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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter.

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C43+ (650.2MHz)562mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C46+ (674.2MHz)562mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C40+ (626.2MHz)562mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42- (641.8MHz)562mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45- (665.8MHz)562mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)562mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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
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 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel 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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 111km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
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?

AbergynolwynActive deflectorGwynedd84 homes
CaerberllanActive deflector
Cwmtydu A/dActive deflector17 km NNE Newcastle Emlyn10 homes 50 caravans
DrefelinActive deflector20 km NNW Carmarthen36 homes
Poppit SandsActive deflector39 km NE Carmarthen Caravan Park
Rhyd-yr-onnenActive deflector20 km N Aberystwyth20 homes caravan site

How will the Preseli (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1962-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Oct 122013-1731 Oct 2018
VHFB E TB E TB E TW TK TK TK T
C8ITVwaves
C30_local_local_local_local
C37C5wavesC5waves
C39A ArqBArqBArqB
C40BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves BBCBBBCBBBCB
C42-B-SDN-SDN-SDNSDN
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C45-C-ArqA-ArqA-ArqAArqA
C46BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C47+1
C49tv_off-D+ArqB
C50tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCB
C51tv_off+2

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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 1-5 100kW
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

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.

Comments
Wednesday, 3 July 2019
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Les Bromley
3:15 PM
Boncath

My Radio times shows the programmes for Wales. I am aware there have been channel changes but despite several retuning of the tv channels are missing e.g. channel 48
My post code is SA37 0EH.
An answer to this would be appreciated.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:32 PM

Les Bromley:

Preseli uses channels 43, 46, 40, 42, 45 and 39. See Coverage Checker - Detailed View

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Michael
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10:03 PM

Preseli remains on the same channels as hitherto - 43, 46, 40, 42, 45 and 39, as listed by MikeP above.
On channel 48 you might find BBC in HD from Ilfracombe.
I would suggest you retune *manually* to the Preseli channels.

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Michael's 842 posts GB
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Chris.SE
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5:59 PM

Les Bromley:

I wonder if you are actually meaning LCN 48 (channel/programme) which was movies4men which moved to LCN 40 and then became True Entertainment, but what wasn't clearly stated on a later Freeview update was that it changed mux to a Local Mux. Unfortunately there is no Local Mux at Preseli.
See -
Service Updates | Freeview /sony-channel-changes.html">Sony Channel changes | Freeview
Service Updates | Freeview /channel-changes-on-27-june-2019.html">Channel launches, closures and changes on 27 June 2019 | Freeview

It seems that Service Updates | Freeview is a page to keep an eye on, but this Digital UK | Channel listings is usually an accurate list.

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Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:03 PM

That figures! If former LCN 48 ( including Movies for Men) was implied, strangely it is now not available in Wales. See http://www.digitaluk.co.u…ngs. A bit sad, given the number of dubious channels offered by Freeview... With a dedicated Group-A antenna you just might get LCN 40 (with Movies for Men) from Huntshaw Cross on the SDN multiplex (channel 32: 562MHz). But if you have line-of-sight to the satellite at 28?E, Freesat might be worth considering. Good luck!

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Michael's 842 posts GB
Thursday, 11 July 2019
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Chris.SE
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4:41 AM

The changes made to the True channels have been made by Sony. For their Official Site see True Channels
A Contact Us link at the bottom of the page will allow you to email them at info@truemovies.tv to complain about the changes where you can no longer receive the channels.

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Chris.SE's 348 posts GB
Friday, 9 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 PM

PRESELI transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 today to 15:05 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

PRESELI transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 11 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:08 AM

PRESELI transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 on 09 Aug to 15:05 on 09 Aug. [BBC]

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