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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) mast?

Belmont transmitter - Belmont transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 13/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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.

 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-150,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)463mDTG-150,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Yorkshire (Belmont micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-150,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -14.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

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?

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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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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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•
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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
10:24 PM

I live in Nottingham and I have an old standard yagi rooftop aerial pointing at Sutton Coldfield, via which I could receive a barely watchable signal from Belmont (maintaing colour but a lot of noise). I'm now getting a perfect digital reception on channel 22.

Curiously, with an indoor aerial I could get an analogue Belmont reception comparable in picture quality with the rooftop aerial, but the indoor aerial does not pick up the improved digital signal on ch22 - Another example that proves there is a very fine line between perfect digital reception and a black screen.

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richard's 5 posts GB flag

10:28 PM

richard: Yes, it's called the "digital cliff", you either receive the multiplex or you don't. Thus "digital" and "analogue"...

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Si Fudge
11:07 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply Briantist.
so after update 2 on the 17th We will all be HD gorging nom nom

Cant wait for my F1 in glorious HD :D

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Si Fudge's 2 posts GB flag
Thursday, 4 August 2011

9:05 AM

Si Fudge: Don't forget you need a Freeview HD receiver, and not just an HDTV with Freeview.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
derek hearne
9:31 AM

since the change over yesterday 2.8.11 our tv picture has become dark and slightly fuzzy have carried out many rescans and no improvement - we use bt vision - prior to the digital change our picture was very crisp and clear - also noticed the volume gone down. What is the best way to get or tv picture back to the standard it was. we have roofop aerial which was renewed about years boosters.

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derek hearne's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 5 August 2011
Richard Paskin
12:42 PM

postcode SK17 9TY receiving from BELMONT
Arial is 3 yr old high gain horizontal.
Changeover 3-aug - lost all my BBCchannels after reset. Tried several auto and manual resets.
Box is a SAGEM PVR 6240T
Receiving channels 48,57,66 & 68 all with good signal strength and good signal quality.
Should also get channels 22 &60 according to info on Belmont Transmitter
Channel 22 signal strength 87% Quality 2%
Channel 60 signal strength 64% Quality 2%
Have contacted Sagemcom who say this receiver should have NO problems receiving the new channels and couldn't explain why I was not receiving the reset channels.
Have you any ideas, and is it possible things will corrected themselves after switchover complete.

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Richard Paskin's 1 post GB flag
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3:09 PM

Roof top aerial, WH, receiving Freeview

I see as part of phase two of the digital switch over there is a significant boost in power. I've read that too strong a signal can cause loss of picture and I'm concerned as my roof top aerial currently has a masthead amp. If I encounter problems can I simply remove the 'antiference p1200' power supply unit from my set-up and all will work OK? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Andy's 9 posts GB flag
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4:16 PM

Andy: Most likely not! as the masthead amplifier being unpowered will likely drag the signal right down to under the reception threshold of your receiving equipment.

Doing the type of thing you suggested sometimes can work if a person is within a few miles of a high powered transmitter such as Belmont, but Belmont is 57 miles away and as such can be discounted as far as the type of problem you are thinking about is concerned.

The trade predictor indicates you as having a number of reception possibilities, Sheffield shows as being promising from the 24th of this month and Chesterfield likewise from the 10th, its a case of what station your aerial is pointing at?

The only thing I will point out is that for the latter two transmitters mentioned your aerial should be vertically polarised, not horizontal, but I would not make any changes as yet with your amplifier, as if you are using any of the local transmitters their power output "might" not be high enough to cause a problem, however should there be any suspicion that it is, then a simple attenuator in line with your equipments aerial socket will cure the problem.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
5:17 PM

Andy: Thanks for the reply jb38.

I am seriously considering swapping over to the Sheffield transmitter, but not until after after 27 September when it starts transmitting ArqB (will this mean a new aerial or just rotating it to vertical?). The reason for changing from Belmont would be to get my more local news, but we've managed without for the last 10 years! :-).

Do you think I will have problems remaining with Belmont after 17 August and beyond (due to the power increase) and ought to source an attenuator just in case? Cheers.

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