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Freeview Light on the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter which serves 21,000 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 Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Beecroft Hill 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.

 V max
C59 (778.0MHz)197mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)197mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)197mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

 V -10dB
C56 (754.0MHz)197mDTG-1220W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

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-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Beecroft Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 7km east
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 5km east
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th September and 21st September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
LLS(-17dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Beecroft Hill 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.

Saturday, 10 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:25 yesterday to 11:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 101,278 posts Owner Owner xx
Sunday, 11 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
4:29 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 10:25 on 09 Mar to 11:30 on 09 Mar. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 101,278 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 27 March 2018
6:55 AM

Why is the Beecroft Hill signal/reception so poor that we do not even receive half of the freeview channels.
This is embarrassing in the 21st century, and something which you would expect of a third world country, not Yorkshire!
Even channels received such as film4 are of poor quality.
When will this be upgraded to come into line with the rest of the country, as people dependant on this mast are missing out.

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DD's 1 post GB
10:58 AM

DD: Check if you can tune to a better transmitter, but the reality is that Light transmitters are not worth most commercial broadcasters time - too much money for too few viewers.

If you want more channels and you cant get a better transmitter, then try Freesat.

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MikeB's 2,522 posts Platinum Platinum GB
2:27 PM


Please provide a full post code so that we can check what transmitters are available in your area and what the reception conditions are like.

Please note that there are basically two types of transmitter, main one that give all the possible channels (there are 30 of those covering around 80% of the population) plus the Freeview Light transmitters covering small areas that have problems getting signals from main transmitters. The Freeview Light ones are required to carry all the PSB channels but it is entirely up to commercial broadcasters whether they pay for their channel to be on a Light transmitter. So it is not case of being embarrassing but a fact of commercial life. There are no known plans to upgrade any Freeview Light transmitter at present.

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MikeP's 2,035 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Sunday, 22 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 yesterday to 22:51 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 101,278 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 23 April 2018
Transmitter engineering
6:07 AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 22:47 on 21 Apr to 22:51 on 21 Apr. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 101,278 posts Owner Owner xx
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