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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
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

 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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 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

 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), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 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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Tuesday, 7 June 2016
2:21 PM

Hi I live at AL9 7EF and normally have a good signal on my LG 47" smart TV but as last year when we have good weather we loose signal on various channels, we have a signal booster.

can you please advise a method of resolving this issue and an idea of what is likely to be the cause.
is a larger Aeriel likely to be the answer.

Many Thanks

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TREVOR SPEAR's 1 post GB flag
TREVOR's: mapT's Freeview map terrainT's terrain plot wavesT's frequency data T's Freeview Detailed Coverage
6:18 PM

Trevor, actually reducing the signal or removing the booster may help as may a more directional aerial. Unfortunately, with the low error correction to cram in more channels these days, there is no perfect solution to co-channel interference.

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Ian's 16 posts GB flag

10:03 PM

Trevor: looking at your postcode on DigitalUK, your best for Crystal palace or possibly Sandy heath - and on both you should get very good reception, and have no need for a booster.

But although you might have a problem with the current high pressure system, you should check the signal strength on your aerial, and which transmitter your tuned into, just in case you've got a problem with your aerial system.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 8 June 2016
10:18 PM

PE32 Sunday and Monday 5/6 June we had no TV at all, not normal TV no freeview, neither did our neighbours and people in Gayton as well as Gayton Thorpe. Tonight it has gone off again and just comes on and off every now and again. We cannot record anything, and all scheduled recording have failed. We rang our TV ariel engineer as we have not long had a quite expensive ariel installed - he told us there must be a problem with the Belmont transmitter as hes getting lots of calls. So Belmont transmitter who are reporting no problems - WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON PLEASE?? Are we on low [power, is it atmospherics ?????

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Jackie's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 9 June 2016

12:39 AM

Jackie: Yes!, as in most cases the problem is not caused by anything connected with the transmitter, but due to a wave of high pressure which is circling around the UK resulting in distant stations being received, the problem being, that "if" any of the channels used by the distant station coincide with that used by the station normally used for reception, this will either wipe out reception completely, or alternatively result in high levels of glitching due to the data carried on the local signal being corrupted by signals from the distant transmitter.

Needless to say, nothing can really be done to help alleviate the problem except to wait until the situation improves, which judging by that seen wont really be until around late next Monday.

By the way, the reason I said "in most cases", is simply because transmitter maintenance is being carried out on some stations, yours not being.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 20 June 2016
Rachel Gundry
9:24 AM

MikeP: Thankyou for your advice, I'm sorry i didn't catch it before I wrote again this morning - I have looked at the Mendips transmitter and I think coverage generally would be better from the Stockland Hill transmitter - our postcode is TA4 2LU and we have no problems with freeview TV at all - only that this channel is no longer available. Are you saying the Stockland Hill transmitter is a 'lighter' transmitter than Mendips, so it transmits fewer channels? Or is it Aljazeera's choice to not pay to transmitted from there? Is it more expensive to transmit on HD? If I changed to mendips would that guarantee getting the channel 108? I am worried about changing and then getting other problems with reception. Thanks, Rachel

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Rachel Gundry's 3 posts GB flag
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2:02 PM


The coverage predictor below your post shows that though Stockland Hill is considered by DigitalUK as being the better choice, it also shows that reception of the ARQA and ARQB multiplexes is at best variable and reception of the SDN multiplex is poor.

Looking at the pages on this website relevant to Stockland Hill, at Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill transmitter broadcast? ,">…ill, shows that Al Jazeera is transmitted on COM6/ARQB and is an HD service. SInce the coverage prediction by DigitalUK, on Coverage Checker - Detailed View shows that multiplex as being variable at your location it is highly likely that you will always have reception problems. Note also that to get the channel you need either a full HD TV or a modern Freeview Set Top Box that includes and HD capability. (An 'HD ready' TV does not have an HD tuner so cannot get any of the services on an HD multiplex.)

Also, looking at the coverage map at Which Freeview channels does the Stockland Hill transmitter broadcast? shows that most of the area around Taunton is not served by Stockland Hill at all, hence the reception being at best variable or even poor.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Saturday, 16 July 2016
John Mulcahy
10:49 AM

My ariel is pointed towards the Belmont transmitter and since changing to digital l have had no reception problems. However, since May/June 2016 l have had reception problems, even losing all TV reception at one point. The main channels did come back but now half the freeview channels have no signal or the picture sound continually breaks up. I fitted a new ariel a couple of weeks ago but l still have the same problem. I do have a signal booster which appears to be ok. The funny thing is l also have a freeview indoor ariel for the bedroom and the freeview signal was always good but now l am getting the same problems with this ariel which leads me to believe the Belmont ariel is transmitting a less powerful signal. My post code is HU17 7QY, any explanations for the above?

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John Mulcahy's 1 post GB flag
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11:23 AM

John Mulcahy: You may be suffering with interference from a recently upgraded 4G mobile phone mast nearby. If you contact an organisation called AT800 ( they can check whether this is the case and if needed send you out a free filter to connect to your aerial system which should suppress the interference if that is the cause.

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StevensOnln1's 3,638 posts GB flag

1:13 PM

John Mulcahy:

Further to that said by StevensOlnl1, you should check what the signal strength is for each of the available multiplexes. Too little or too much signal can cause the symptoms you describe and the only way of telling is to check the strength indicated on the TV. Ideally the strength should be between 60% and 85%. If it is higher then that causes the TV to report 'no signal' as the tuner is overloaded. If it is less then the set is having problems decoding the signals as there just isn't enough.

Bear in mind also that warm weather can cause temperature inversion effects that tend to disrupt reception in some areas.

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