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The symbol shows the location of the Trefechan (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter which serves 4,700 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 Trefechan (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Trefechan 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)305mDTG-310W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)305mDTG-310W
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)305mDTG-610W
Channel icons
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 58 Freeview channels?

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the effected channels
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The Trefechan (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

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 Trefechan transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 32km south-southeast (158°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 35km south-southeast (165°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Trefechan (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1715 May 2019
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves D3+4D3+4
C40BBCA
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C43D3+4
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C46BBCB
C49tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4

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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 10W
Analogue 1-4(-3dB) 5W

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. Trefechan 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, 27 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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12:05 AM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:13 on 24 Oct to 02:37 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:43 yesterday to 09:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 [BBC]

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6:05 AM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:13 on 24 Oct to 02:37 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:43 on 25 [BBC]

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3:05 PM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:13 on 24 Oct to 02:37 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:03 on 25 Oct to 04:20 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06: [BBC]

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9:05 PM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:13 on 24 Oct to 02:37 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:45 on 23 Oct to 11:04 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:03 on 25 [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:05 AM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:13 on 24 Oct to 02:37 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 06:43 on 25 Oct to 09:18 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 01:03 on 25 Oct to 04:20 on 25 Oct, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality f [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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8:09 PM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 today to 18:49 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 today to 18:49 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 26 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 yesterday to 18:49 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 yesterday to 18:49 yesterday. [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 December 2018
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

TREFECHAN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 on 25 Dec to 18:49 on 25 Dec, HD Digital TV Off Air from 18:20 on 25 Dec to 18:49 on 25 Dec. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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7:31 AM

TREFECHAN 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
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4:30 AM

TREFECHAN 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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