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Freeview Light on the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter which serves less than 500 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 Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ferryside 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)79mDTG-25W
Channel icons
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V -7dB
C30- (545.8MHz)79mDTG-5W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)79mDTG-25W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, 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 Ferryside transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 84km east-southeast (112°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 83km east-southeast (115°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Ferryside (Carmarthenshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20042005-1331 Dec 2018
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCABBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCB
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesSDNSDN
C30-D3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 29 Nov 04 and 30 Mar 05.

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

SDN, BBCA, BBCB 25W
Analogue 1-4(-0.4dB) 23W
D3+4(-7dB) 5W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Preseli 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. Ferryside 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, 4 June 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 12:46 on 02 Jun to 12:47 on 02 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 02 Jun to 11:36 on 02 Jun HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:46 on 02 Jun to 12:47 on 02 Jun [BBC]

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Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
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11:43 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Very Weak Signal from 10:23 today [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 December 2011
Stuart O.
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2:29 PM
Wrexham

I don't know if anyone has ever asked this, but although Ferryside was the first transmitter to go digital, the fact that it's a relay, I don't understand why it has a 4th multiplex transmitting from it (SDN).

All other relays appear to have 3 or 6 multiplexes so why does this have 4?

Is this just a one-off special as it was the first one to switch so Ferryside viewers just have that extra privilege than other Freeview Lite viewers?

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Dave Lindsay
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3:30 PM

Stuart O.: Ferryside was the first transmitter in the UK to switch in 2005:


BBC NEWS | Wales | South West Wales | Two towns pioneer digital TV


Perhaps carrying SDN has come about as a result of that and it wouldn't have got it otherwise (its ERP is only 25W).

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Sunday, 18 December 2011
Stuart O.
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1:28 PM
Wrexham

Hi Dave Lindsay,
As I said in my post above,'it was the first one to switch', but thanks anyway for the BBC news link.

I've noticed in the past how you seem to be able to respond to my posts so soon after posting them.
I was just curious so I hope you don't mind me asking, but how are you able to respond to my posts so soon after posting them?

Are you one of the people who run this website? Therefore do you receive an email every time someone posts something on the site and as to what and where they posted on the site?

I'm interested to know so hope you can explain.

Thanks.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:33 PM

Stuart O.: I keep checking the last 50 comments made on this site:

Last 50 posted comments on UK Free TV | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

I'm not one of the people who run the site, just happy to help.

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Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:31 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:31 today to 03:30 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 10 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:31 yesterday to 03:30 yesterday [BBC]

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Friday, 11 May 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 AM

FERRYSIDE transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:31 on 09 May to 03:30 on 09 May [BBC]

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