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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Wenvoe 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,
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, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 203 CITV, plus 18 others JSTV, kykNET, 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 267 Revelation TV, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 675 ADULT PARTY, 676 ADULT Blue, 677 ADULT Babestn2, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 88 Quest Red +1, plus 22 others Rishtey Cineplex, 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Cardiff,
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 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, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others Rishtey,
Community Channel, Front Runner, 55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 4 others 40 Rocks and Co, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD, 114 Colors 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
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?
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?
|Abergwesyn||Active deflector||7 km N Llanwrtyd Wells||20 homes|
|Barry||Transposer||10 km SW city centre||300 homes|
|Celtic Manor||Transposer||5 km E Newport||80 homes|
|Pentrebach||Transposer||3 km S Merthyr Tydfil||100 homes|
|Ystradfellte||Active deflector||30 km NE Port Talbot||20 homes|
How will the Wenvoe (Cardiff, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1950s~85||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2010||2010-13||23/1/13-||2013-17||30th Jun 2019-|
|aerial group||VHF||B E||B E||W||B E||B E K||W||B E 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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|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
I am using an old "One for All" indoor aerial with a Toshiba Digital TV in our Summer House in the back garden.
We are in Rhiwbina, Cardiff....no problems in the house with TV reception from the normal aerial..
Is there. a Problem for reception here for indoor aerials...???.....the only way I can get any channels is to hang the the aerial out through the window...it is fine then.
Any advice...???.....maybe invest in a modern indoor aerial..???
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Phil: Indoor aerials only work well in places that have a strong signal to begin with. Using one at ground floor level will never produce the same results as a roof (or loft) mounted aerial as there will be less signal due to obstructions such as the surrounding buildings and trees etc (and signals reflecting off the same cancelling out the wanted signals) which are less of a problem at roof height. Also, a lot of indoor aerials are poorly designed and are little more than a piece of wire sticking out of an amplifier. The best type to try are ones that look like a smaller version of a rooftop aerial, or even consider mounting a small rooftop aerial on your summer house.
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Further to that said by StevensOnln1, I concur that 'indoor' aerials are not at all effective unless you are very close to a powerful transmitter. Years of TV field servicing experience suggests they are never a good solution.
One alternative is to have an active splitter added into your existing aerial signal feed and an additional coaxial cable run from that to your Summer House, bearing in mind that aerial cables are not designed to be suspended or buried. So if it crosses 'open space' you will need either supporting wires to 'hang' it from or sealed circular trunking below ground for it to fed through. Or else have a new aerial fitted where it can receive a good and stable signal.
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4:33 PM Blackwood
When will Blackwood area be able to watch all the freeview channels instead of the handful currently available to us. It seems so unfair that we pay the same license fee but have only a fraction of channels available. I understood that when digital had been rolled out to the whole country, the signals would be boosted to give the wider choice to everyone but this hasn't materialised.
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Cwmfelinfach is a Freeview Lite transmitter and, as with all such, there is no plan for any further channels to be made available. This is an entirely commercial descision by the non-PSB broadcasters. They have to cover their costs, of transmitting programmes, from the advertising revenue they try to attract. If the audience is too small to interest the advertisers, as with most/all Freeview Lite transmitters, then there is no attraction to pay to provide those extra channels.
It has nothing to do with paying for a TV Licence as that is required to receive any available channels being broadcast or via the BBC iPlayer.
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