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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 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! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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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Thursday, 21 April 2016
Rachel Gundry
9:53 AM

Rachel in Wiveliscombe, near Taunton: I can no longer receive Al-Jazeera English, as it has been moved to channel 108 which is not transmitted from Stockland Hill transmitter. Even though this is reported as having no problems, this is a big problem for me! The only advice I have found is to try and receive it from another transmitter by moving the aerial, but when I click on the list to see which one to try it does not come up. Also I doubt this would work as we are in a very hilly area - I think the next nearest one would be Mendips. Who can I appeal to? I feel very angry as the service before on channel 133 was perfect. Who has decided to change the availability of this station? Would it be resolved by going back to non HD reception? How come BBC channels can be watched on both non-HD and HD channels. It is very frustrating and wrong to discriminate in our choice of TV channels without any consultation. Thankyou.

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Rachel Gundry's 3 posts GB flag

2:52 PM

Rachel Gundry:

If you give a full post code, you and I could look up where you live and hence suggest which transmitter might be worth trying. Mendip is a full service transmitter so tranmits most channels, but some commercial channels choose not to transmit from all the main transmitters and very, very few of the 'light' transmitters - it's a matter of cost/benefit for them.

Wiveliscombe is not a great place for signal reception but a lovely small town and well worth a visit IMHO.

As an aside, it is worth using the pages on this site for your current transmitter, this one is intended to coever issues with reception, etc from the Belmont transmitter in North Lincolnshire, between Louth and Lincoln. It is, therefore, not the ideal page to get information from for your area.

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will snell
6:22 PM

just lost signal again today , always seems to be at this time of night.

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Angela Thompson
7:30 PM

Bridlington in East Yorkshire is having lots of problems, over the last 3 days.
No signal for long periods of time.
Can rectify the problem please.

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Angela Thompson's 3 posts GB flag
Friday, 22 April 2016

9:24 AM

Angela Thompson: the William Hepburn's tropospheric ducting forecast for Europe shows that it is highly likely that reception in Eastern parts of England is currently being influenced by signals from The Netherlands and/or Germany. I noticed yesterday morning on FM radio that there was a radio station playing German music on an adjacent frequency to BBC Radio Derby received here in South Yorkshire. Reception should return to normal when there is a change in weather conditions.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Monday, 23 May 2016
Will snell
10:30 PM

Yo16 bridlington.

Just gone 10pm tonight and all channels gone'. No signal at all .

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Will snell's 18 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

4:13 PM

Will snell: Since Belmont has no reported problems, its probably your system. Check cables, etc - probably a connection has failed, etc.

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Friday, 27 May 2016
5:58 PM

Hello I recently had freesat installed I'm wondering if I have a good signal or not and I have had problems with my box freezing and stuff . My signal level at the lowest is 80% signal and 100% quality. But on some channels it's 91% signal and 100% quality where's the rest are 80 % signal I have had a little break up but it's rare and only happens for a few seconds on freeview i got break up all the time . I'm also wondering if there's any plan to put home channel and Dave and quest on freesat in the near future? .

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dave's 2 posts GB flag
Saturday, 28 May 2016
8:57 AM

I'm worried because I thought signal strength should always be 100% as well as quality.

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1:54 PM


For Freeview, your signal strength should never be 100%! It is better if it is between 60% and 80% but with quality as high as possible. On Freeview, a strength of 100% is almost certain to give picture and sound problems as it is too strong.

Freesat does not come from the Belmont transmitter but from a group of satellites in geo-stationery orbit above the Equator, roughly over East Africa. A dish is required for such reception, so I assume from your post that you have a dish and suitable Freesat receiver. Again, 100% signal strength is not ideal and is very rare, but the quality should be as high as possible (noting that a stronger signal may actually reduce the quality!).

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