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The symbol shows the location of the Mynydd Pencareg (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 Pencareg (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Mynydd Pencareg 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
C41 (634.0MHz)460mDTG-324W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)460mDTG-324W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)460mDTG-624W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Mynydd Pencareg (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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 Pencareg transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 86km southeast (138°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 87km southeast (141°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Mynydd Pencareg (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1731 Oct 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TB E K T
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C49tv_off BBCABBCA
C54tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C58tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C61ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C64BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 19 Aug 09 and 16 Sep 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 120W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 24W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli 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. Mynydd Pencareg 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 11 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:28 AM

MYNYDD PENCARREG transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:31 on 09 May to 03:30 on 09 May [BBC]

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Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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8:27 PM

MYNYDD PENCARREG transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 today to 17:31 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

MYNYDD PENCARREG transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 yesterday to 17:31 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

MYNYDD PENCARREG transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 17:16 on 29 May to 17:31 on 29 May [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Carol Lovekin
5:13 PM

Te: MYNYDD PENCARREG transmitter - Freeview BBC TV off air since 00:21 today. Any idea how long for?

Cheers

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Wednesday, 6 November 2013
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Georgina Rees
3:10 PM
Aberaeron

My Sky+HD box isn't getting a satellite signal. It comes up as For your Information 25.

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jb38
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8:55 PM

Georgina Rees: This type of problem is frequently caused by either the dish having been moved (blown or knocked) out of alignment or alternatively by water having entered the boxes "F" connector where its connected into the dish.

Should the latter apply then this can be checked by swapping the boxes LNB1 & LNB2 inputs over, if though the situation remains the same then this is inclined to point to a possible dish alignment problem, as even although a "no signal" message may have appeared its not necessarily the case that nothing is being received, as signals under a certain level will trigger this message.

You should carry out a signal check using the following procedure:

Press "Services" on your Sky remote control and you will see the main menu with "Options" being highlighted.

2:- Select the "Settings" menu using the right arrow button and press select.

3:- Use the left / right arrows to scroll to "Signal" and press select, the grey bars displayed will show you the strength of the signal being received, if any! should though anything be indicated then the strength / quality levels of that seen have to be around 50% minimum to produce a picture, this especially so where the quality is concerned which should never be lower than the strength.

By the way error 25 (sometimes 29) and not receiving a signal means exactly the same thing.

Further info dependant on reply, although if all the aforementioned fails then you could try placing the box in standby for 30 secs or so before disconnecting it from the mains, this then followed by reconnecting it again after a further 30 seconds and going through the installation procedure.

In cases like this its always much easier to verify if the dish is OK or not by trying another box on the dish, if a standard box then try each of the two input leads one at a time.

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Sunday, 26 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

MYNYDD PENCAREG transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 yesterday to 00:51 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 yesterday to 00:51 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 27 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:24 AM

MYNYDD PENCAREG transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 on 25 Jan to 00:51 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 on 25 Jan to 00:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:23 AM

MYNYDD PENCAREG transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 on 25 Jan to 00:51 on 26 Jan, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 23:56 on 25 Jan to 00:51 on 26 Jan. [BBC]

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