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Freeview Light on the Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.662,-4.736 or 51°39'41"N 4°44'8"Wsa_postcodeSA70 7RP

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The symbol shows the location of the Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,900 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 Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Tenby 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
C56- (753.8MHz)97mDTG-320W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C48 (690.0MHz)97mDTG-320W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Wales), 4 S4C HD, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C52- (721.8MHz)97mDTG-620W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 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 0 Freeview channels?


The Tenby (Pembrokeshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Tenby transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 106km east
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 104km east-southeast
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

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

years1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EC/D EC/D EC/D E
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1
C42C4C4C4
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2
C48D3+4D3+4D3+4
700C49ITVITVITV
C52-BBCB-BBCB-BBCB
C56-BBCA-BBCA-BBCA

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 26th August and 23rd September 2009.

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

Analogue 1-4 25W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Carmel 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. Tenby 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
Monday, 15 December 2014
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John Ross
1:05 PM

The communal TV system in Paxton Court in Tenby provides digital TV I believe from the Penally transmitter. All the channels except channel 60 carrying the BBC programmes show a freeview signal strength of 10 but channel 60 shows about 3 leading to highly pixilated pictures. I have done a reset and rescan with no difference shown. Is there a way to receive good Freeview BBC channels in this location?

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jb38
7:05 PM Tenby

John Ross: If you are referring to high rise properties in the SA70 7ET post code area, then Carmel @ 29 miles / 71 degrees is indicated as the station covering that area, with a clear line-of-sight to said station.

As your reception is via a communal aerial, then this obviously limits your options for reception by not having any control over the aerial system, the point being, have you checked with any of the other apartment dwellers to find out if they are also suffering from BBC reception problems?

If though they are, then the matter should be referred to the building maintenance department as its their responsibility to have the problem sorted out, that said, the problem might not actually be caused by anything connected with a fault in the communal aerial system, as the possibility always exists that interference being picked up from such as a 4G mobile phone base station could be responsible, should any be located nearby?, a communal aerial mounted on top of a high rise apartment block being in an ideal position to pick up interference of this sort, 4G having a greater affect on the reception of channel 60 more than any others.

Apart from that, there really isn't much that you can do unless the property is fitted with a satellite socket?, because should it have a satellite outlet point then this would enable you to purchase a Freesat receiver box, as those outlet sockets are suitable for use with either Freesat or Sky, although satellite "recorders" do require twin outlet points, as they are fitted with two tuners.

One final point, should any enquiry reveal that others are "not" experiencing any problems with the reception of BBC, try and find out if their BBC is also being received on Mux C60 and not Mux C56, as C56 is from the local Tenby transmitter.

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jb38
11:33 PM

John Ross : That said was on the assumption that because of your location having a clear line of sight with the Carmel transmitter, the communal aerial is likely to be facing towards that station to enable the full range of channels to be received, however it may not be!, a simple way of telling being whether or not ITV3 can be received, should it not be, then the aerial will be facing towards the local Freeview "light" Tenby transmitter located @ 1.8 miles / 243 degrees, the Mux channels used by this station being: BBC1 C56 / ITV1 C48 / HD service C52, the transmissions from the station radiating on Vertical polarity, (receiving aerial elements facing up & down) whereas the undermentioned Carmel transmitter is on Horizontal.

Channels used by the Carmel transmitter being : BBC1 C60 / ITV1 C53 / HD C57 / ITV3 etc C54 / Pick etc C58 / 4Music etc C49.


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