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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 27/05/2024 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),

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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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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Dave Lindsay

12:36 AM

Mike Dimmick: Could Monty's issue be caused by the lift conditions over the last few days?

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Mark Fletcher

3:25 AM

will in Bridlington.The inversion effect can still occur even after DSO in the areas that have gone fully digital,especially when group W wideband aerials are in place,as these antennas obviously covering the whole band (21-68 or 69) will most likely cause more in the way of distant transmitters becoming temporary available and also co-channel interference leading to pixellation and loss of signal on all the channels within the affected multiplex temporarily.

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Mark Fletcher

3:56 AM

Neil Watson.Driffield,YO25 4UX.Is your aerial on the roof a group W wideband,and if so is it a good quality antenna such as an X beam or a Double Yagi.Be very careful with contract aerials more so the cheap inferior types,most of these are useless.The reason i'm enquiring is that you mentioned you reside on the edge of Belmont transmitter area and as such your aerial must be a good quality X beam or Double Yagi type to receive signals from Belmont some 52+ miles from your destination especially if your antenna is a group W wideband type.Just out of interest come September 2012 when the Bilsdale transmitter goes fully digital and increases in strength by then you may if you wish consider diplexing a group W wideband aerial for Belmont with a group K aerial pointing towards Bilsdale as a extra transmitter or if you prefer the Belmont transmiiter itself you could consider diplexing your current roof top aerial (if it is a group W wideband) with a group A Yagi 18A aerial for extra gain on Belmont's lower frequencies bearing in mind BBCA fr 22,D3+4 fr 25,BBCB (HD) fr 28,SDN fr 30 are Belmont's lower band (group A) frequencies.

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Mark Fletcher

4:05 AM

Correction to my above post.My location is Halifax HX2 9JY,not Driffield which i typed in by mistake.I apologise sincerely to those concerned.

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Dave Lindsay

10:54 AM

Mark Fletcher: How can wideband antennas be more susceptible to interference from distant transmitters during inversion?

Won't any interference that one suffers from a distant transmitter only have ever been broadcast by that transmitter on the same UHF channel it is interfering with?

Or can the inversion effect mean that transmissions can be victim of signals that were broadcast on different channels?

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11:57 AM

@ mark. my bedroom tv was still not getting the main channels last night, so i did a retune and got them all back, this morning i decided to retune main tv in the lounge and as it was scanning i noticed it was also picking up the cambridge/beds signal, as that is quite a way from me being in bridlington it surprised me, i have a roof top wideband aerial about 94 element i think ! i can't remember exactly and there is a booster/splitter in the loft. am i picking up the cam/beds because of the booster?

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Ian W.
3:21 PM

will: I guess Cambridge is the right direction from Bridlington. Probably some Atmospherics helping the signal get to you. Have another try when the weather changes before you consider removing the Amp.

In the Analogue days, from Lincoln I have picked up every main transmitter in England except Caldbeck with help from Atmospherics. In fact the Hannington transmitter (Meridian region) often appeared noise free

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Ian W.'s 17 posts GB flag
4:14 PM

Another update, one I intended to do before now, and also to thank Mike for his reply.

The situation has worsened considerably to the extent that I have now lost all channels on UHF 48 and 67. Prior to Sunday all worked well, and yes I have had Freeview even before the switchover to Digital in August of this year, so I cannot see that there is any fault in my aerial, unless for some reason the equipment is picking up Emeley Moor rather than Belmont, but I will check this out. Even retuning the box has not helped though.

I am somewhat puzzled as to why this has happened though, especially as there is no apparent issue at the Belmont transmitter, and everything has been working so well for as long as I have been able to view Freeview, which is about 4 or 5 years now.

Any further ideas or suggestions would be welcome, but thanks again Mike for your most useful information.

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R Tagg
4:30 PM

I have lost almsot all ITV channels as from last weekend (11th nov) I usually get a signal from Belmont There is no reported problem can anyone help (i have retuned 2x)

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Dave Lindsay

4:33 PM

Monty: UHF 48 is Emley Moor ArqB (Yesterday, Film 4, 4Music etc).

UHF 67 isn't used by Belmont either. I guess you're getting it from Sandy Heath which is in roughly the same direction as Belmont. This carries PICK TV, Dave, Really, Challenge and others.

Does your receiver allow you to manually tune the channels in?

If it does, I would start a scan with the aerial plugged in. Then at 25% unplug it and leave it unplugged until the end.

This should pick up BBC/ITV/C4 muxes and SDN. Then manually add UHF ch53 and Ch60.

Come 23rd November you will have to retune again, but hopefully with 53 and 60 being at there full allocated power, your receiver will choose to go with them when you auto-tune.

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