Full Freeview on the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 57,000 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 Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Preseli 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
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),
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 65 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 14 others Racing TV, 16 QVC, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 44 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, 22 Ideal World, 36 QVC Beauty, 37 QVC Style, 71 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 679 ADULT Studio 66, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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 Preseli transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 111km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 110km east-southeast (120°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.
Are there any self-help relays?
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|Poppit Sands||Active deflector||39 km NE Carmarthen Caravan Park|
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How will the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 20kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 10kW|
|Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-20dB) 1000W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli transmitter area
I'm guessing Preseli may be on essential engineering maybe due to the above reports as all TV muxes appeared to go off-air just before 1045. All back on air at time of posting. I note that virtually all its relays are on Planned Engineering with "Possible service interuptions".
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We are having problems with keeping a signal on our free view box. We are on a caravan site at New Hedges in Tenby SA70 8TR. We have reset numerous times but the picture constantly freezes and goes off regularly to no signal being received.
Our aerial is fitted in the window pointing the same way has all others on the site and I believe this to be the Preseli transmitter.
We have turned off all phones, CD player laptops etc but no improvement.
Could you help in diagnosing the problem.
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The predicted transmitter for your location is indeed Preseli which should give you the most reliable signals. The COM multiplexes may be slightly less reliable than the PSBs. The aerial should have its rods horizontal and be pointing at a bearing of 8 degrees (that's east of due N).
You can also receive a number of other transmitters in that location with less releibale signals that may be more variable or poor.
I suggest the first thing to check is that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels for Preseli by going to your set's tuning section, they are C43, C46, C40, C42, C45, C39 in the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB-HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6.
You may be able to check best in Manual tuning if you have that option, but you may have others such as Signal Test or similar. (Ignore PSB3 if your set hasn't got an HD/T2 tuner).
If you find you are not tuned to these UHF channels, unplug the aerial and carry out an automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning as nothing should be found. Plug the aerial back in an ideally carry out a manual tune for the correct UHF channels.
If you are tuned to the correct channels, then check your aerial connections and coax plug for any poor or broken connections. Is your aerial a Wideband or Group B suitable for Preseli and does it have a similar number of elements to others there that are receiving satisfactory signals?
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PRESELI transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Sep 13:23 until 15 Sep 14:32. Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Sep 13:23 until 15 Sep 14:48. . [BBC] , DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Sep 13:23 until 15 Sep 14:32. Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Sep 13:23 until 15 Sep 14:48. . [BBC]
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