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Wenvoe Vale of Glamorgan
NGR: ST110742 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 128m Structure Height: 225m
Digital TV: BBC A: 41 D3&4: 44 BBC B: 47 SDN: 42 Arq A: 45 Arq B: 39 Mux 7: 31 Local Mux: 51 Mux 8: 37
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.5 Radio 2: 89.9 Radio 3: 92.1 Radio 4: 94.3
  Radio Cymru: 96.8  Radio Wales: 103.9 
Ind. National Radio: Classic FM: 101.7 
Ind. Local Radio: Nation Radio: 106.8 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Sound Digital: 11A        South East Wales: 12C       
Wenvoe, located a few miles to the south-west of Cardiff,  was the site of the first television transmitting station in Wales.

It was opened by the BBC on 15-Aug-52, broadcasting BBC Television on VHF channel 5. Later the BBC opened a transmitter for BBC-Wales on ch13.

Wenvoe has the the most dependant relay stations of any main station in the country. This is because Wenvoe's UHF signals can be difficult to receive along the valleys of South Wales.

As with Sutton Coldfield, the original mast was replaced in the mid-1980s. Work will be done to strengthen and improve the Wenvoe mast in preparation for the new transmitting aerials it will support for for the post-DSO digital services.

Many people in the television service area of Wenvoe also have receiving aerials directed towards the Mendip transmitter in Avon so that they can receive Channel 4 and other alternatives to the Welsh services.

The FM services from Wenvoe were originally on a rather eccentric set of frequencies, as this detail from a BBC Engineering Information sheet shows:


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David Foord

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Alexander Heath

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Wenvoe 'C'
- temporary mast

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Martin Watkins

Wenvoe DSO

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Simon Parton and Wayne Brewer


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Wayne Brewer


from Portishead


Wenvoe and its
UHF analogue tv relays

Coverage area maps

St. Hilary

The History of Wenvoe

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