Freeview Light on the Usk (Monmouthshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Usk (Monmouthshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Usk (Monmouthshire, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Usk 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 (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 14 others 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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,
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD Wales, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 110 Channel 4 HD (Wales), 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?
The Usk (Monmouthshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! christmas, GREAT! movies extra, GREAT! movies, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's Christmas, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Usk transmitter?
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 32km southwest (227°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
How will the Usk (Monmouthshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area
Ceri: Not necessarily. A booster will only help in cases where the signal isn't strong enough. If the signal is of insufficient quality then it won't help.
If it's pointing to Usk then be aware that the three channels (frequencies) it uses as the same as used by Mendip for its COM channels (those you can't get from Usk), albeit that Mendip's horizontally polarised and Usk is vertically so.
On looking at StreetView there are an awful lot of aerials facing Mendip. This, and the prediction from Digital UK, therefore makes me wonder whether the issue is interference from Mendip.
If this is the case then maybe moving the aerial to somewhere that the Mendip signal isn't likely to be as strong, but where there is still line-of-sight (albeit through the roof tiles) to the Usk transmitter.
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USK transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 20:34 yesterday to 20:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 20:34 yesterday to 20:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 21:33 today. [BBC]
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