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Conway (Conwy, Wales) DAB transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Conway (Conwy, Wales) transmitter.

UK Free TV shows the coverage area for a radio transmitter as a coloured overlay (orange for FM, other colours for DAB) on the grey map. We have computed the coverage by combining the terrain with the official radiation pattern. A single click will select the transmitter to view the coverage for a single site, and a double click goes to a page showing full details. Click on the buttons in the right-hand corner of the map to choose from different frequencies (or multiplexes for DAB).

 

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Conway Freeview Conway DAB Llanddona TV region BBC Wales Wales

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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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HuwvThomas
7:18 PM
Colwyn Bay

I live at LL28 5TD. We lost DAB signal on Sunday and are receiving messages that DAB is not available

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Thursday, 2 October 2014
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Mark
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

6:56 PM

HuwvThomas: The new North Wales multiplex is launching in December from Arfon & Conwy so there could be some work going on at Conwy in preparation for this.

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Mark's 181 posts GB
Thursday, 29 December 2016
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Karen Williams
7:09 PM

Hello, how can I find out when the Conway transmitter will be re-boosted to show more Freeview channels please?
I live in Mochdre (North Wales) and can only get 19 Freeview channels which isn't much in this day and age.
Our local aerial engineer reported that they are waiting to hear when it is being upgraded but are still waiting. Thank you.

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StevensOnln1
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11:11 PM

Karen Williams: No plans have been announced for any transmitters to be upgraded to receive more channels and it's unlikely that this will change. The operators of the COM4, COM5 and COM6 commercial multiplexes were given the opportunity to expand their coverage from 80 transmitters to 200 at digital switchover but they declined to do so, presumably because they didn't think it would be profitable enough after all the costs they would incur. If you want more channels without subscribing to Sky, you should look at getting Freesat.

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Thursday, 15 June 2017
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Beth Roberts
10:14 AM
Llandudno

My parents live in LLandudno ( Postcode LL30 1BZ) and until a few weeks ago received all the welsh channels. However recently these have all changed to English ie S4C to Channel 4 and BBc Wales to BBc North West!

They live in retirement appartments but other residents of the main road in different buidlings have also lost the welsh channels so the problem is not with their Ariel. Im not sure where to get advice on this but its frustrating for them as they want to watch the welsh TV and don't have sky

Can you help with this?

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StevensOnln1
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11:49 AM

Beth Roberts: It sounds like your parents (and their neighbours) have retuned and picked up the Winter Hill transmitter (carrying BBC North West & ITV Granada) instead of Llanddona (which carries BBC Wales/ITV Wales/S4C). Some TVs will ask you to select which region you prefer when retuning if you are in an overlap area with multiple regions available, but if your parents' TV doesn't offer this they'll need to carry out a retune with the aerial unplugged to clear the currently tuned channels, then reconnect it, go to the menu and carry out a manual tune on each of the following UHF channels - 57, 60, 43, 46, 40 (also 53 if the TV supports Freeview HD) which should restore all of the channels from Llanddona.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018
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Dilwyn Roberts
2:10 PM

This comment is regarding the Conwy Relay Station.

Every morning at 8-30, the Radio Cymru signal on channel 24 of my DAB radio cuts out and the LCD reads Radio Cymru 2 (Channel 12). I then have to re-tune the radio back to channel 24. Why does this happen? Is there any way I can avoid it?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

2:20 PM

Dilwyn Roberts: What make and model of radio do you have?

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Tuesday, 22 December 2020
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Chris Atherton
7:39 PM

Is it possible with a good enough aerial to receive transmissions from Winter Hill or Llandonna when you live in St Agnes Road, Conwy? We are currently only receiving a few stations (I presume from the Conway transmitter) using an indoor aerial, and was wondering if it was worth investing in a proper outdoor aerial

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Chris.SE
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:29 PM
Conwy

Chris Atherton:

Assuming your postcode is LL32 8RY, then the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker suggest that you ought to get a good and reasonably reliable signal (but perhaps not that strong) from Winter Hill - but not COM7, but you might also get the Liverpool Local multiplex but that signal could be poor and not very reliable.
I'd be guessing but your location might be too much in the valley or there's too much high ground to the west of you to get a signal from Llanddona as there's no prediction. (PS. you've posted on the DAB transmitter page rather than the Freeview one, but no problem).

Have a look round at your neighbours rooftops to see what aerials they have.
The Conway transmitter (a "light" relay of Llanddona - PSB multiplexes only) is at bearing 151 degrees (~ slightly S of SSE) and uses vertical polarisation (aerial rods vertical).
Winter Hill is at bearing 67 degrees (~ENE) and uses horizontal polarisation (aerial rods horizontal).
Llanddona would be approx. slightly W of WNW using horizontal polarisation.

Ask any neighbours that have aerials pointing at either of the main transmitters how reliable their signals are and if they can recommend a good local aerial installer would should know what you may expect.

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