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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter.

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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, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 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
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 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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Monday, 5 December 2011
Mark Fletcher

4:52 PM

Re:Dave Lindsay and Ian W.Thanks for both your texts and it is possible that a few nearby relays at my location (Halifax HX2 9JY house no 3) such as Luddenden,Walsden,Keighley,Trawden and Norden which uses frequencies 53 & 60 could be causing a single frequency interference issue in relation to receiving Belmont's ArqA fr 53 & ArqB fr 60 in my locality.Never mind i still use Belmont's mux's BBCA fr 22,D3+4 fr 25,SDN fr 30 as well as Emley Moor's mux's ArqA fr 52,ArqB fr 48 with my trusty indoor set-top wideband aerial without the amplifier this time.Just out of interest although my set-top box is non-HD,despite the signal quality being 0% understandedly,the signal strength of Belmont BBCB (HD) mux fr 28 is 71%,which basically implies if i had a Freeview HD set-top box there is a good chance of receiving Belmont's BBCB (HD) broadcasts in my locality instead of nearby Emley Moor.

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Mark Fletcher

4:59 PM

Sorry i forgot.What i was implying in my final words of my previous text,was that instead of using Emley Moor's BBCB (HD) mux on fr 41 if i had a Freeview HD set-top box,which is easily available in my location,i may prefer to have used Belmont's BBCB (HD) mux on fr 28 instead which i believe there is a good likelyhood of also receiving this as such in my location !

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Wednesday, 7 December 2011
Peter Crabtree
7:34 PM

I have a brand new Ariel in a new build home, a Sony 40" Bravia TV only 18 months old and a new fly lead but still I'm getting break up on MUX6 from Belmont. I've spoken to the Ariel fitter who is registered as a RDI-LB installer, who tells me the power is to low from Belmont on this MUX.

I've tried reset etc without any change, Post Code LN3 4LD

Can you confirm this or do I go back to the fitter?

Hope this makes sense



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Thursday, 8 December 2011
Ian W.
12:06 AM

Peter, the signal is lower on that MUX than the PSB, but it's higher than it was.

Unless you are behind a hill (Belmont is to the NE from you) then you should get a good signal. If the aerial is in the Loft, it may be worth moving it outside - I assume the TV was OK at your previous address.

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Robert Hill

12:33 AM

Peter Crabtree,
Well unless the power as been reduced recently,the power,as at top of this page is 150kw.I live in West Yorkshire about 4 miles south of Wetherby .My Post code is LS23 6RJ .and when belmont Dso took part I could receive the HD mux. Others will tell you the same about the power.
Powers are BBC A, BBC B, are 150kw SDN is 50kw
ARQ A and B are now 100kw

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1:12 PM

Peter Crabtree: Dependant on circumstances, but the fact of you stating "new build home" could be playing a part in this problem you are experiencing "if" you are using a loft mounted aerial, as modern roof insulation if of the type that has any element of metallic content can almost turn the roof space into a Faraday cage, i.e: dead for RF signals whether they be going out or coming in.

I have just carried out a signal check on Belmont's Mux Ch's 53 and 60 and can report that they are being received reasonably glitch free down in Stamford using a temporarily installed amplified log aerial mounted at a height of roughly 25 feet, Mux Ch60 lagging only about 5% in strength / quality compared to Ch53, not that similarly rated transmitters are ever received exactly at the same levels as each other anyway! as so many variables are involved.

If by the way you are receiving via a loft mounted aerial and the circumstances mentioned are applicable, (modern insulation) then just mounting the aerial outside at gutter level should solve your problem, this where log aerials are excellent in the aesthetic sense, that is as well as them performing far better than their physical size would suggest.

Stamford is by the way, approx 53 miles from Belmont

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Andy A
6:42 PM

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My mum and dad cannot pick up the Belmont transmitter. This means thet cannot pick up the local BBC news - they get the news from the Emley Moor transmitter which is all about West Yorkshire and not relevant to them.

I have tried all the different resets on the box to no avail. I can only assume they need to upgrade their aerial. It is a roof aerial but they are surrounded by trees. Any thoughts?

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8:12 PM

Andy A: Is their aerial actually pointing towards Belmont or is it Emley Moor? as Belmont is predicted as having just about the same reception status as Emley Moor, although admittedly the signal path between
Belmont and the code provided could well be partially obstructed by not only the trees you have mentioned but others along the way.

I know you say that you have tried re-sets on the box, but did you try manually tuning in Belmont's main muxes "after" having carried out a reset?

Belmont using: Mux Ch's22 - Ch25 - Ch28(HD) -Ch30 - Ch53 - Ch60.

These being tuned in one at a time, storing what's received, then repeating the manual tune on the next multiplex.

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Andy A
9:16 PM

jb38: Thanks. Not sure about their aerial - I suspect it may be pointing the wrong way.

Being a non-technical person, I'm not quite sure what you mean by muxes

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9:39 PM

Andy A: Muxes is just really short for Multiplexes, the name used when referring to digital transmitters and the channels used by them. (Multiplex channels)

What I mean is to scrub everything stored by carrying out a factory re-set, then go into the installation menu / tuning / manual tuning / and a box will appear for you to enter the channel number, when you have done this with reference to the numbers provided, e.g: Ch22 (BBC), under where you have entered the number it will say "scan" or "search", just press that and it will scan picking up everything on that particular channel, once done you will see "store", so just press it.

You then repeat the process using each number in turn.

Precise instructions cannot easily be given, as the menu is not the same on different brands of equipment.

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