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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 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
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C HD, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
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, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C52+ (722.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 others

com7
 H -1.5dB
C32 (562.0MHz)572mDTG-614,300W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 5Spike 1, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD,

com8
 H -1.5dB
C34 (578.0MHz)572mDTG-614,000W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 5 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
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 196km south
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?

years1963~851984-971997-981998-20092009-1314/11/12-2013-1731st Mar 2019-
aerial groupVHFB EB EWEEWK
C6BBCtv
C11ITV
C30C
600C32com7
C33BBCA
C34Dcom8
C36D3+4
C39 D3+4D3+4BBCB
C42C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCBSDN
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAArqA
C48-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
700C49ITVITVITV+D3+4
C51-SDN-SDN-SDN
C52BBC1BBC1BBC1+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C541
C56_local_local_local
C582
800C61A
C64B

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: 4G from 30 June 2020more
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 28th October and 25th November 2009.

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
Saturday, 28 October 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:58 on 26 Oct to 13:28 on 26 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018
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J Loyd
5:43 PM

Freeview set top boxes a national scam sham criminal disgrace a fraud like all digital tv move box move scart move tv aerail cable loose of signal n worse somebody should be sued for this national scam disgrace aerail cables same as the original ones used when tv first boardcast, move one millimetre TVs goes off disgrace

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StevensOnln1
7:36 PM

J Loyd: Freeview is not a scam or a fraud. If moving something causes you to loose signal then you have problem with your aerial system, such as a loose cable, bad connection somewhere or the aerial itself could have been damaged over the many years it has likely been in place, or you are trying to use an unsuitable indoor aerial in a location that doesn't have a strong signal. You aren't going to be able to take someone to court because of a problem with your aerial system or cabling.

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Thursday, 15 February 2018
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Philip Clancy
10:06 AM Liverpool

I have roof aerial with line of sight to Moel - y - Parc Freeview, two cables suppling two TVs. serving two rooms, one I have a problem with picture breaking up on BBC 4. ITV 4 and Drama on one tv but not on 2nd, have checked and when one is breaking up other is perfect. I have been told I need new aerial, but do not understand why one is perfect. Any suggestions please.

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MikeP
10:33 AM

Philip Clancy:

You need to check the signal strengths of both the good TV and the one having poor reception. It is possible that your signal strength may be too high, or too low, for one of the TV sets - the tuners do vary in sensitivity.

Ideally you want both sets to have signal strengths in the 60% to 85% range. Higher than that can cause picture break up, loss of sound or even a report of 'no signal' because the tuner is getting too much signal. If it is less than that range then that can cause similar problems and could be due to a poor connection or a fault in the way the signals are being split between the two sets.

Is the split done using a passive splitter, with no power requirement, or an active one needing a power suppy?

Are you getting the transmissions intended for a Welsh audience? You are closer to the Winter Hill transmitter, a distance of 31 km and bearing of 42 degrees, yet Moel-y-parc is 39 km away at a bearing of 236 degrees. If you are getting the correct local versions (English) for your area then you are probably using Winter Hill. Check what channels (not programme numbers) the BBC and ITV services are on.



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StevensOnln1
10:52 AM

Philip Clancy: What signal strength and quality are you getting on the channels that are breaking up? If you swap the TVs over, does the same problem still happen in the same room?

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Friday, 9 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
1:29 PM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 18:11 yesterday to 18:19 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

MOEL-Y-PARC transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 18:11 on 08 Mar to 18:19 on 08 Mar. [BBC]

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Sunday, 15 April 2018
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Roger N
4:30 PM

Can anyone tell me why the Moly Y Parc transmitter cannot broadcast Granada regional signals to the Wirral as the coastal area along the river Dee cannot pick up signals from any other transmitter?
After all the Storeton transmitter broadcasts the welsh service to the opposite bank of the Dee from the Granada region.

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StevensOnln1
5:47 PM

Roger N: Moel-Y-Parc is a Welsh transmitter which is primarily intended to serve North Wales (although it does have large areas of overlap coverage in England). The Welsh muxes broadcast from Storeton are to provide infill coverage for areas that do not get good coverage from any other transmitter, rather than to provide an additional region. The coverage maps suggest that most of The Wirral can receive ITV Granada from either Winter Hill or Storeton, but if you provide a full postcode we can check the predicted coverage at your location.

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