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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.

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;
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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Comments
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
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Brian Norris
4:25 PM
Scunthorpe

Dave Lindsay
Thanks for advice. Yes I have noticed that some antennas in the street do point to Emily Moor. however lately a lot of them have now moved over to Belmont.
I was thinking of DM Log 40 myself and I will be replacing the cable as you say will WF100 it only has to go into the loftbox approx 3m so no problem and as for height work I do it every day so no worries there.

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Dave Lindsay
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6:16 PM

Brian Norris: It might be worth discounting the LoftBox as being the cause, possibly through over-amplification. If there is a variable control, then try turning it down.

See Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

The PSBs are at higher power than the COMs from Belmont.


The "DM Log" and "Log 40" are different aerials.

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Brian Norris
11:08 PM
Scunthorpe

Dave Lindsay

The "DM Log" and "Log 40" are different aerials.
Yes but not sure as to the one to buy. The map above seems to show that I may be in the Darker green area (Just)

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jb38
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11:51 PM

Brian Norris: A log 40 aerial is perfectly adequate for your needs and can cope perfectly OK whether it be Emley moor or Belmont, and if by any chance a slight boost is required than that will not cause any problems either, Argos item number 534 / 4235 being perfect for the job by it having a variable boost level.

I receive Belmont from about 52 miles away and via a very much less than clear signal path using an amplified DM log, plus I use two other logs for the reception of Sandy and Waltham respectively, my location being in the Stamford area.

This is a link for the item mentioned, although there is a possibly that it might not work hence why I included the item number.

Buy Plug-In 1 Way TV Aerial Signal Booster at Argos.co.uk - Your Online Shop for Television aerials and boosters, TV aerials, boosters and accessories.


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Wednesday, 11 July 2012
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jb38
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8:08 AM

Brian Norris: Just to add that what's been said / seen regarding aerial curves. It has to be kept in mind that the info seen on these charts can up to a point be taken as being academic, as it represents the results obtained when an aerial was tested under strict conditions whilst being located at one end of a test area about the size of a football field, and with the highly regulated constant RF output signal used for the test being located at the other end, this arrangement guaranteeing an even level of signal over the entire bandwidth of the channels being covered.

This, as obviously can be appreciated bears no resemblance to the reality of most situations, and where the signals from the six transmitters used for a full service Freeview service do not reach the receiving aerial with the same intensity, this being for a variety of reasons such as obstructions like trees etc along the way, as well as the fact that even without any obstructions the signal received can still be at slightly different levels because RF does not conform to what might be expected when it leaves the sources of radiation which are located at different heights on the mast.

Yagi type aerials, the more normally seen over the years, only have one active element no matter what size (length) the aerial might be, whereas on a log aerial all elements are active and that's what makes them have such an even response over the entire bandwidth, as each element is catering for a certain section of the frequencies being covered.

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Thursday, 16 August 2012
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Jim Brennan
4:57 PM
Brigg

After TV has been on for about 15mins signal is lost on BBC1 & 2. ITV etc is OK.
Dealer told me that this is a transmitter problem which is only affecting Panasonic & Sony TVs which are about 3 to 4 years old.
How can this be and is it correct?
If so how long will it go on for?
I'm tuned to the Belmont transmitter.
Post code DN20 0PP

Thanks.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
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Peter Locke
4:08 PM

Hi, Is Classic Radio still transmitting the TMC traffic updates in Lincolnshire from Belmont. I have not seen any updates on traffic conditions on my satnav for months?
Hondaracer

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Friday, 28 December 2012
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peter williams
10:51 PM
Beverley

Consistent signal failure on east yorks and lincs stations evening of 28 dec. Bbc ok, all itv no signal. Or breakup of picture. I think it is Belmont, but website says no fault. Fault from app 7 pm throughout evening.

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013
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Dave
7:53 PM
Spalding

Just manually tuned a new Humax HDR-FOX T2 after several recordings failed when auto tuned. Now unable to get HD channels (Belmont 28 / Waltham 58). What have I done wrong?!

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8:21 PM

Dave: You probably need to select DVB-T2 mode (instead of DVB-T).

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