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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?

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
 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
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 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

com7
 H -1.5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)572mDTG-614,300W
Channel icons
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

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

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, 18 June 2015
Dave Lindsay
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2:49 PM

Phil Walpole: Storeton and Moel-y-Parc are only 15 degrees apart from your location, so if you have a good reception of one then you might get good of the other. If you are referring to reception of Moel-y-Parc with your Storeton aerial then this is of course at opposite polarity, so perhaps if you had a horizontally mounted aerial in the direction of MyP you might get stable reception, including COM7 and COM8. You would, of course, have to use Storeton for regional programming.

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4:17 PM

Phil Walpole: Here is a terrain plot:


Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location


It looks like anything on the ground within a quarter of a mile of you might cause difficulty, but other than that, at 19 miles you have clear line-of-sight.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:15 today. [BBC]

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7:33 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:15 today to 04:35 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 23 September 2015
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4:33 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:15 yesterday to 04:35 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 September 2015
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4:33 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:15 on 22 Sep to 04:35 on 22 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
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7:32 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:02 today to 05:09 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 26 November 2015
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4:32 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:02 yesterday to 05:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:02 yesterday to 05:09 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:07 today to 05:39 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 27 November 2015
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4:32 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:02 on 25 Nov to 05:09 on 25 Nov, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:07 yesterday to 05:39 yesterday. [BBC]

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