Freeview Light on the Upper Killay (Swansea, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Upper Killay (Swansea, 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Upper Killay (Swansea, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Upper Killay 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.
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Radio Wales, 720 BBC Radio Cymru,
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, 24 ITV4 +1, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),
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, 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 0 Freeview channels?
The Upper Killay (Swansea, 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 Upper Killay transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 58km east-southeast
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Upper Killay (Swansea, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 3rd March and 31st March 2010.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area
I receive my TV Transmissions from Upper Killay, Swansea. As this is a relay station I can only receive a limited number of channels. When am I going to be able to receive the same number of channels as people who receive direct from a main transmitter? In the meantime, surely I am due for a rebate on my TV Licenec Fee because of the my limited reception, which is not my fault.
Sensible answers only to this query please.
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Andrew: Have you tried putting your postcode into the Digital UK postcode checker to see if you are predicted to receive the COM muxes from Wenvoe, or possibly Mendip after the power is eventually increased? With regard to the TV license, this has to be paid whenever a TV is capable of receiving even one channel. As it pays for the BBC you are able to receive all the BBC channels on PSB1 and PSB3.
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Andrew: Legally, the TV licence is required if you own a TV. The fees collected go to the BBC, whose channels are transmitted from all relay transmitters. The BBC only pay the cost of broadcasting their own services, there is no subsidy for other multiplexes or channels.
The commercial multiplex operators simply decided that it wasn't cost effective - that is, it wouldn't bring in enough revenue - to broadcast from any more transmitters. The regulator, Ofcom, decided that they could not be forced.
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