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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 H -1.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)572mDTG-614,300W
Channel icons
64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 89 Together TV +1, 92 Pick +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 209 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -1.5dB
C56 (754.0MHz)572mDTG-614,000W
Channel icons


DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 192km south (179°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
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?

GwyddelwernActive deflector17 km E Llangollen62 homes
LlandeglaTransposer12 km E Wrexham33 homes
Pentre-llyn-cymmerTransposer18 km E Betws-y-Coed15 homes

How will the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2019
VHFB E TB E TWE TE TW TW T
C6BBCtvwaves
C11ITVwaves
C27_local
C30C
C32com7com7
C34Dcom8com8
C36ArqA
C39 +D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C48-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C51tv_off-SDN-SDN-SDN
C52tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C54tv_off1
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_local_local_localcom8tv_off
C58tv_off2
C61A
C64B

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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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7(-8.4dB) 14.3kW
com8(-8.5dB) 14kW
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

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Thursday, 16 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:36 yesterday to 12:02 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 17 May 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:09 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 11:36 on 15 May to 12:02 on 15 May. [BBC]

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Thursday, 20 February 2020
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Dave Makin
9:03 AM
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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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StevensOnln1
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10:28 AM

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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Chris.SE
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8:05 PM

Dave Makin:

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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Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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Chris.SE
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11:04 PM

All:

Freeview have just announce the final 700MHz Clearance dates and the remaining change for Moel-y-Parc will be on the 12th August.

COM4/SDN multiplex is moving from C51 to C33.

This means that the final channels for Moel-y-Parc will be
C45, C39+, C42, C33, C36, C48, C55, and C27 that's in the order PSBs1-3, COMs4-7, & Local
Which of those multiplexes you can receive will (as always) depend upon your location, those that you currently receive should not change, there are no power changes and no further aerial changes should be required.
(Note - COM8 was closed by Arqiva for commercial reasons on the 22nd June, see https://ukfree.tv/extras/inreplyto/922572 ).

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11:33 PM

Just to add to the above, if you had problems receiving the COM5/ArqA multiplex when it moved from C52 to C36, the COM7 multiplex when it moved from C32 to C55, and the Local multiplex when it moved from C56 to C27 all on the 27th February 2019, then you possibly needed an aerial upgrade if you haven't already got a Group T/Wideband aerial. After the final changes, if you are not predicted to receive the temporary COM7 HD multiplex on C55, or not interested in doing so, then a Group K aerial may be better if you are generally in a weaker signal area.

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