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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 15/04/2024 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-150,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)463mDTG-150,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 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

COM4
SDN
 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

COM5
ArqA
 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

COM6
ArqB
 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

LDN
 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?

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

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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.

Comments
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
M
Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:53 AM
Halifax

Update.Now returned the aerial back in its original position still with amplifier on but less pixellation as such on ArqB fr 60 from Belmont.Without signal booster when plugged back into set-top box (ArqB fr 60) still occasional "No signal" mode to occasional signals with heavy break ups and pixellations but an improvement from my earlier text.Still no ArqA from Belmont on fr 53 at this moment in time.

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KevB
11:22 AM

Hooray, finally pulling in ArqA & ArqB here in HU13 after the power increase earlier today.

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Mark Fletcher
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5:10 PM
Halifax

Update from my earlier posts in relation to the power up of ArqA (fr 53) and ArqB (fr 60) from Belmont.Although in Emley Moor territory myself,location 3/HX2 9JY,the results are very similar to my previous texts,still i'm performing my tests in relation to ArqB.Re-elevated my indoor set-top aerial 12 inches higher from my original location roughly 13 feet off the ground,and with the amplifier turned on (this time) the ArqB signal from Belmont is more or less stabilised on 99% quality & 69% strength,only pixellations and occasional break ups into "No signal mode" that i documented on earlier are rare.However,turn off my amplifier and replug antenna back into set-top box the ArqB signal from Belmont pixellates,breaks up and re/disappears to "No signal" mode,both at its higher antenna elevation and at my original level 12 inches lower (12 feet off the ground).Unfortunately still at present still no ArqA signal on frequency 53 from Belmont,whether the amplifier is on,or off and the latter plugged back directly into my set-top box again.For the rest of Belmont itself,i am still able to receive BBCA (fr 22),D3+4 (fr 25),SDN (fr 30) (no BBCB (HD,fr 28) though non-HD box) via my very same indoor set-top aerial plugged in directly in the back of my digibox without the need to amplify these signals as such,and for now i use Emley Moor's ArqA (fr 52) & ArqB (fr 48) mux's just as before.I will still conduct manual scanning tests now and again especially the ArqA and ArqB mux's from Belmont to monitor the situation as such.

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JSLMN
5:16 PM

ArqA arrived early this morning, however ArqB on fr 60 is still displaying no signal when attempting a manual retune. Area is NG22! I want to watch film 4 :(

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Thursday, 24 November 2011
JSLMN
10:54 PM

Finally, 3 months after the Digital Switchover at belmont, I'm finally receiving all the channels! (Theres something wrong with this statement, oh the 3 month wait!!) (53.0962,-1.0259) 

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Saturday, 26 November 2011
F
floyd
5:08 PM
Cottingham

Hi There,
I'm near Hull and can't get a good reception on C53 and C60. I've seen comments that say these channels should be boosting in power from 23rd November from the Belmont transmitter. The Belmont page says they are still on 4kW, has the power boost happened? I see no difference in signal strength when trying to retune ny freeview box.
Cheers

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Dave Lindsay
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7:13 PM

Floyd: Belmont was previously a Group A transmitter (in the days of four-channel analogue). The use of C53 and C60 make it a wideband "group" one (or a Group A diplexed with a Group C/D).

Have your group A aerial replaced? You may have had it replaced in order to get Channel 5 on analogue or some of the pre-switchover digital services as they were not in Group A.

See here:

Belmont TV Transmitter

For an explanation about aerial groups see here:

Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial

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Dave Lindsay
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7:17 PM

floyd: When I wrote the above I'd assumed that the power had been increased. I've just read the Digital UK installer's newsletter on the Belmont switchover:

http://www.digitaluk.co.u….pdf

At the top of page 4 it says that the power for these muxes is due to be increased on 28th November.

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KMJ,Derby
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11:05 PM

Dave Lindsay: There is no mention of any future power increases at Belmont on the Digital UK postcode checker and posts made on 23rd/24th November suggest that the power increase for Muxes ArqA and ArqB did take place on 23rd November 2011.

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Sunday, 27 November 2011
F
floyd
1:02 PM
Cottingham

Hi Dave and KMJ,
Thanks for your reponses. Interesting to see if anything changes after tomorrow, if not I'll look at the ariel.
Cheers
Floyd

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