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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?

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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
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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;
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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•
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Friday, 26 August 2011
Mike Dimmick

2:33 PM

Lawrence: Each additional doubling of the number of points reduces the level at each output of the splitter by about 4 dB. A 6-way would be about 10 dB of insertion loss, while a 4-way is about 8 dB.

In comparison, Belmont signal levels will ultimately be increased by anywhere from 7 to 14 dB. Right now ArqA and ArqB are still on reduced power levels, only 3 dB more than pre-switchover power levels - this restriction ends in November after Tacolneston switches over.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag

3:34 PM

Mike Dimmick: Don't you really think that db levels and insertion losses etc, especially when elements of the theoretical coupled to variables are involved, nothing being exact, are more appropriate to "some" on MB21 rather than a site where people of basically a non technical nature are seeking assistance without wishing to be baffled by science.

(My self also being a member of aforementioned site albeit wearing a different hat, that is as well as generally being in the background)

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Mike Dimmick

4:29 PM

jb38: If I post about multiples or divisions of power, people think they're being cheated out of something.

The key point is: at least 7 dB of increase post-DSO, about 2 dB greater loss with a 6-way splitter compared to a 4-way, net increase of at least 5 dB, should still result in better margin than before switchover.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag

5:49 PM

Mike Dimmick: Yes, but these loses you refer to have elements of "in theory" attached to them, as it all depends on whether or not every additional point installed is actually loaded up by something being plugged into them, and if something should be then what the device actually represents impedance loading wise on the circuit, considering that is we are not dealing with professional spec equipment and so nothing can be taken as exact, as indeed nothing can when dealing with anything connected with RF signals, as assumptions are frequently the order of the day!

Or in other words, in practice, Lawrence would not notice one iota of a difference in the signal received if done via a four or six way splitter, unless maybe rather than looking at it on the TV he was observing the level on a good db meter where small variations of signal level would be noticed.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011
Steve Harper
10:04 PM

I am in Spilsby on the Lincolnshire Wolds but cannot get any reception on ITV4 and the other channels which I believe are on the same MUX as ITV4 post DSO, however I have just confirmed with a neighbour who has the same aerial and booster set up as ourselves that they receive these channels ok. I have read that there are still 2 MUX which are still only on low power from Belmont (4KW), but I dont understand why my next door neighbour receives these ok? Is there a problem with our set up, please help as this is doing my head in!!!! Well at least we got the Freeview HD channels now!!!

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Steve Harper's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 28 August 2011

7:36 PM

Steve Harper: Yes, the two Arqiva multiplexes are on low power until 23 November. You didn't provide a full postcode so it hard to comment, but if your reception is just slightly poorer than your neighbours, these two multiplexes will be "over the digital cliff" and unavailable to you until the end of November.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
8:01 PM

In HU7 with an amplifier COM5 is fine but COM6 does nothing. How do I use the amplifier's gain control to counteract the strong muxes?

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H H A's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 7 September 2011

7:54 AM

H H A: I would remove the amplifier and try again.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
11:55 AM

Hello, Can someone help me? I have no channels at all.. :(

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Des Collier
2:54 PM

Briantist:-sorted my problems out but still got one multiplex missing,will have till november!,by the way just come back from north norfolk,been on holiday there,very surprised to find virtually everyone on the wash coast have their aerials pointing across towards belmont & not tacolneston.

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