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The symbol shows the location of the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter which serves 710,000 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 Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Belmont transmitter broadcast?

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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
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Belmont micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-6150,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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,

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -1.8dB
C53 (730.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C60- (785.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

LDN
 H -14.8dB
C27 (522.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

com7
 H -6.1dB
C33 (570.0MHz)463mDTG-637,100W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -5.6dB
C35 (586.0MHz)463mDTG-640,900W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Hull) 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Hull HU1 3RH, 47km north-northwest (346°)
to BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region - 4 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 106km west-northwest (299°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Belmont) region - 4 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Emley Moor region

How will the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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VHFA K TW TWW TW TW TW T
C7ITVwaves
C13BBCtvwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C27LDNLDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C301-SDN-SDN-SDNSDN
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves_local
C33com7com7
C35com8com8
C482
C53tv_offArqAArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offC5wavesC5wavescom8tv_off
C57tv_off+D
C60tv_offC-ArqB-ArqB-ArqB
C66B
C68A

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 3 Aug 11 and 17 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-5.2dB) 150kW
ARQA, ARQB(-7dB) 100kW
Analogue 5, SDN(-10dB) 50kW
com8(-10.9dB) 40.9kW
com7(-11.3dB) 37.1kW
Mux 2*(-14dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 10kW
LDN(-20dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Belmont transmitter area

Oct 1959-Jul 1974Anglia Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Yorkshire 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.

Comments
Sunday, 13 October 2019
MikeP
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11:09 AM

Tim Whittle:

According to the Digital UK Coverage Checker you should be getting excellent reception from Belmont transmitter, see http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/trade/LN6+9NA/1/0/NA. You could even get good reception of Emley Moor signals!

So it is worth checking all your aerial connections and cables. If there are any coaxial plugs/sockets then unplug those and refit them. Check that your aerial has not moved in the recent winds and that the cables are undamaged.



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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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John Simon Knight
4:37 PM

Will the changes to the Belmont transmitter on the 23 October 2019 mean fewer or more tv stations or the same?

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Chris.SE
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6:16 PM

John Simon Knight:

The same multiplexes will be broadcast from Belmont after each of the retune events, one as you know on the 23rd, and two more in Q1 2020 dates TBA.

How reception will change (with each) will depend upon your aerial and your postcode. If you are receiving all multiplexes satisfactorily at present, if you have a wideband aerial, then it will be down to your postcode because some of the COM multiplexes (5/6/7/8) are moving and they will be to channels that are used by other transmitters and potential interference from them could affect reception. Whilst that's the case already with the other multiplexes that aren't moving, you already know what reception you are getting with them.

If you provide a full postcode we can advise, or put your postcode into the DigitalUK checker http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes to see predicted reception at the various dates.

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Chris.SE
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6:25 PM

John Simon Knight:

Meant to add, the change on the 23rd is COM8 moving to UHF56 and becoming an SFN (Single Frequency Network) so you may find the received single is not quite as good as before. COM7 is moving to temporary channel UHF35. At the first retune in Q1 next year COM7 moves to UHF55 and will be a SFN. COM5/ArqA moves to UHF23. In the 2nd retune in Q1 COM6/ArqB moves to UHF26.

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