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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Upper Killay (Swansea, Wales) transmitter.

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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.

 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)102mDTG-32W
Channel icons
2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 9 others

 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)102mDTG-32W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Wales), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 7 Channel 4 (Wales) South ads, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)102mDTG-62W
Channel icons
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?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 58km east-southeast (104°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 56km east-southeast (109°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Upper Killay (Swansea, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20102010-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2019-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K

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?

Analogue 1-4 3W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-1.8dB) 2W

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. Upper Killay 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.

Thursday, 25 August 2011
9:23 PM

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's 1 post GB
10:07 PM

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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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts Gold Gold GB
Mike Dimmick
10:51 PM

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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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 24 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
9:42 AM

UPPER KILLAY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:21 yesterday to 21:21 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:21 yesterday to 21:21 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,114 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
5:05 AM

UPPER KILLAY transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:21 on 23 Oct to 21:21 on 23 Oct HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:21 on 23 Oct to 21:21 on 23 Oct [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,114 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 16 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
8:30 PM

UPPER KILLAY transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,114 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 24 October 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 AM

UPPER KILLAY transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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