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Freeview Light on the Caernarfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Caernarfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter which serves 900 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 Caernarfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Caernarfon 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
C24 (498.0MHz)28mDTG-35W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Wales, 2 BBC Two Wales, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)28mDTG-35W
Channel icons
5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Wales),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)28mDTG-65W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD Wales, 102 BBC Two HD (England), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC 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 52 Freeview channels?

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

The Caernarfon (Gwynedd, Wales) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Caernarfon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 196km south-southeast (160°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 199km south-southeast (161°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

How will the Caernarfon (Gwynedd, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Dec 2018-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 21 Oct 09 and 18 Nov 09.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 5W
Analogue 1-4(-4dB) 2W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Llanddona 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. Caernarfon 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
Friday, 26 June 2020
Transmitter engineering
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1:28 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 24 Jun 17:28 until 24 Jun 21:55. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 1 October 2020
Transmitter engineering
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10:28 AM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 30 Sep 14:04 until 30 Sep 15:04. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 2 March 2021
Transmitter engineering
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4:36 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 2 Mar 11:05 until 2 Mar 11:13. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 3 March 2021
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7:49 AM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 3 Mar 04:26 until 3 Mar 04:33. Off the air due to a fault from 2 Mar 11:05 until 2 Mar 11:13. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 7 March 2021
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1:37 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 3 Mar 04:26 until 3 Mar 04:33. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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8:50 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Jul 18:27 until 21 Jul 18:35. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 24 July 2021
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11:50 AM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Jul 11:19. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Jul 18:27 until 21 Jul 18:35. . [BBC]

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2:50 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Jul 11:19 until 24 Jul 13:08. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Jul 18:27 until 21 Jul 18:35. . [BBC]

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Monday, 26 July 2021
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5:51 AM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 26 Jul 02:51 until 26 Jul 02:58. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Jul 11:19 until 24 Jul 13:08. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 21 Jul 1 [BBC]

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8:51 PM

CAERNARFON transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 26 Jul 02:51 until 26 Jul 02:58. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Jul 11:19 until 24 Jul 13:08. . [BBC]

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