardawe which uses the same UHF channels !!
It may pay you to get someone who is very familiar with reception in your area to look at you aerial installation to see which transmitter may give you the most stable reception.
Otherwise the other possible option is to consider going Freesat - a lot of modern TVs have built-in Sat tuners so you only need a Dish and LNB.
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