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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.

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 14 others

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
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5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-20,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD Wales, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
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 E4 (Wales), 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

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
C39 +D3+4+D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?

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

Tuesday, 26 March 2013
2:10 PM

I understand that the signal from a dish is about 26Mhz and that a terrestrial aerial is about 7.5 Mhz

Why cannot both emit the same strength signals so that I could use the same digibox?

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Dennis's 2 posts GB flag
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5:25 PM

Dennis: You will really have to clarify what you are referring to, as signals picked up by satellite dishes (should you be referring to this) operate in the higher 10 to mid 12Ghz "microwave" frequency ranges and which are approximately 4 to 5 times higher than that used by your microwave oven, whereas terrestrial aerials used for Freeview and such likes operate on UHF frequencies from approximately 470 to 850Mhz or so, the latter being reduced to 786Mhz for purposes of accommodating 4G phone use.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Simon Logan
8:06 AM

Hi All,
Bit of a novice in this, i live close to Bolton in Manchester and when i auto retune my Humax PVR i get all the Welsh channels ! Not that i don't love to visit Wales .... but... i used to use channel 62 to tune manually, this does not work now, does anybody know what channel i use to just get standard BBC1 etc. Thanks. I think it maybe channel 56 ?

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Simon Logan's 2 posts GB flag
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9:03 AM

Simon Logan: The BBC and ITV channels from Winter Hill located at just under 9 miles away are on mux Ch50 (BBC) and Ch59 (ITV).

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 2 May 2013
8:28 AM

I receive MyP from my CH48 address (directly across the Dee Estuary) and usually the signal strength on all MX's is strong. However over the past few days CH48 ARQ B (ITV4, Film 4, Yesterday, 4seven etc) have all disappeared. Retuning doesn't bring them back althought the signal strength shown on mt RX says I'm receiivng the same as for ARQ A. Any ideas?

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dms05's 2 posts GB flag

4:33 PM

dms05: Although the indications for both muxes may appear to be the same it really depends on what's actually seen as they might be hovering around the cut off threshold for your TV or boxes tuner, although its the signal "quality" that is by far the more important of the two indications seen and should always be higher than the strength, albeit that some devices only give a combined indication.

The only way of accurately judging things is to go into your TV or boxes tuning menu / manual tune and enter Ch48 into the box but NOT followed by pressing search or scan, because the signal level should appear after entering 48, note what it is then change Ch48 for 52 once again noting the indications seen and giving an update on results.

By the way what you have mentioned indicates that you are receiving from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter,

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 3 May 2013
8:07 AM

jb38 - you are quite right about 'Quality'. All the Mx's indicated Excellent/Very Good signal strength and quality except Ch48 which shows zero quality. I eventually tracked the problem and it was a cable connection - after remaking this Ch48 returned. Quite why all the other Mx's worked perfectly but Ch48 didn't is odd but I now have excellent/VG on all Mx's. Yes I do receive from MyP even though I'm close to a relay at West Kirby (1km) because the MyP reception is (a) better (b) has the HD and various other channels not on the relay. The draw back of course is I receive BBC Wales News from Cardiff but live on the Wirral!

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dms05's 2 posts GB flag

11:33 AM

dms05: Well if you want to pick up West Kirby, you should check UHF channels 27, 24 and 21 to see what their signal is like, and use those instead of MyP for your PSB channels.

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

12:27 PM

dms: Or can you receive the full service, including North West programming, from Storeton?

All transmitters carry HD; it is the Commercial services that aren't available from all.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 13 June 2013
Mark Fletcher

5:29 PM

Slight correction concerning Moel-Y-Parc (pronounced Moyl-a-Parc) main transmitter.It is located in Flintshire but located in Wales/Cymru not in England.Sorry to correct you there.

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