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The symbol shows the location of the Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter which serves 6,100 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 Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rhymney 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
C40 (626.0MHz)450mDTG-330W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)450mDTG-330W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)450mDTG-630W
Channel icons
74 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

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 51 Freeview channels?

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

The Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +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 Rhymney transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 26km south (175°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 30km south (182°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Rhymney (Caerphilly, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1315 May 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TB E K T
C40BBCA
C43D3+4
C46BBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCA
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 150W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 30W

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. Rhymney 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
Saturday, 22 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:28 PM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 21 Aug 01:20 until 21 Aug 01:41. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. Off the air due to a fault from 21 Aug 01:20 until 21 Aug 01:41. . [BBC]

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Friday, 28 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:28 PM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 September 2020
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Gerald May
7:58 PM

Having a lot of Phone calls today about the HD channels (BBC B) and ITV Channels (D3+4) on this Transmitter (Rhymney) the Channels are still being transmitted but are heavily corrupted.
(Looking at the spectrum centered at 721 MHz 200 MHz Span)
BBC A 626 MHz is OK at the Moment

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Thursday, 10 September 2020
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Chris.SE
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3:31 AM

Gerald May:

The transmittr is currently listed for Planned Engineering, so this is the most likley cause of the current issues you are seeing.

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Gerald May
10:25 AM

OK, Many thanks for the Info.

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Gerald May
11:21 AM

Hi again Chris,
After a couple more phone calls I ran a couple of tests to see if it is "Brand Specific" or not.
Tried a Samsung 55 inch HDTV and a Humax Freeview HD Box.
Same results on both!!
Will have to wait for completion of maintenance.
Very many thanks.

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Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

RHYMNEY transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 15 Sep 13:18 until 15 Sep 14:27. . [BBC]

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