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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

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Belmont transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

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

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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 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
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), 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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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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Friday, 2 November 2018
Transmitter engineering

5:05 AM

BELMONT transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:55 on 31 Oct to 12:05 on 31 Oct. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:54 on 31 Oct to 12:03 on 31 Oct, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:54 on 31 Oct to 12:03 on 31 Oct, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:54 on 31 Oc [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,644 posts xx flag
Sunday, 3 March 2019
5:13 PM

Not sure if anyone is manning this forum any more..We have terrestrial Freeview via the Belmont transmitter and a rooftop aerial. All other TVs in the house get the full complement of Channels. One of the TVs (not the oldest in the house) has been out of use for a while (surplus to requirements, nothing wrong with it) and when I came to use it again yesterday a lot of the Freeview channels weren't there any more. I assumed because it hadn't been used for a while I needed to check for new channels but I suspect by doing an automatic retune I probably made an error. A lot of my 'old' channels have disappeared but only from this particular TV. It's things like Dave, Sky News etc which I think are on the same Multiplex. Also, lots of others have gone such as channel 81 (Talking Pictures TV which I like to watch a lot). I just have Carriers 1, 2 and 3 showing, if that makes any sense to any of you experts. How can I get all my channels back please?

I understand I can do a factory reset which might enable me to start all over again but can't find a way to do it. All the online advice I've followed still doesn't allow the First Time Installation or whetever it's called option to appear on my screen. I'm getting desperate and would appreciate any help.

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Jay's 2 posts US flag

11:16 PM


The best way is to unplug the aerial from the back of the TV and then do a full retune. Then plug the aerial; back in and do a retune again. The first time clears all the 'old' tuning data, the second time lets it find all the current tuning data which will have probably changed since thge set was last used, hence the lack of channels.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Monday, 4 March 2019
11:05 PM


Thanks very much, Mike.

I did as you suggested although I'd already tried that method before. It didn't work! I am a female OAP, not very techie, and am finding this TV hassle a real trial.

My set is a Toshiba Freeview TV, I don't have a box or dish. There is nothing wrong with the aerial or connection, I've connected a different TV temporarily to that aerial socket and I get the full range of channels from it.

On the TV in question I appear to have Multiplexes 1, 2, 3 and 4 but NOT 5 and 6 which include Dave, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV and Yesterday (all channels I tend to watch a lot and miss now I can't receive them).

Can you suggest anything else that might fix the problem please?

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Jay's 2 posts US flag
Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Paul Fearn
9:08 PM

My mother had the same issue with her TV so I lent her a small portable freeview TV which worked perfect. It turned out that she had a faulty tuner on her tv

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Paul Fearn's 7 posts GB flag

11:55 PM


That illustrates just how difficult it is to remotely diagnose reception problems. I'd suggest asking a competant TV engineer to look at your system.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Thursday, 18 July 2019
roger pates
5:31 AM

has true tv. gone on the local multiplex?

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roger pates's 1 post GB flag

6:09 AM

roger pates:

Yes roger it has. If you put your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker it will tell you the predicted coverage of all multiplexes at your location.

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Chris.SE's 4,145 posts GB flag

6:32 AM

roger pates: It's true:

G-MAN (a Manchester only mux)

60 Sony Crime Channel
62 True Movies +1
68 True Crime
69 True Crime+1
88 Clubland TV
90 TV Warehouse
208 POP Max

Local mux

7 Local TV
8 Local TV
48 True Entertainment
50 True Movies
61 Sony Movie Channel+1
207 Tiny Pop

source: Digital UK | Channel listings

nobody knows and nobody cares.

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nobody's 49 posts US flag
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

BELMONT transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 00:38 today to 00:51 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 13:28 yesterday to 14:24 yesterday, Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 14:54 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 13:28 yesterday to 14:24 [BBC]

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