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Encyclopedia > Arfon transmitting station

The Arfon transmitting station is a facility for FM radio and television transmission at Nasareth, Caernarfon, Gwynedd in northwestern Wales (grid reference SH476493). It comprises a 308.7m (1013ft) guyed mast with antennas attached at various heights. It is owned and operated by Arqiva. Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... This is about the Middle East city of Nazareth. ... Caernarfon (the original Welsh spelling is now almost always used in preference to the anglicised forms, Caernarvon or Carnarvon) is a royal town in north-west Wales. ... Gwynedd is an administrative county in Wales, named after the old Kingdom of Gwynedd. ... This article is about the country. ... The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... A guyed mast is a mast that receives support from guy lines. ... A Yagi-Uda beam antenna Short Wave Curtain Antenna (Moosbrunn, Austria) A building rooftop supporting numerous dish and sectored mobile telecommunications antennas (Doncaster, Victoria, Australia) An antenna or aerial is an arrangement of aerial electrical conductors designed to transmit or receive radio waves which is a class of electromagnetic waves. ... Arqiva Logo Arqiva is one of the two main transmitter and broadcast companies in the United Kingdom. ...

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History

The station was built by the ITA in the 1960s to provide a 405-line ITV Band III (VHF) TV service for north west Wales. Unlike the BBC, which served the area from Llanddona (on the island of Anglesey), Arfon gave better coverage to some areas. 405-line TV was discontinued in the UK in 1985. ITA can refer to: The International Olympic Committees abbreviation for Italy In the United Kingdom, the Independent Television Authority was the regulator for commercial television for some years. ... 405 line is the name of a monochrome analogue television broadcasting system in operation in the UK between 1936 and 1985, and also used for some time in Ireland and Hong Kong. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... Band III is the name of a radio frequency range within the very high frequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... The Llanddona transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated at Llanddona, near Beaumaris, on the isle of Anglesey, Wales (grid reference SH583810). ... Anglesey (Welsh: , pronounced (IPA)), is an island and county at the northwestern extremity of Wales. ... Coverage maps are designed to indicate the service areas of radiocommunication transmitting stations. ...


In October 1975 the site became a medium power 625 line UHF TV relay of Llandonna, at the time carrying BBC One, BBC Two and ITV. S4C was added in 1982. More recently, Police and Ambulance communications have been added, in addition to mobile (cellular) telephone antennas. In 1993, Classic FM began using the site for FM coverage of north west Wales in preference to Llanddona (the BBC's regional FM site), partly due to a dispute over BBC charges for sharing fees of its transmitter masts and antennae, but more because Arfon, in conjunction with Great Ormes Head (near Llandudno) gave Classic FM better coverage than the BBC sites. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... This article is about the radio frequency. ... BBC One (styled BBC1 until 1997) is the most watched domestic channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... It has been suggested that Channel 3 (UK) be merged into this article or section. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Classic FM is the United Kingdoms first national commercial radio station, broadcasting classical music in a popular and accessible style. ... Llandudno South Parade (on the north shore) viewed from the Great Orme, with the twin mounds of Deganwy Castle in the distance Llandudno Bay and the Little Orme viewed from the Great Orme Llandudno Pier viewed from the Happy Valley gardens A sunny corner in the Happy Valley gardens Llandudno...


On 16 November 1998, local commercial radio station Champion 103 launched from studios in Caernarfon with its transmitter at Arfon. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Champion 103 is a local radio station broadcasting to Gwynedd and Southern Anglesey from the Arfon transmitting station, owned by GCap Media as part of the Marcher Radio Group. ... Caernarfon (the original Welsh spelling is now almost always used in preference to the anglicised forms, Caernarvon or Carnarvon) is a royal town in north-west Wales. ...


The mast had its aircraft warning lights replaced in Summer 2006 to red lamps employing arrays of ultrabright LEDs. Aircraft warning lights are high intensity lighting devices that are attached to tall structures and used as collision avoidance measures. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Led is also the past tense of the verb to lead Blue, green and red LEDs. ...


On 18 July 2006, national digital radio network Digital One began broadcasting from the station. Digital One is a national commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, owned by GCap Media and transmitted on frequency block 11D. It broadcasts the following channels receivable on any digital-equipped radio: Classic FM - national commercial classical music station, also on FM Core - semi-automated pop music station...


Coverage area

The primary television service area includes most of Anglesey and central parts of the Lleyn Peninsula, however many viewers in south Dublin and north County Wicklow can also receive Arfon's broadcasts. The radio service area is slightly larger, reaching further down Cardigan Bay towards Barmouth. The Lleyn peninsula also known by its Welsh name of the LlÅ·n extends from north west Wales. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 53. ... County Wicklow (Contae Chill Mhantáin in Irish) is a county on the east coast of Ireland, immediately south of Dublin. ... The term Cardigan Bay, when used by itself, can refer to: A horse called Cardigan Bay A bay in Wales called Cardigan Bay A bay in Prince Edward Island called Cardigan Bay This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the... Barmouth (Welsh: Abermaw (formal); Y Bermo (colloquial)) is a town in the administrative county of Gwynedd, traditional county of Merionethshire, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. ...


Channels listed by frequency

Arfon transmits four of the five analogue terrestrial television channels. As with all Welsh transmissions, Arfon is required to carry S4C instead of Channel 4 which is broadcast to the rest of the United Kingdom. Terrestrial television (also known as over-the-air, OTA or broadcast television) was the traditional method of television broadcast signal delivery prior to the advent of cable and satellite television. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ...

Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... Very high frequency (VHF) is the radio frequency range from 30 MHz to 300 MHz. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Classic FM is the United Kingdoms first national commercial radio station, broadcasting classical music in a popular and accessible style. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Champion 103 is a local radio station broadcasting to Gwynedd and Southern Anglesey from the Arfon transmitting station, owned by GCap Media as part of the Marcher Radio Group. ... Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB), also known as Eureka 147, is a technology for broadcasting of audio using digital radio transmission. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... Digital One is a national commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, owned by GCap Media and transmitted on frequency block 11D. It broadcasts the following channels receivable on any digital-equipped radio: Classic FM - national commercial classical music station, also on FM Core - semi-automated pop music station... This article is about the radio frequency. ... BBC One (styled BBC1 until 1997) is the most watched domestic channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... HTV Group plc is a television company, the ITV contractor of Wales and the West of England, owned by ITV plc. ... S4C (Sianel Pedwar Cymru, which is Welsh for Channel Four Wales) is a television channel in Wales. ...

See also

It has been suggested that List of tallest buildings and structures in the world#Radio masts taller than 600 metres be merged into this article or section. ... A list of the tallest structures in Great Britain. ... This article is a list of radio stations that are located on Earth. ... This is a list of radio stations in the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man: // This list does not include stations which broadcast on numerous local digital multiplexes or MW licences to achieve near-national coverage DAB Channels listed in italic are not yet on air...

External links

  • The Transmission Gallery: Photographs and Information
  • The Transmission Gallery: Coverage Map
  • http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?b54126

Coordinates: 53.01924° N 4.27344° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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