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Full Freeview on the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter

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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
1 BBC One Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 14 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)384mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
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, 33 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)384mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C42+ (642.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 28 E4 (Wales), 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 83 Blaze, 84 Blaze +1, 122 CITV, plus 24 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 Ch, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)384mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 23 others

LCF
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)384mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Cardiff, plus 1 others

com7
 H -3.3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)384mDTG-647,000W
Channel icons
 Buz Muzik, 56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 71 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 4 others

com8
 H -2.7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)384mDTG-653,200W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 3 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
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 1km east-northeast
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20102010-1323/1/13-2013-18
aerial groupVHFB EB EWB EB E KW
C5BBCtv
C301
600C31com7
C342
C37com8
C39 ArqBArqB
C40-A
C41ITVITVITV+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C42+SDN+SDN+SDN
C43-C
C44BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C45+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C46-D
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C49+ArqB
C50-B
C51BBC2BBC2BBC2LCF

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 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, 14 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 03:26 yesterday to 03:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 15 January 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 03:26 on 13 Jan to 03:30 on 13 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
10:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 09:13 today to 09:16 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 2 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 09:13 yesterday to 09:16 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 117,825 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
7:32 PM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 09:13 yesterday to 09:16 yesterday. FM: Radio Cymru FM Weak Signal from 17:16 today to 19:12 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 3 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 09:13 on 01 Feb to 09:16 on 01 Feb. FM: Radio Cymru FM Weak Signal from 17:16 yesterday to 19:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 117,825 posts Owner Owner xx
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

WENVOE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 09:13 on 01 Feb to 09:16 on 01 Feb. FM: Radio Cymru FM Weak Signal from 17:16 on 02 Feb to 19:12 on 02 Feb. [BBC]

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