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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 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
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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
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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•
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Sunday, 27 November 2011
Dave Lindsay

2:29 PM

floyd: I believe that the power of those muxes has now been increased.

Here in Doncaster I've just tried my set-top aerial on the first floor pointing in the direction of Belmont. All five SD muxes are giving good strengths.

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Nick Sharp
5:06 PM

hi, my c53 gives nearly maximum strengh and quality where as my c60 gives a very minimal amount, i have the cable that goes to the tv which gives enough reception for all the channels, the problem is this cable isn't long enough and it hangs through the middle of the room, i plug an extension cable in and it then looses just the c60 channels, do i need to buy/try a different extension cable?


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I am totally confused and a bit hopeless about what to do. I have a LOGIK LCD TV - LCX27WN2. I am located in Thorne, South Yorks DN8 5ET and the pictures disappeared from all channels recently. I have only ever had the basic TV package, i.e. 5 channels. I have tried re-tuning my tv but the quality is not good. I am totally at a loss at what I should do to get my channels back I am in possession of an Akura AV900STB Digital Terrestrial TV Receiver which I was given last year but have never bothered to use and it also does not have a remote control! I am subscribed to talk talk phone and broadband only. HELP PLEASE what do I have to do?
Thanks Sue

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Dave Lindsay

9:11 PM

Sue: Analogue TV (the old 5 channels) was switched off in Yorkshire during August and September. It was on the cards for a number of years!

The poor signals you are picking up are those of Tyne Tees which has yet to switch to digital television.

You will need a Freeview box to receive television, such as the Akura one you have. These things are always useless without the remote, so you will either have to pick up a remote (eg off eBay) or another box.

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Dave Lindsay

9:16 PM

Nick Sharp: See my earlier posting above to floyd:

Belmont digital TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice

Have you had your Group A aerial replaced? If not it could be that you have a Group A aerial which is much less sensitive to the higher UHF channels.

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Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Mark Fletcher

10:46 PM

Another experiment i carried out earlier today in relation to the elusive ArqA multiplex on frequency 53 from Belmont.Having to amplify my signals with my indoor antenna after temporarily deleting all my channels to carry out my experiment as such i managed to pick up the ArqA mux at Belmont (fr 53) but the hotspot for this signal is almost in the middle of my bedroom having to hold the small aerial in my hand and getting armache again in the process,soon as i repeated this with unamplified signals (antenna plugged back in set-top box) the received ArqA mux from Belmont kept breaking up,pixellating and disappearing into "No signal" mode.So the conclusion here is are the ArqA and ArqB mux's on the Belmont transmitter broadcasting on a different lower level (height,not signal strength) or at a different parameter than the BBCA,D3+4,BBCB (HD),SDN mux's which appear to be broadcast on the same level and at all directions on the mast itself.If i were to commit to Belmont fully (use Emley Moor in emergencies only,ie,inversion conditions) then for me i will have to consider whether to diplex two rooftop aerials a group A Yagi 18A for all but two mux's (excluding ArqA and ArqB) with a group C/D Yagi 18C/D or group E X-Beam XB16E for the ArqA and ArqB mux's higher up the frequency band.It is something for me to consider,however until Bilsdale switches over in September 2012 i have not made a final decision which transmitter i will fully commit to until that time arises (considering Winter Hill possibly?),but as Emley Moor is a nearby transmitter and a powerful one come to that,i use this mainly for emergencies with my current indoor set-top aerial.

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Thursday, 1 December 2011
Mark Fletcher

3:14 PM

In relation to my above text,carrying out the experiment on the elusive ArqA mux on fr 53 at Belmont earlier,with my indoor set-top aerial amplified on this occasion,i forgot to add that the signal quality peaked at 99% while the signal strength peaked at only 51%.

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Friday, 2 December 2011
Des Collier

3:33 PM

Briantist:- Problem i had with my TOSHIBA HD TV has gone once & for all,the software upgrade cured it,now working 100%.

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Dave Lindsay

4:42 PM

Mark Fletcher: The commercial multiplexes are on lower power than the PSBs.

SDN Ch30 50kW
ArqA Ch53 100kW
ArqB Ch60 100kW

The reason for this is probably because there are other transmitters that are co-channel.

Use the map to see transmitters that use the same channels:

UK TV Frequency map - channel C21 (474.0MHz) before switchover map | - independent free digital TV advice

Look at the channels used by the three PSBs and then compare Ch53 and Ch60. I don't quite understand the reason for the restriction on power on Ch30 as it is used very little in the UK.

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Ian W.
5:30 PM

I would guess that Ch30 is a lower power because of the lower risk of co-channel at the edge of the reception area.

It could easily be co-channel causing the reception difficulty on Ch53 in Halifax

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