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North Wales - some viewers will need to retune Freeview on 14th November 2012

As part of the change of what is known as the 800MHz band of frequencies from television to 4th generation mobile broadband, there is an ongoing programme of changes taking place over the next few months.

As part of the change of what is known as the 800MHz band of fr
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Viewers in North Wales who use the Storeton, Moel-Y-Parc and Llanddona transmitters, and many of the relays will need to retune. Other relays will find one or more multiplexes will be without services during the night.

Those watching Freeview on the Isle of Man will also have to retune.

Here is a list of the transmitter changes:

14th November 2012

Beary Peark (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Bethesda: PSB2 C60 to C60-
Bethesda North: PSB1 2W to 4W PSB2 2W to 4W PSB3 2W to 4W
Cemaes: PSB1 5.6W to 11W PSB2 5.6W to 11W PSB3 5.6W to 11W
Coed Derw: PSB2 C50 to C40
Douglas (IoM): PSB2 C60 to C60-
Glyn Ceiriog: PSB2 C61 to C49
Glyndyfrdwy: PSB1 C62- to C50
Jurby (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Laxey (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Llandderfel: PSB1 C62- to C50
Llanddona: COM6 C50 to C40 PSB2 C60 to C60-
Llandecwyn: PSB1 C61 to C49
Llanengan: PSB1 C61 to C49
Llangollen: PSB2 C61 to C49
Llanuwchllyn: PSB3 C50 to C40
Maentwrog: PSB1 3.2W to 6W PSB2 C50 to C40 3.2W to 6W PSB3 3.2W to 6W
Moel-Y-Parc: PSB2 C49+ to C39+
Morfa Nefyn: PSB1 14W to 28W PSB2 14W to 28W PSB3 14W to 28W
Port St Mary (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Ramsey (IoM): PSB1 C49- to C39+
Storeton: PSB3 C60 to C60-
Union Mills (IoM): PSB3 C50 to C40
Waunfawr: PSB1 5.2W to 10.4W PSB2 5.2W to 10.4W PSB3 5.2W to 10.4W

Here is a map of the transmitter regions where the changes are taking place:

If you are, you will need to do a retune on your Freeview equipment. You may find that you have to do a "first time installation".

The services on the multiplexes in Wales are as follows:

Freeview Wales multiplexes after switchover

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
Declan McGrath
2:32 PM

I get served from the Llanddona transmitter. what time will i have to retune.? Someone help me please.


Declan McGrath

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3:14 PM

Declan McGrath: Here is the timetable:


Moel y Parc, Storeton Wales, Llanddona


Llandderfel, Llandecwyn

Late afternoon

Glyn Ceiriog, Glyndyfrdwy, Llangollen, Llanuwchllyn, Bethesda, Coed Derw, Llanengan, Maentwrog

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Declan McGrath
8:31 PM

Thanks Briantist il do it when i come back from college. Thanks for your advice. What will i do without this website.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012
gerry flanagan
10:26 AM

hi wat wood be the strongest transmitter to go for in wales .i live in dublin east cost of irealand

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Charles Stuart

11:46 AM

@ Gerry Flanagan - I would have thought that trying specifically to tune into one particular transmitter could be an erroneous approach as local topography could make the theoretical best not the best. However, if it's because you have to manually adjust the aerial to the right direction and then add channels to your box, I'd be inclined to start with Blaenplwyf, then try either Presely or Llanddona. However, you might also try Divis in Northern Ireland.

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Charles Stuart's 159 posts GB

12:30 PM

I have to say that after this re-tune of PSB2 at M-Y-Parc,some of my customers have now lost ITV Wales/S4C in favoured areas around South-east Shropshire,which is extreamly disapointing!As MYP is co-channel with Sutton Coldfield.
It is a shame that MYP cannot use Channels 48,51,52, for it's PSB's and give viewers more choice.
I would imagine that there must be issues,in certain areas in between Sutton and MYP's service areas because of co-channel interference.

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Dave Lindsay

1:25 PM

Gerry Flanagan: I agree with Charles here. As I said in my posting to you about Virginia: you have to go with what you can get.

I have read that the Kilkeel relay can be received along the east coast.

The coverage maps on this site (I assume) assume an omnidirectional radiation pattern due to the fact that the powers that be won't release the actual ones.

The BBC Wales map shows all transmitters in Wales:

BBC Wales | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

A map of the full service transmitters (which broadcast PSBs and COMs) is here:

Full service Freeview transmitters | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

I draw your attention to this because the full service transmitters are the higher-power ones:

Full service Freeview transmitters | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Looking at the map, the main ones are:

Arfon (2kW PSB-only relay)

UK transmitters, including channels and powers:

Ofcom | Digital Switchover Transmitter Details

(Not sure how up-to-date this is.).

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Friday, 16 November 2012
Declan McGrath
10:07 AM

whats the UHF channel number for film4 4music yesterday viva itv4 4seven aljezzera english sky sports 1 and 2.? i get served by the Llanddona transmitter.

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Dave Lindsay

10:27 AM

Declan McGrath: These are carried on COM6 multiplex which is on channel 40 from Llandona.

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Declan McGrath
11:13 AM

Thanks for the advice. I shall do that later.


Declan Mcgrath

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