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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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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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, 30 January 2012
David Lipshaw
2:06 PM

Was there a problem with the transmission of HD Freeview signals (BBC1HD, ITV1HD, CH4HD), on Friday evening of the 27th January 2012 from the Belmont transmitter?

Our TV, a SONY KDL-46HX923 repeatedly showed a black screen for a duration of about 2 seconds, at random time intervals on each of the above HD channels on that evening.

Internet blogs suggested that the same symptoms were seen on many other manufactures TV's, and that it was due to the transmitter streaming the HD signal was switching between 1080p and 1080i repeatedly, also suggested was that some TV's were less prone to this problem.

What is the true cause of the symptoms I viewed on that Friday evening?

Was it a transmitter problem?

The symptoms were only with the HD signals, the standard definition signal on each of the effected channels was fine.

I would be very interested if someone could explain this please.

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Friday, 3 February 2012
Saturday, 4 February 2012
andrew packer
3:52 PM

hi i live in doncaster and receive my signal from from the belmont transmitter but i can only pick up 61 channels including radio.there are quit a few channel missing including itv4 russia today and film4 i am not using a wide band arial can any body help me please.

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Dave Lindsay

4:28 PM

andrew packer: ITV4, Russia Today and Film4 are carried on the Arqiva B multiplex which is on channel 60 from Belmont. Try manually tuning to channel 60.

Check that you have ITV3 (carried on SDN) and Pick TV (which is on Arqiva A).

Are you in part of the town which cannot receive from Emley Moor?

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Andrew packer
5:49 PM

I am in the dn5 area of doncaster i dont think I can recieve emley moor.I have tried manualy tuning into channel 60 nothing there.
at all I can pick up itv3 but not pick tv.

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Dave Lindsay

6:07 PM

Andrew Packer: I think that the answer is likely to be your aerial; you need a wideband one.

Pick TV (and other Arqiva A channels) and Yesterday, ITV4 (and other Arqiva B channels) are at the top of the band.

Belmont was a Group A transmitter which means that it only used channels in the lower third of the band. Consequently aerials that were installed for it were Group A ones. This means that they are much more sensitive at the bottom third of the band and less sensitive higher up.

ITV3 (carried on SDN multiplex) and BBC and ITV1, C4 etc are all in Group A, hence why I believe that you can pick them up.

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Andrew packer
7:35 PM

Dave linsay; thanks for your help

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Saturday, 10 March 2012
Mark Fletcher

11:19 PM

Andrew Packer,Doncaster DN5.One other option to receieve the ArqA (fr 53) and ArqB (fr 60) multiplexes from Belmont is to diplex your aerial.In other words use your current group A (tipped red) aerial for the BBCA (fr 22),D3+4 (fr 25),SDN (fr 30) and if you have it BBCB (HD) (fr 28) multiplexes,and diplex with another antenna,either a group C/D (tipped green),a group E (tipped brown) or a group W wideband (tipped black) aerial.Is your local BBC 1 Look North broadcasting East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire news (Belmont).The problem with Belmont although officially a group W wideband aerial transmitter is that all but two multiplexes are on group A frequencies and group W widebands antennas have an inferior performance on group A frequencies especially on all group A transmitters say Crystal Palace,Durris,Caradon Hill and Rowridge as examples.One further problem with Belmont's ArqB on frequency 60 once 4G starts is the potential for interference on this multiplex especially if frequency 61 is used as such.

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Sunday, 25 March 2012
Des Collier

2:13 PM

David Lipshaw:- i've had this problem,but a software upgrade has cured it mainly,occasioally bbc1 hd plays up,rest are perfect.(set is a TOSHIBA 40RV753B)

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Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Transmitter engineering

10:29 AM

BELMONT transmitter - Over the next week Belmont main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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