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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?

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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-6150,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

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

com7
 H -6.1dB
C55 (746.0MHz)463mDTG-637,100W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT 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?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020
VHFA K TW TW TW TW T
C7ITVwaves
C13BBCtvwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCA
C23ArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26ArqB
C27LDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C30-SDNSDN
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves_local
C33com7
C35com8
C53tv_offArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offC5wavesC5wavesCOM8tv_off
C60tv_off-ArqB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Comments
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:15 AM

Thomas: Yes, you were lucky, there was an Inversion effect which caused the signal to go beyond their usual coverage.

The radiation patterns were computed and agreed many years ago.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:45 AM

Alan Clarke: Just to somewhat back up what has been mentioned by all, first thing this morning I tried a test on Ch28 using a small amplified log aerial that I carry around with my gear, receiving ITV1 HD from Belmont with a perfectly stable picture.

The other HD channels were too low to resolve a picture, but at 50 odd miles away on an temporarily positioned aerial at about 18 feet from the ground, this is not entirely an unexpected result.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:11 AM

Ted: No, it doesn't. It says 4,000W.

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Martin
11:58 AM

Brian,

No not like the logo in the link you have said. Basically I have seen in my local Tesco's a few months ago a TV that are being sold.

They have the red Freeview logo and next to it HD in big silver letters which makes it look like the Freeview HD like this:-

Freeview
/ Home
/ HD


Underneath it level with the HD lettering says Ready, as in the HD Ready logo.


If I had a picture of the brand make and model I could show you. But this tv when you look closer at the spec can see that it doesn't have Freeview HD built in.


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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:24 PM

Martin: Do you have the make and model details? If it is as you say you could make a reasonable case under the Trades Descriptions Act.

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Martin
2:46 PM

Next time I pop into there I shall see if it's still on sale.

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:17 PM

Martin: Or take a quick photo with your phone?

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Ian Cooper
5:32 PM
Sheffield

I am one of the very large number of viewers in south Sheffield that receives an excellent signal from Belmont. Like other correspondents I have an 'HD Ready TV' (Sony)and this has provided excellent TV pictures for 5 years. I am reluctant to replace it. However, I need a new DVD recorder anyway, so plan to replace my trusty Panasonic with a new one that has 2 digital tuners. Will this receive the HD signal for passing to my TV. Unfortunately, the TV does not have an HDMI input (That's really HD Ready, not!!). Could I pass the signal to the component inputs and get a decent pseudo HD? I have also read of interfaces eg HDFury that help with this. Anybody tried one of these?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:37 PM

Ian Cooper: If you have an older HD Ready TV set, the it will have a DVI input, which is also digital. You can get a simple connector (such as
DVID to HDMI Gender Changer : Digital Monitor Cables : Maplin
), but it has no audio so you will need to connect this with another cable.

I can't really say if your proposed Panasonic device has a DVB-T2 tuner or not as you didn't provide a model number.

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Lawrence
10:29 PM
Hull

Hi all, at HU3 1LA since retune on the 17th I have all BBC channels but pixelating on ch4, 5 and ITV2. Hoped it would have improved. This whole retune is proving a nightmare with lots of shows/ films not recording on wmc7. Any suggestions?
Cheers
Lawrence

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