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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?

Belmont transmitter - Belmont transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 15/04/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
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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), 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

 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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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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Friday, 29 April 2011
1:24 AM

AT 01:00 this morning The Digital Signal for Channels 30 , 48 , 57 , 60 , 66 & 68 have stopped working ! Coverage of The Royal Wedding is due to start at 06:00 , everything was set to watch BBC & ITV programmes HOW CAN I SET UP WITHOUT A SIGNAL ! Please rectifi this situation

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ANDREW SMITH's 6 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 3 May 2011
robert pitt
10:26 AM

A few of my channels have been breaking up itv 1 Channel 4 & 5 and a few others could you explain to me why this it is and when will it be put right. PC NG18 5QQ

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Ian Taylor
1:27 PM

My 95 yr old mother lives at LN50SJ and appears to have 2 aerials on her roof. The longer one points more or less NE (Belmont?) and the shorter one SW ish (Waltham?). She has been using an analogue TV for about 7 years and because of changeover I bought her a Panasonic with built-in analogue and Freeview.
I tuned in the Freeview and found that ITV1 and Channel 4 both had "bad" signals and ITV1 was tuned to "Central" and not "East". The analogue ITV1 channel "used to be East" to quote my mother.
I have also tuned in the Analogue tuner, but I'm not sure which ITV1 this is picking up. The reception doesn't seem to be as good as on her old analogue TV.
I couldn't tell which of the two aerials was in use from the ground, but I'm assuming it's the one pointing to Belmont, since the other bungalows in the group all have their NEW aerials pointing to Belmont.
Will it all come right at switchover in August 2011, or will she need a new aerial as well? and which ITV1 will she get?

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Mike Dimmick

7:36 PM

Ian Taylor: Belmont 'used to be East' about 40 years ago! It was switched from the Anglia programme company to the Yorkshire company in 1974.

The terrain of Lincolnshire permits a choice of transmitter for many people. The predictions for that postcode show best results from Belmont, but also very good results from Waltham. After switchover, Emley Moor is a third possibility.

It's possible that the installer has provided a system which combines - with a diplexer - the signals from both aerials, with part of the frequency range coming from one aerial and part from the other. This was fine for analogue, but unfortunately for digital at present, each transmitter's digital transmissions are in the other one's analogue group.

This kind of system was obviously a lot more useful when the different ITV companies provided different content. Since all of the English (and Welsh) ITV companies merged together, it hasn't been so useful.

If you do nothing, after switchover you should get the PSB multiplexes from Belmont, plus the SDN mux, and also the PSB multiplexes from Waltham, plus ArqA and ArqB. The commercial multiplexes carry the same content throughout England, whichever transmitter you use.

Check whether the cables from the two aerials go into one box, and only one cable comes out. It may be a box mounted on the mast, or in the loft. If so, it probably is a diplexed system.

As to which ITV1 will end up at number 3 in the programme guide, that will depend on how the TV handles the situation. Some store the first version found at 3, in which case it will be Belmont as it uses a lower frequency. Some store the strongest version, in which case it could be either. Some now ask which one you want to store, if they find more than one, in which case it may put the other somewhere else in the guide, or not store it at all.

With a system receiving two transmitters, of course, you have twice the retuning to do (though Step 2 at Belmont and Step 1 at Waltham coincide).

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Monday, 9 May 2011
nigel tutty
11:24 AM

when can i get freeview hd post code hu16 4hg, the web says april 2011. i can get all other freeview channels, arial on roof

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Mike Dimmick

1:14 PM

Nigel Tutty: I'm not sure where you got April from. The Belmont transmitter starts broadcasting HD services at switchover step 2, on 17 August 2011.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Des Collier

7:29 PM

Ben lockett-the only thing that has been changed at Belmont,is the height of the transmitter mast,from 385 metres to 351 metres,nothing else,hopefully should be OK after dso,am i right in this Brian?shouldsn't have made a difference.des.

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 11 May 2011

6:28 PM

Des Collier: Yes, and this was done because the mast was originally higher for the VHF 405-line coverage, which was unnecessary for the required UHF coverage area.

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