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The symbol shows the location of the Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter which serves 7,600 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 Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Merthyr Tydfil 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
C25 (506.0MHz)313mDTG-325W
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 max
C22 (482.0MHz)313mDTG-325W
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 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)313mDTG-625W
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

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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 Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 Merthyr Tydfil transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 30km south-southeast (162°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 33km south (169°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Merthyr Tydfil (Merthyr Tydfil, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20102010-1330 Jun 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 3 Mar 10 and 31 Mar 10.

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

Analogue 1-4 125W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Wenvoe transmitter area

Jan 1958-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. Merthyr Tydfil 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
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:18 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 today to 01:37 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:14 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 today to 01:43 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:16 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 yesterday to 01:43 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:16 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 00:01 yesterday to 01:37 yesterday [BBC]

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Sunday, 22 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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10:42 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 today to 09:04 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 today to 09:04 today [BBC]

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Monday, 23 May 2011
Transmitter engineering
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4:34 AM

MERTHYR TYDFIL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 yesterday to 09:04 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:26 yesterday to 09:04 yesterday [BBC]

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stuart
5:41 AM

I also receive from penyard relay transmitter and i'm also very angry that we can only get a fraction of the available channels. my parents at great expence upgraded their aerial etc to pick up from wenvoe and received nearly all channels available until the retune this month and now they can only receive the same channels as we get from penyard. how strange, i smell a rat don't you.

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Briantist
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8:00 AM

stuart: You have not provided a postcode, so I can't really say, but don't get upset, the commercial operators did not regard this transmitter as profitable to operate from because the costs of transmission would be large compared to the number of viewers.

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STUART
9:01 AM
Merthyr Tydfil

Hi Briantist, my parents post code is Merthyr cf47 otl and they have been receiving all free view channels for approx. Three years even when Wenvoe was transmitting at half power. When switch over occurred in 2010 they lost film four, then later on they lost the Yesterday channel. They are using two separate aerial setups for two TVs, both setups have 12db to 15db wideband aerials and 22db mast amps. They have no video rec, skybox or games consoles attached, also neighbours with similar setups have lost the same channels and its only since the retune this month.com 4,5 and 6 have vanished, can you help

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Mike Dimmick
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2:14 PM

Stuart: The problem is that the final channel allocations for Wenvoe COM multiplexes clash with the allocations for the PSB multiplexes at Trefechan. The change to the final channels for SDN and ArqA multiplexes happened on the 27th of April. The ArqB multiplex moved at switchover at the end of March 2010.

You could see how well it works without the amplifiers first. The COM multiplexes are now in adjacent channels to the PSB multiplexes, and if the signal levels are too high it causes intermodulation, which causes errors in other channels but the worst errors occur in adjacent channels.

Otherwise, there's really nothing you can do without spending a lot of money on an antenna array that rejects more signal from Trefechan, or getting a satellite subscription. Freesat doesn't carry many of the channels carried by the Freeview COM multiplexes.

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