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.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD Wales, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
The Kilvey Hill (Swansea, 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 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) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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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