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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

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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
Channel icons
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 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
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), 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
4:33 PM

Well I have solved the problem, thanks once again to Mike's information.

Upon checking, for some strange reason, the Freeview box decided to pick up transmissions from another trasmitter and not Belmont. Having now manually tuned to the proper mux Channels for Belmont I have now got my missing channels back again. It does seem a bit silly why equipment should behave in this way sometimes, but at least things are back to how they should be.

Can I just ask out of interest what transmitter UHF Channels 48 and 67 belong to?

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Dave Lindsay

4:40 PM

R Tagg: See:

Single frequency interference | - independent free digital TV advice

Do you have a signal booster? If so, take a look at this:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice

You might need to remove it or reduce the amount it boosts the signal by. (DN31NJ)

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R Tagg
6:16 PM

Dave Lindsay
Thanks for the reply, I got the transmitter wrong, it's Waltham, but in this area we don't seem to be in a strong signal area for any transmitter.
I do have a booster it has always been recommended by aerial installers because of the reception problem. I can now only get BBC1 1 & 2

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Dave Lindsay

7:13 PM

R Tagg: Could you receive the digital TV before switchover this August?

I would certainly try removing and/or reducing the amplification of the booster (if it's an indoor one).

You have the BBC mux to work with. If you remove the booster, see if you can pick up the BBC and see what strength it says it is. If you can, try tuning in the other muxes.

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Wednesday, 16 November 2011
john lindley
12:25 AM

some of my freeview chanels keep going of & then come back on my neibours are having the same problem I have a new tv & arial setup installed in august had no problems until 11/11/2011 please help I live in bridlington. thanks

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Mark Fletcher

12:54 AM

Dave Lindsay.In reply to the three questions you asked me in yer earlier post yesterday (Tue 15 Nov 2011,10:54am),the answer to yer first question is because group W wideband aerials covers the whole UHF band 21-68/69 and as such these antenna's are more sensitive to interference from distant transmitters during "inversion" than grouped aerials,although interference here can still occur but less problematic than those on group W wideband aerials.To yer second question the answer would probably be yes as late in September 2011 during a very warm sunny spell (under high pressure at that time) briefly on fr 24 which is home to the local BBCA multiplex on the local Halifax relay mast a few miles away from my current address ,the signals were replaced (rescanned obviously) temporarily by D3+4 multiplex also on fr 24 but from the main Sandy Heath transmitter,only for about a few minutes or so then disappeared,but the local BBCA mux from Halifax relay (fr 24),after a further rescan failed to pick up this transmission as such.The answer to yer third question is again probably yes as in the case of Belmont on Sunday night (13 Nov 2011),their three mux's that i can presently receive BBCA fr 22,D3+4 fr 25,SDN fr 30 was pixellating,breaking up disappearing into "No signal" mode,etc on and off for about a good 4 hours plus,while during this time period with my signal booster turned on i picked up Digitenne on fr 32 from Holland (vertically polarised),Sandy Heath's SDN fr 31,as well as Waltham transmissions.Oddly enough these came and went like switching a light bulb on and off.When Belmont's transmissions i described disappeared,the other foreign and other UK transmissions became visible (invisible with signal booster turned off and aerial plugged back in set-top box briefly),but when these alien transmissions disappeared (on and off initially) Belmont's transmissions returned (and disappeared/reappeared again).

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1:31 AM

Will,Bridlington.Cambs/Beds signal denotes Sandy Heath transmitter you picked up with your amplified wideband aerial.Firstly there have been at present atmospheric conditions/inversion effect affecting mostly the eastern side of the UK the last few days or so,and as a result of this with the signal booster turned on yes you will have on this rare occasion received Sandy Heath transmissions as such.On a different note you mentioned you have a signal booster/splitter in yer loft,is this because of Belmont's 50kw SDN on fr 30,and for another week that is both 4kw powered understrength ArqA on fr 53 and ArqB on fr 60.From next week (Wed 23 Nov 2011) when Tacolneston goes fully digital,the two 4kw mux's ArqA,ArqB will increase in power 25 times up to 100kw (SDN remains 50kw).

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1:48 AM

Will,Bridlington.Just out of interest come September 2012 next year,Bilsdale transmitter will go all digital.As a potential option come that time have you considered diplexing your current Belmont aligned group W wideband aerial with a second group K aligned aerial facing Bilsdale as Bridlington will possibly become part of an enlarged overlapped Bilsdale area,or if yer not that really interested in regional news programming from the Belmont mast BBC Look North from Hull (Peter Levy),and ITV1 Calendar (East Yorkshire/Lincolnshire part)you could realign yer current aerial towards Bilsdale by the time DSO there is complete.

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2:16 AM

Monty in Cleethorpes.The other frequencies you picked up that you mentioned Arq B on fr 48 and ArqA on fr 67,were from the Sandy Heath transmitter.Did the device state under transmitter name Cambs and Beds or Yorkshire,the former is Sandy Heath while the latter is Emley Moor.However i must stress that Emley Moor also broadcasts ArqB on fr 48 as well,and from Wedesday 23 November 2011 when Tacolneston goes all digital,the ArqA mux on fr 67 from Sandy Heath will relocate to fr 52 exactly the same as Emley Moor who also broadcasts ArqA on fr 52 as well.Also on Wednesday 23 November 2011 Belmont's currently understrength 4kw each powered ArqA on fr 53 and Arq B on fr 60 will increase 25 times in power to 100kw each.

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2:23 AM

John Lindley,Bridlington.Hard to say without a full postcode.From what you described it is not a transmitter problem,it is a problem relating to atmospheric conditions/inversion effect affecting mostly eastern UK the last few days or so.It should abate once low pressure weather systems sweep in soon.

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