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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
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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

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
Friday, 15 February 2013
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sue veillette
2:23 PM
Bridlington

we keep losing all our tv channels for many days at a time and all our tv says is no signal our aerial is on the roof outside is there a problem in the yo15 3nx area

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8:39 PM

sue veillette: Your best policy would be to make a few enquiries with your neighbours to find out if they are also experiencing the same problems as yourself, because reception in the Bridlington area which comes from the Belmont transmitter (@ 51 miles) can be erratic at certain times in the year and so you have to determine whether or not your problem is confined to your installation or not, because if it is then your signal level is running at too low a level, however if the problem is also being experienced by others then unfortunately there isn't really that much that can be done.

Further advice dependant on outcome of enquiries made.

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9:33 PM

sue veillette : Also meant to add, that if your aerial is facing diagonally towards the trees on the Southside of Kingsgate then that will certainly not help matters, as trees (even in winter months) can partially block reception.

Do you use a booster?

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Monday, 18 February 2013
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Graham
4:42 PM
Sheringham

We have 'light freeview' from the West Runton transmitter, which is good for local news etc. But we lose loads of channels like film 4, Dave and others. Our ariel faces West Runton. Is there any way I can have another ariel facing Belmont to pick up all the channels?

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5:03 PM

Graham: If you can receive from Belmont, then you may have a separate aerial fed into a separate tuner. I assume here that you wish to still be able to watch BBC East/ITV Anglia when there are regional differences.

Combining the two feeds will be more tricky as one of Belmont's COMs (those that don't broadcast from West Runton) is on C30 and West Runton uses 23, 26 and 29. The other two Belmont COMs are 53 and 60, so you could combine using a proper (filtered) diplexer, or you could take your chance with a non-filtered diplexer in an effort to be able to watch C30 (COM4 - ITV3 etc).

If you have a separate Belmont aerial installed then you could have a separate downlead to your lounge and then combine it there. That way you can change it easily if it doesn't work (rather than having to climb on the roof).

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5:05 PM

Graham: See:

Online TV Splitters, Amps & Diplexers sales

A warning about the diplexer route: Belmont could in the future broadcast in the 31 to 37 range (but not West Runton) and this might be HD services.

Some on here have suggested that the COMs may, in the perhaps distant future, move to the 20s.

Again, separate feeds to your lounge might allow you to change it if needs be (or at least have them in an accessible location).

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5:07 PM

Graham: Another possibility, which I touched upon, is to use Belmont as your main transmitter and have a separate set-top box purely for when you want to watch WestRunton for regional programming.

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6:48 PM

Graham: Should you be seriously considering carrying out the alterations to your aerial system as was suggested by Dave Lindsay I would just like to add a note of caution though "before" you make any purchases, insomuch that it would be prudent to first of all carry out a reception test from Belmont by swinging your present aerial around 180 degrees and turning it so that its mounted horizontally, because apart from Belmont's two commercial muxes ArqA (Pick TV) & ArqB (Film 4) your present aerial is perfectly OK for all other channels once realigned.

My reason for advising that you carry out this test being, that digital TV signals are much more prone to suffer from any slight changes in atmospheric conditions that may occur including the classic "day and night" variations when received over long distances, and Belmont at 63 miles away certainly comes into this category, and so if you realigned your present aerial and this resulted in you receiving a reasonably glitch free signal from Belmont then I would strongly advise that you use it like that for about a week or so to enable a proper assessment to be made as far as the continued reliability of the signal is concerned before making any alterations.

Although that said obviously excludes seasonal changes which can also affect reception.


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Saturday, 2 March 2013
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Steve
1:45 PM
Horncastle

We get our Freeview from Belmont and have actual line of sight to the transmitter (it's only about 10 miles away as the crow flies)and we have recently started getting drop outs on some TV channels. Further investigation shows that this is only occurring on channels from the COM6 (ArqB) Mux on channel 60 all he others are fine. Whilst I understand that there are projected issues with 4G mobile signals and TV signals from about C50 and above I can find no mention of anyone working on 4G in this area (in fact it's hard enough to even get a 3G signal round here). Channels on COM5 (C53, nearest frequency wise) and COM4 (lowest power 50KW as opposed to 100KW) are all fine as are the high powered MUXs which also rules out signal overload). Does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?

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4:11 PM

Steve: Although its always best in situations like this to make an enquiry with a neighbour that you might be on good terms with for purposes of verifying if others are also being affected, because if they report similar to yourself then the problem is up to a point outwith your control and this saves you making pointless checks, but purely from the aspect of curiosity I would be interested to know the result if you went into the tuning menu / manual tune and entering mux Ch60 into the box but NOT followed by pressing search or scan, as by not doing that your TV or boxes tuner then acts like a form of signal meter devoid of threshold level restrictions.

Once done and the levels appear you should observe the "quality" over a minute or so for the purpose of noting if fluctuations of any great magnitude are seen to occur, if they do, leave that screen running but remove the aerial plug and replace it with a short piece of wire (about 5 feet or so) pushed into the middle cup of the aerial socket, or if you have a set top aerial kicking around just try using that, if you get a reasonable level of signal by using either note if this fluctuates in the same way as when using the proper aerial, giving an update on results.

Another other point being, that its difficult to obtain fault information where commercial channels are involved, because by them not being part of the TV licence there isn't the same obligation for them to be reported in the same way as are any problems that may have developed with the PSB channels.

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