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The symbol shows the location of the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter which serves 360,000 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 Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wenvoe transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)384mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)384mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Wales), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)384mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42+ (642.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C45+ (666.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 61 True Entertainment, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Justice, 42 DMAX, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 16 others

LCF
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)384mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Cardiff,

com7
 H -3.3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)384mDTG-647,000W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -2.7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)384mDTG-653,200W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together, 91 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Wenvoe transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 6km northeast (42°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 1km east-northeast (74°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

AbergwesynActive deflector7 km N Llanwrtyd Wells20 homes
BarryTransposer10 km SW city centre300 homes
Celtic ManorTransposer5 km E Newport80 homes
PentrebachTransposer3 km S Merthyr Tydfil100 homes
YstradfellteActive deflector30 km NE Port Talbot20 homes

How will the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20102010-1323 Jan 132013-1715 May 2019
VHFB E TB E TW TB E TB E K TW TW T
C5BBCtvwaves
C301LOCAL2
C31com7com7
C342
C37com8com8
C39 ArqBArqBArqB
C40-A
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCABBCA
C42+SDN+SDN+SDNSDN
C43-C
C44BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C46-D
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C49tv_off+ArqB
C50tv_off-B
C51tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesLCFLCF
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
com8(-9.7dB) 53.2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-10.3dB) 47kW
Mux 1*, LCF(-17dB) 10kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 5kW

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. Wenvoe 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, 23 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 21:20 yesterday to 21:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 February 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 21:20 on 22 Feb to 21:31 on 22 Feb. [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 yesterday to 00:00 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 yesterday to 00:57 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 today to 05:00 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 yesterday to 00:00 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 yesterday to 00:57 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 yesterday to 00:00 today, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 today to 05:00 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 yesterday to 00:57 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 4 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 on 02 Mar to 00:00 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 yesterday to 05:00 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 on 02 Mar to 00:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:30 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 yesterday to 05:00 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 on 02 Mar to 00:00 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 on 02 Mar to 00:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 on 03 Mar to 05:00 on 03 Mar, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 on 02 Mar to 00:00 on 03 Mar. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 on 02 Mar to 00:57 on 03 Mar. [BBC]

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Thursday, 7 March 2019
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 23:38 on 02 Mar to 00:00 on 03 Mar, BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 04:52 on 03 Mar to 05:00 on 03 Mar. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 23:35 on 02 Mar to 00:57 on 03 Mar. [BBC]

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