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The symbol shows the location of the Machynlleth (Powys, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 Machynlleth (Powys, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Machynlleth 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
C32 (562.0MHz)131mDTG-34W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)131mDTG-34W
Channel icons
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,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)131mDTG-64W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 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 60 Freeview channels?

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The Machynlleth (Powys, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Machynlleth transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 129km south-southeast (160°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 132km south-southeast (162°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Oct 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C5BBCtvwaves
C32BBCA
C34D3+4
C35BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 4 Nov 09 and 3 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 20W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 4W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Blaenplwyf 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. Machynlleth 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
Saturday, 16 April 2011
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Grant
5:56 PM

Why are the Freeview channels in the Llandrindod area of Wales so BBC orientated? 25 of the 33 channels available are BBC channels (over 75%).

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Sunday, 17 April 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:52 AM

Grant: Because the BBC have a duty to provide 100% coverage of their and no one else does.

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Friday, 22 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:33 PM

MACHYNLLETH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:36 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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8:27 PM

MACHYNLLETH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:36 today to 18:44 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 today to 18:44 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:41 AM

MACHYNLLETH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 17:36 yesterday to 18:44 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:50 yesterday to 18:44 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 July 2011
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Rob Goodall
8:20 AM
Machynlleth

My local repeater (Machynlleth) used to be 20watts output using analogue but is now 4watts with digital, why is this? And would an increase in power help people like me who are outside the current footprint?

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Briantist
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9:05 AM

Rob Goodall: Yes, the drop of 7dB is standard over all the UK transmitters.

Less signal power is required for the digital services to provide the same coverage area as the analogue ones had.

There was never any intention for additional homes to be covered at switchover. You need to use Freesat instead of Freeview.

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Rob Goodall
12:13 PM
Machynlleth

Briantist: Thanks, it's a shame that having moved into the area all my expensive existing terrestrial equipment (PVR, HD boxes)are scrap! Thanks for the quick and helpful reply though. Rob

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Friday, 29 July 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:09 AM

Rob Goodall: I guess there is always ebay?

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Friday, 6 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 PM

MACHYNLLETH transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 14:40 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:40 today [BBC]

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