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, 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),
104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others 65 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 23 Create & Craft, 49 TJC, 85 Hochanda, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 261 Racing TV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 675 ADULT PARTY, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others 43 Gems TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 73 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 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 20 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, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Shopping Quarter .
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
John best to have a read Freeview modes - a simplified explanation | free and easy
If you look at the predicted reception for your postcode at Digital UK - Coverage checker and then hover your mouse over each UHF channel number, it will provide details.
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Preece J: There is a trade-off between available capacity and the amount of error correction.
The more error correction there is, the easier it is to get the multiplex without error, but at the cost of available capacity.
The PSBs, BBCA and D3&4, have 1/3 of the transmitted data devoted to error correction, leaving 2/3 for actual services.
The COMs ARQA, ARQB and SDN have 1/4 of the transmitted data devoted to error correction, leaving 3/4 for actual services.
So, for example, BBCA has an available capacity of 24 Mbps (Mega bits per second) while SDN has 27 Mbps.
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Spanner + works : you get my drift... The prediction sites are not infallible. They cannot include very local factors, such as buildings, hills, estuaries etc. What they tell me I should receive, I don't, or unsatisfactorily. What they don't list is what I receive :-) Noting down postcodes further away and inserting them into the prediction boxes can result in interesting alternative predictions - and channels worth trying. Where more than one transmitter is in range, auto-tuning can be tortuous. Manual tuning is preferable, but in many receivers well hidden and not user-friendly. Conspiration theorists claim NASA didn't land on the moon; others claim the inimical DTT system intends to prepare us for TV by subscription via 5G. Must all be rubbish, surely???
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Kathryn: It is being reported elsewhere that due to a technical fault, BBC One is unable to broadcast Wales Today. They seem to have decided to replace it with Newsline from BBC One Northern Ireland, rather than the red screen or BBC News channel. This is not a transmitter or equipment fault, do not attempt to retune.
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