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Freeview Light on the Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter which serves 13,200 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 Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rhondda 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
 H -20dB
C23 (490.0MHz)
362mDTG-31,000W
10W
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
 V max
 H -20dB
C26 (514.0MHz)
362mDTG-31,000W
10W
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
 V max
 H -20dB
C29 (538.0MHz)
362mDTG-61,000W
10W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

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 61 Freeview channels?

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The Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Quest HD, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, True Entertainment, True Movies, Yesterday, YourTV.

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 Rhondda transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 22km southeast (134°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 23km southeast (146°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Rhondda (Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 2.5kW
PSB1||, PSB2||, PSB3||(-4dB) 1000W
PSB1≡, PSB2≡, PSB3≡(-24dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe 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. Rhondda 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
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 yesterday to 13:31 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 yesterday to 13:31 yesterday. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:15 on 13 Oct to 08:28 on 13 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 on 15 Oct to 13:31 on 15 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 on 15 Oct to 13:31 on 15 Oct. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 08:15 on 13 Oct to 08:28 on 13 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 18 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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6:06 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 on 15 Oct to 13:31 on 15 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 13:29 on 15 Oct to 13:31 on 15 Oct. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 today to 05:28 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 today to 05:28 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 yesterday to 05:28 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 yesterday to 05:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 8 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 on 06 Feb to 05:28 on 06 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 05:25 on 06 Feb to 05:28 on 06 Feb. [BBC]

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Thursday, 4 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 PM

RHONDDA transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:15 today to 18:25 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 5 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:15 yesterday to 18:25 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 6 April 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

RHONDDA transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 18:15 on 04 Apr to 18:25 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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