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The symbol shows the location of the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter which serves 29,000 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 Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wrexham Rhos 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
C28 (530.0MHz)257mDTG-80W
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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

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C22 (482.0MHz)257mDTG-80W
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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),

 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)257mDTG-80W
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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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
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The Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, 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 Wrexham Rhos transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 176km south (185°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 180km south (186°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Wrexham Rhos (Wrexham, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2019-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 200W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 80W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area

Sep 1962-Jul 1964Wales (West and North) Television (Teledu Cymru)
Jul 1964-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. Wrexham Rhos 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, 9 February 2012
Dave Lindsay

2:31 PM

DJP: I've just seen your posting after I posted my latest message.

Good to hear that you fixed it. It might be worth writing down what you did as it might help when you come to retune at a later date.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
3:29 PM

Dave, I think all the Welsh transmitters carry ITV HD Central.

It looks as if I've got a hybrid of both Winter Hill and MYP with regard to the channels I'm getting. BBC 1 SD is on channel 45, ITV Wales, S4C and Channel 4 are on channel 49, whilst BBC 3 and 4 along with the majority of all other channels seem to be coming from Winter Hill. BBC 1 HD and S4C Clirlun are on channel 42 whilst BBC HD is channel 54.

Ironically, I don't seem to be picking anything up from channels 28, 22 & 25 which are the Wrexham Rhos channels, yet I'm only about 3 miles away from the transmitter and can see the mast clearly from the street, as it's on the opposite mountain !!!

Don't know what I did as such, just selected the auto tune again.

Once again thanks for your help and advice.

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Dave Lindsay

3:56 PM

DJP: Your aerial should be vertical for Wrexham Rhos and horizontal for Moel y Parc or Winter Hill. It may work to a certain degree, but if you're getting nothing from Wrexham, then I am wondering if your aerial is horizontal.

Be aware that Wrexham is not a full service Freeview transmitter, which means that if you do use it, you need to use Winter Hill or Moel y Parc for them.

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Dave Lindsay

4:07 PM

DJP: You have a choice. You can leave it as it is or you can try for Moel y Parc, re-aligning your aerial on it.

You should be aware that the commercial (COM) channels from Moel y Parc are at half transmission power with respect to the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) ones and that this will always be the case. Also be aware that Ch48 (Pick TV etc) may be subject to a reactive power decrease to half its full power until 24 October 2012.

What this means is that you might find that Moel y Parc COMs are unreceiveable and its PSBs are, even if you adjust the aerial so that it faces it. Should this be the case, then what you have now might be the best you can get without getting an exterior aerial and/or a higher gain one.

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Friday, 10 February 2012
hilary gregory
4:43 PM

We live in north Bolton BL7 area and yesterday the BBC picture began to pixelate badly around 6pm then BBC disappeared altogether from our screen. Weak or no signal was displayed on all BBC channels for the remainder of the night. This morning we switched on BBC working as normal. Was it the ice?

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Steve P

5:42 PM

hilary - quite possibly.

Have a looki on your home page - Winter Hill i presume - others may have same.

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Friday, 30 March 2012
Transmitter engineering

12:30 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:13 today to 11:16 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

6:29 PM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:26 today to 15:30 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 31 March 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:26 yesterday to 15:30 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 1 April 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

WREXHAM-RHOS transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 15:26 on 30 Mar to 15:30 on 30 Mar [BBC]

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