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The symbol shows the location of the Pencader (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Pencader (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast?

PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 26 Oct 12:40 until 26 Oct 13:04. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Pencader 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
C30 (546.0MHz)215mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)215mDTG-32W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)215mDTG-62W
Channel icons
74 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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Pencader (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, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, 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 Pencader transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 91km southeast (130°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 91km southeast (133°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1317 Oct 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C37BBCB

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 6W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4.8dB) 2W

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. Pencader 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.

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Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 2 Mar 12:17 until 2 Mar 12:37. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 21 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 20 Mar 16:50 until 20 Mar 21:49. . [BBC]

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Friday, 19 June 2020
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7:28 AM

PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 17 Jun 13:11 until 17 Jun 13:22. . [BBC]

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Friday, 11 September 2020
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4:27 PM

PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 10 Sep 13:17 until 10 Sep 15:36. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 27 October 2020
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PENCADER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 26 Oct 12:40 until 26 Oct 13:04. . [BBC]

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