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Freeview Light on the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter which serves 2,700 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 Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmitter.

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

Which Freeview channels does the Pontardawe 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
C49 (698.0MHz)204mDTG-325W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 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
C58 (770.0MHz)204mDTG-325W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C, 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
C54 (738.0MHz)204mDTG-625W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, 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 54 Freeview channels?

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

The Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5STAR, 5USA, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Action, CBS Drama, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Home, Horror Channel, ITV 2 +1, ITV Be, ITV Be +1, ITV3, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Spike, Talking Pictures TV, Tiny Pop, Travel Channel, Tru TV +1, True Entertainment, truTV, Vintage TV, VIVA, Yesterday, YourTV, YourTV +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 Pontardawe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 49km east-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 48km southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Pontardawe (Neath Port Talbot, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-1322/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49 BBCABBCA
C54BBCBBBCBBBCB
C58BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C61ITVITVITVBBCA
C64BBC2BBC2BBC2
C68C4C4C4

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 12th August and 9th September 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 125W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Kilvey Hill 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. Pontardawe 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
Monday, 22 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
1:32 PM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
4:32 PM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 today to 13:46 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 today to 13:46 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 yesterday to 13:46 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 yesterday to 13:46 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 on 22 Feb to 13:46 on 22 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:02 on 22 Feb to 13:46 on 22 Feb. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 104,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 21 March 2016
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
1:31 PM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 today to 11:14 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 today to 11:14 today. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 104,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 104,625 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 25 March 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

PONTARDAWE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 on 23 Mar to 11:14 on 23 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:35 on 23 Mar to 11:14 on 23 Mar. [BBC] Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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