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Freeview Light on the Mynydd Machen (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Mynydd Machen (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter which serves 31,000 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 Mynydd Machen (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Mynydd Machen 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
 V max
C23+ (490.2MHz)411mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C26+ (514.2MHz)411mDTG-3400W
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, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29+ (538.2MHz)411mDTG-6400W
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, 123 CBBC HD,



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?


The Mynydd Machen (Caerphilly, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Mynydd Machen transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 14km south-southwest
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 19km southwest
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Mynydd Machen (Caerphilly, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA K
C23ITVITVITV+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4
C29C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1

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 3rd March and 31st March 2010.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area

Jan 1958-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. Mynydd Machen was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Sunday, 4 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 yesterday to 21:56 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 yesterday to 20:32 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 yesterday to 22:28 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 yesterday to 21:56 y [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 yesterday to 22:28 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 yesterday to 21:56 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 yesterday to 20:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 yesterday to 22:28 y [BBC]

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Monday, 5 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
8:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
11:32 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
2:31 PM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 o [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 o [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
11:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 o [BBC]

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Wednesday, 7 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
8:31 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:35 on 03 Sep to 20:32 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 on 03 Sep, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 21:51 on 03 Sep to 21:56 on 03 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 22:25 on 03 Sep to 22:28 o [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

MYNYDD MACHEN transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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