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Freeview Light on the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 9,500 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 Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Long Mountain 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
C60- (785.8MHz)454mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)454mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)454mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, 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 54 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5STAR, 5USA, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Home, Horror Channel, ITV 2 +1, ITV Be, ITV Be +1, ITV3, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Spike, Talking Pictures TV, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, Tru TV +1, True Entertainment, truTV, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday, YourTV, YourTV +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 Long Mountain transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 128km south
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 132km south
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Long Mountain (Powys, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C53D3+4D3+4D3+4
C54C4C4C4
C57BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1
C60-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA
800C61ITVITVITV
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 4th November and 3rd December 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Long Mountain transmitter area

Jan 1958-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. Long Mountain 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Saturday, 23 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:32 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
2:32 PM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 today to 10:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 today to 10:37 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Sunday, 24 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 yesterday to 10:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 yesterday to 10:37 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Monday, 25 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 on 23 Apr to 10:37 on 23 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 on 23 Apr to 10:37 on 23 Apr. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

LONG MOUNTAIN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 on 23 Apr to 10:37 on 23 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:36 on 23 Apr to 10:37 on 23 Apr. [BBC]

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