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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 25/09/2023 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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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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Sunday, 7 August 2011

2:18 PM

Dean Morris: Well with what you report on the comprehensive tests carried out I would think its reasonably safe to assume the Samsung is doomed, and I suspect something that you may well be thinking yourself, insomuch that come the end of the 17th the final nail is most likely to have been put in the Samsungs coffin, so to speak! that is if the ITV channels also vanish, which in theory they will do!

I intend to make further checks on your Samsung though, although if any sources are found that offers free firmware updates for older boxes, the usual snag encountered there is that these have to be installed via a RS232 lead from a PC, something not really convenient for the majority people.

By the way your signal strength report on the Goodman's is as you say OK!

PS: This could really be taken as a good time to think along the lines of a Freeview PVR, something like a Humax or similar!

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John Green
4:31 PM

Richard Paskin: No one seems to have made any reply to you, so here goes.
It looks to me that the Sagem is having the same problems with 8K mode with other channels' 2K mode.
See also jb38 7 Aug. 08:10 above:
"The point is that although the zero indication on your Samsung's manual scan could be because of it having a problem in responding to Ch22's 8K operating mode ..."

Otherwise make sure you have done a full retune, first time installation', 'factory reset' or whatever Sagem call it. This will be particularly important as it is still using Ch. 22.
As a matter of interest, is Belmont the best transmitter for east of Buxton? I was quite surprised - expected Emley Moor, Sheffield, or even Winter Hill.

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Dean Morris
6:56 PM

jb38: I should tell you the Samsung SDT-7000 Plus does not have a RS232 input on the back. The Goodmans does but not the Samsung. So even if you find an update I'm not sure how it would be uploaded?

With regard to the Freeview PVR, I've seen a picture of it but I'm completely unfamiliar. Does it have a hand remote? I was looking at the Labgear FV300 as a replacement. It seems to have good reviews.

I will update you on 17th with fate of the Samsung. Once again, thanks for your efforts.

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Dean Morris
7:14 PM

Richard Paskin: I sounds like you are having similar problems to me and my Samsung SDT-7000 Plus. If you find any information on how to remedy your box I'd be interested. I'll let you know the fate of mine.

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Mike Dimmick

7:50 PM

Richard Paskin: The Sagem PVR6240T is on Digital UK's list of equipment known to have trouble with the 'Split NIT' that the broadcasters started using in 2008. The Network Information Table carries information about all the multiplexes available from your transmitter, and that information no longer fits into one block - it is 'split' into multiple blocks. Receivers that expect it to be in one block will fail to store some channels when retuned, or store them in the wrong place.

There was supposed to be an over-the-air update available for this box, but if you missed it, try calling 0871 075 0710 for advice.

(Source:…tnit ).

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Mike Dimmick

7:59 PM

Dean Morris: The Samsung SDT-7000 Plus dates from 2003/4, so could have trouble with 2K and 8K mode on different multiplexes, despite claiming to support both modes: although it doesn't appear on Digital UK's list of known bad equipment at…ment , a Samsung box of a similar age does appear.

If it just doesn't like having a mix of modes, it should work properly after the second stage in two weeks (17 August), when all multiplexes from Belmont will use the 8K mode. If nothing works after that date, you'll probably have to replace the box. Don't forget to retune after 6 am on the 17th. Do ensure that you do a full retune/full reset/first-time installation, to clear out any previous channel information which might confuse the box.

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Mike Dimmick

8:01 PM

Richard Paskin: The source of that information was…tnit . [This site treats any use of parentheses at the end of a comment as the poster's postcode.]

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011
11:28 PM

I have had decent Freeview on most channels for some time. I live in hu3 have a roof mounted wideband ariel, decent cable and signal booster/4 way splitter to distribute to other rooms in the house. After retuning on the 3rd August (full factory reset) on Panasonic tv I have experienced v poor reception on BBC channels (freezes, pixelation in bands, popping sounds etc). Also reception on some other channels seems to break up occasionally. I hoped the switchover would bring improvements in picture quality and am very disappointed. Any suggestions or advice would be gratefully appreciated

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Lawrence's 9 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Mike Dimmick

3:25 AM

Lawrence: It's probable that you now have too much signal. Try turning down the booster, or replacing it with a passive, unamplified splitter.

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Barbara Allen
4:37 PM

We have retuned my mother's digital TV today (we have been on holiday and she is 90 years old).There is no reception on BBC1 and BBC2. All other Freeview channels appear to be ok.

Her Postcode is DN41 8HL

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