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THE WENVOE TRANSMITTER is the main UHF and National FM/DAB radio transmission site for South Wales, sited near its primary population base of Cardiff.

Supported by a significant network of UHF relays, the station also serves the valleys of South East Wales with coverage extending westwards to parts of Carmarthenshire and Swansea.

Originally opened in August 1952 by the BBC, it is the site of the first permanent television transmitter in Wales.

The station is located around five miles east of the St Hilary station from where the Independent Television Authority (ITA) established their first Welsh television transmission site.


STATION INFORMATION


Location:

Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan

Grid Reference:

ST110742

Landlord:

Arqiva (Legacy: BBC/Crown Castle UK/NGW)

Ground Height:

128.0m

BBC Region:

Wales

Mast Height:

260.7m

ITV Region:

Wales

Aerial Height (*):

382m

 

UHF Tx Number:

10600

(*) Average UHF aerial height above sea level (a.o.d)  

 

 


  CURRENT TRANSMISSIONS

Digital Television  

 

Analogue Radio (FM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

: Ch/Polarisation/e.r.p

 

 

 Service:

(MHz)

(e.r.p)

PSB1

: 41 / H / 100kW 

 

 

BBC Radio 1:

99.5

250kW

PSB2

: 44 / H / 100kW 

 

 

BBC Radio 2:

89.9

250kW

PSB3

: 47 / H / 100kW 

 

 

BBC Radio 3:

92.1

250kW

COM4

: 42 / H / 50kW 

 

 

BBC Radio 4:

94.3

250kW

COM5

: 45 / H / 50kW

BBC Radio Cymru:

96.8

250kW

COM6

: 39 / H / 50kW

 

 

BBC Radio Wales:

103.9

40kW

MUX7

: 31 / H / 40.7kW

 

 

Classic FM:

101.7

125kW

 

 

 

 

 

Nation Radio:

106.8

4kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BBC National (Block 12B)

 

 

 

 

 Digital One (Block 11D)

 

 

 

 

South East Wales (Block 12C)

 

 

 

 

 

PRE-DIGITAL SWITCHOVER UHF TRANSMISSIONS

(Shutdown completed 31 March 2010)

Analogue Television 

 

 

 

Digital Television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

  Ch/Polar/e.r.p

 

 

 

 

Service

 Ch/Polar/e.r.p

BBC1

: 44 / H / 500kW

 

 

 

 

Mux1

: 30 / H / 10kW

BBC2

: 51 / H / 500kW  

 

 

 

 

Mux2

: 34 / H / 05kW

ITV1

: 41 / H / 500kW 

 

 

 

 

MuxA

: 40 / H / 05kW

S4C

: 47 / H / 500kW

 

 

 

 

MuxB

: 50 / H / 05kW

Ch5

: No Service

 

 

 

 

MuxC

: 53 / H / 05kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MuxD

: 46 / H / 05kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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