Full Freeview on the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 95,000 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 Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Moel-Y-Parc 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,
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others 115 TJC HD, 733 Trans World Radio,
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 192km south (179°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 196km south (181°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
|Gwyddelwern||Active deflector||17 km E Llangollen||62 homes|
|Llandegla||Transposer||12 km E Wrexham||33 homes|
|Pentre-llyn-cymmer||Transposer||18 km E Betws-y-Coed||15 homes|
How will the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, 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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-20dB) 1000W|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-26dB) 250W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
At home ( CH2 4LN ), because of large trees, I have to tune in to Moel y Parc where I can only get the Welsh BBC 1, 2 and ITVWales. At my caravan in Talacre Wales ( CH9 ) again using Moel y Parc, I can get BBC 1 North West and ITV Granada. Why can't I get these channels at home?
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Dave Makin: Moel y Parc only broadcasts the Welsh versions of BBC1/2 and ITV, it does not broadcast BBC North West or ITV Granada. From looking at the Freeview checker, it would appear that you should be able to get a good North West/Granada signal from Winter Hill if those trees weren't in the way. You haven't given a full postcode for your caravan, however it is safe to say that you must be receiving Noth West/Granada from another transmitter at the location, rather than from Moel y Parc.
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Apart from the fact that I can't see any CH9 postcodes in the Talacre area which way are you pointing your aerial for what you think is Moel-y-Parc? It also should be horizontal polarisation.
If you are anywhere near the Talacre Beach caravan park area and if you are pointing it S for Moel-y-parc the predicted reception is not as good as other transmitters.
Also if you are picking up North West signals, as StevensOnln1 has said you must be getting them from another transmitter.
If you are pointing your aerial S, then the NW region signals are being picked up on a "side-lobe" of your aerial - in which case you might just as well point it the direction of the NW transmitters and get a more reliable signal.
There's only 3 likely transmitters, West Kirby is a "Light" transmitter just across the water on the edge of the Wirral but vertical polarisation (bearing 80 degrees - slightly N of E), Storeton which has 6 NW muxes (due E also vertical), but more to the point, Winter Hill (ENE bearing 60 degrees) which is predicted to give excellent reception there apart from COMs 7&8 but they are only slightly worse than Moel-y-parc.
If you know the UHF channels numbers you are picking up there, that may identify the transmitter you've been getting.
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