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The symbol shows the location of the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter which serves 95,000 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 Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Moel-Y-Parc 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
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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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
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)572mDTG-320,000W
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
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)572mDTG-620,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C51- (713.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 E4 (Wales), 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C36+ (594.2MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C48- (689.8MHz)572mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Wales Today 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 2YQ, 192km south (179°)
to BBC Wales region - 206 masts.
regional news image
ITV Cymru Wales 1.2m homes 4.7%
from Cardiff CF5 6XJ, 196km south (181°)
to ITV Wales region - 206 masts.

Are there any self-help relays?

GwyddelwernActive deflector17 km E Llangollen62 homes
LlandeglaTransposer12 km E Wrexham33 homes
Pentre-llyn-cymmerTransposer18 km E Betws-y-Coed15 homes

How will the Moel-Y-Parc (Flintshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?

1963-80s1984-971997-981998-20092009-132013-182013-1727 Feb 2019
VHFB E TB E TB E TE TE TW TW T
C6BBCtvwaves
C11ITVwaves
C27_local
C32com7com7
C34com8com8
C36ArqA
C39 +D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C48-ArqB-ArqB-ArqBArqB
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves+D3+4
C51tv_off-SDN-SDN-SDN
C52tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+ArqA+ArqA+ArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_off_local_local_localCOM8tv_off

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 28 Oct 09 and 25 Nov 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
com7(-8.4dB) 14.3kW
com8(-8.5dB) 14kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-20dB) 1000W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-26dB) 250W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
R
Rob
11:28 PM
Cardiff

Why does this site describe the location as Flintshire, England?
Flintshire is in Wales.

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Rob's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
R
Ray Parry
12:19 PM

On November 14 PSB2 D3+D4 changed to channel 39+

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Ray Parry's 4 posts GB
Friday, 16 November 2012
P
Patrick
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:33 AM

I receive my TV signal from Moel Y Parc and last night I noticed that there was no signal for ITV 1, S4C, Ch 5, ITV 2,Ch 4, ITV+1 etc. BBC channels etc were OK. It was the same this morning and it applied to my 2 recorders and 2 TV sets. I have retuned a TV set and all is now OK. Has there been a signal change?

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Patrick's 25 posts GB
Thursday, 29 November 2012
I
Ivor Hughes
5:01 PM

Despite 2 attempts at retuning after 14th November I cannot now receive ITV/S4C/channel4/Channel5 signals. My TV screen displays "no signal" for these channels. All BBC and many other channels give perfect reception. What do I do now??

Ivor Hughes

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:19 PM

Ivor Hughes: If you are using a communal/shared aerial system then it could be the aerial system that needs adjustment.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 2 December 2012
P
Patrick
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:07 AM

Ivor Hughes. When I retuned I found that a search for new channels did not work. I had to do a complete retune of all channels before I could receive ITV,CH4 & 5 etc.

Hope this helps.

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Patrick's 25 posts GB
Sunday, 10 March 2013
A
adrian
2:57 PM

hi im in Rhyl LL18 and my freeview signal is very week and its pointing towards winter hill but a quick internet search shows i'm closer to moel-y-parc - would that be a better option?
Would English channels still be received as dad like them.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:36 PM

adrian: I've taken a couple of postcodes in Rhyl (the police station and the Pavilion) and Digital UK suggests that Moel y Parc might be a possibility, as is Winter Hill. However, you won't receive English programming from it because it's in Wales and carries Welsh regional programming!

The difference between Winter Hill and Moel y Parc is:

Winter Hill:

- BBC One North West
- BBC Two England
- ITV Granada

Moel y Parc:

- BBC One Wales
- BBC Two Wales
- ITV Wales
- S4C

Moel y Parc carries Channel 4 (albeit with South Ads whereas Winter Hill carries North Ads).

Unfortunately, due to the channels used by Moel y Parc and Winter Hill, it won't be possible to combine two aerials into one feed properly (using a diplexer).

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adrian
7:32 PM

adrian: Dave Lindsay thank you very much for clearing that up and so quickly, looks like winter hill it is.
Noticed this afternoon that my freeview box shows a strong signal then roughly 20/30sec later the signal drops completely for a sec then back to strong.
Tried a cheap signal meter on cable from aerial and its only lighting up the first light (50 db) of four lights, wondering if its just an aerial / connection problem now as the 52 element aerial was only fitted a few years ago.
Best wishes



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