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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 22/04/2024 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
Channel icons
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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 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), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 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;
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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.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Mike Dimmick

3:28 PM

Roger Scales: The Pace Twin cannot handle 8K mode and Pace are no longer offering support. It will not work once switchover is complete. It's likely that it's using a 2K signal from a distant transmitter rather than the one you really want. See…ment and
Digital Switchover UK - Pace
for more information.

The DHD4000 is known to store the first version of the signals that it finds, rather than the strongest, but Belmont should be on the lowest channels in the vicinity. Check that the aerial is actually pointing to Belmont.

If it is, the most likely explanation is too much signal. If you have a booster, remove it or turn it down. If not, you may have to add an attenuator.

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Wednesday, 24 August 2011
Peter Hellen
10:25 PM

Hi Brian, We live at LN1 2BP, 8 miles W of Lincoln, and our antenna points to Belmont. We have 3 HD ready TVs, 2 of which are fitted with non-HD PVRs. All these decoders tune in BBC1 Lincolnshire on channel 1. The 3rd TV has a new Humax HD PVR. This PVR tunes in East Midlands BBC1 on channel 1, but has BBC1 Lincolnshire on channel 847. Is it simply that I'm receiving BBCA from say Waltham on an antenna sidelobe at about the same level as Belmont, and it just happens that the Humax HD detects the East Midlands signal as larger, or is it due to the fact thast the Humax is the only HD decoder?

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Thursday, 25 August 2011
3:24 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions and advice! Got a passive 4 way splitter off eBay and all tv's are working well on the higher power channels. Hopefully others will return in November when they increase power on the others. Cheers!

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Offbeat Dave
11:40 PM

Thanks for the suggestions posted here (I must 'google' problems before trying to resolve them myself!)

I had problems in the Spilsby area (PE23) near Skegness with Ch53/60 which meant my good lady couldn't enjoy her nightly PickTV fix without using the Sky box. The signal deteriorated to nothing here. I tried borrowed boosters etc. to no avail. HOWEVER, I am happy to report that a full retune of channels picked up the affected channels at a very decent signal strength and quality from the East Anglia transmitter and slotted them into their correct places in the line-up! This worked on all three receivers/TVs in the house. Hopefully this will hold as a solution until the power is cranked up on my 'correct' transmitter! Doesn't help those in the Lincoln area I guess though!

Once again, many thanks.

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Offbeat Dave's 2 posts GB flag
Friday, 26 August 2011
Offbeat Dave
7:33 AM

Hmm. Following my post above last night, this morning nothing is being received here from the East Anglia transmitter (Ch68) so another retune led to PickTV etc (Ch53/60) picking up strongly enough to be received (quality 33%, strength 50%). I guess these fluctuations are down to atmospherics as the same thing has happened on all 3 of my TVs/receivers. Roll on 'power-up'!

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8:24 AM

Offbeat Dave: Well Mux Ch53 does indicate variable reception at your location although Mux Ch60 shows as being reasonably OK, of course this taken with the usual pinch of salt as predictors cannot accurately cater for local variables.

Come the 23rd of November though these problems should vanish.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
12:12 PM

Hi everyone, as posted above I have split my aerial passively 3 ways and receive a decent signal for the main channels on all sets hooked up. However, I was wondering whether I could get the same results from a passive 6 way split as I would like to add additional tv points. With the new stronger signals do you think this would work? Or should I not risk it?

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Lawrence's 9 posts GB flag

1:36 PM

Lawrence: Taking it you are referring to a "powered" 4way splitter then yes! as it doesnt matter how many points you add, this so long as they aren't made by looping from one point to the other and kept as individual feeds from the splitter.

So you should have no problems with what you are suggesting.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

1:43 PM

Lawrence: Meant also to add, that if you are presently not experiencing any problems with the main Mux channels already on high power then you likewise won't on November, should however you do at any time then a simple attenuator in line with the "input" to your splitter will instantly cure the problem.

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