Full Freeview on the Pontypool (Torfaen, Wales) transmitter
|Google map||Bing map||Google Earth||51.685,-3.037 or 51°41'7"N 3°2'14"W||NP4 5XJ|
The symbol shows the location of the Pontypool (Torfaen, Wales) transmitter which serves 19,000 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Pontypool (Torfaen, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Pontypool 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.
DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Pontypool (Torfaen, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Pontypool transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 25km southwest
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Pontypool (Torfaen, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||2013-18||2013-17||30th Jun 2019-|
|aerial group||A K||A K||W||A K||A K||A K||A B C/D E K VHF|
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?
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50W|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-11dB) 20W|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-14dB) 10W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area