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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 19/02/2024 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?

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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 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?

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?

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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, 14 April 2020

9:19 PM

Ian Heinz:

Also be aware that there are two things that could disrupt your reception at this time -
1) Belmont is listed for Planned Engineering this week with "Possible weak signal"
2) There's the possibility of Tropospheric Propagation disrupting reception for a couple of days, see -
Problems with Freeview reception? | Help receiving TV and radio (High Pressure Weather conditions.......)
How clear skies and fine weather can affect your TV reception | Help receiving TV and radio
Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | Help receiving TV and radio

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Chris.SE's 4,075 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 26 May 2020
John Simon Knight
3:16 PM

I am getting intermittent pixelation on my TV. I have retuned my TV several times but still get the same problem. I have a signal booster. Is there any way of testing the signal booster to test if it is still working & working at reduced power.

I live in sheffield & am tuned into Belmont.

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10:56 PM

John Simon Knight:

We really need a full postcode to look at the predicted reception at your location. Without this it's difficult to offer anything other than general advice.

Where is your aerial, does it seem intact and is it still pointing in the correct direction?
Does your downlead look ok and undamaged? How old is it?

Check all the connections of your coax plugs and connectors for corrosion etc. Check flyleads for bad/broken connections usually at the back of the plug.

What does your TV tuning section give for the signal strength and quality on each multiplex?
If your booster has a gain control, turn it down and see what happens to the signal strength.
Take your booster out of circuit, connect the aerial direct to the TV and check the signal level and quality on each multiplex.

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Chris.SE's 4,075 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Thomas Fairweather
7:55 PM

Chris.SE: Also, how old is your TV booster? You ideally need one with a built-in 4G/LTE filter.

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10:54 PM

Thomas Fairweather:

I'm not sure why you've addressed your comment to me, although I suspect you meant John Simon Knight but in any event you conclusion/assumption is not likely/necessarily correct. You need to discover what is going on first, there was not information in his post. We don't know how long it's been happening and there could be an installation problem etc. hence my suggestions/questions. The cause of his problem my have absolutely nothing to do with 4G, generally you need a $G mast very close to you to get a problem.

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Chris.SE's 4,075 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
8:10 PM

no tv signal at my address 3 old market ave spilsby PE23 5HX

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11:42 PM


The Belmont transmitter is listed for Planned Engineering. If you happened to have retuned when there was no signal, it will have cleared all correct tuning and you'll need to retune again when signals are back on air. Just try again.

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Chris.SE's 4,075 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
John Simon Knight
5:53 PM

Chris.SE: I am getting intermittent pixelation on my TV. I have retuned my TV several times but still get the same problem. I have a signal booster. Is there any way of testing the signal booster to test if it is still working & working at reduced power.

I live in Sheffield & am tuned into Belmont. My Postcode is S10 4GF. My TV booster has with a built-in 4G/LTE filter & was installed in December 2016.
Signal strength and quality on each multiplex are as follows channel 22 Strength 54% Quality 34% channel 28 Strength 54% quality 25 channel 25 Strength 66% quality 100%

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10:54 PM

John Simon Knight:

Some of those figures are not good, and despite your distance from Belmont, the Freeview Detailed Coverage checker predicts good reception for all multiplexes. Do you receive COM7 (C55) signals?

You've mentioned the booster installed in Dec.2016, but when was the aerial installed? Have you checked it's still pointing correctly, pretty well due E with the rods horizontal? Do you know the make and model of the aerial at all?
Is the booster a splitter as well (how many sets/), make and model would be useful.
An indication of when these pixelation problems started would also be useful.

I did, at the end of my previous reply to you, suggest try taking the booster out of circuit and connect the aerial direct to your (main) TV and check the signal and quality levels - do that for the same channels as you've just given. This may well give us a better indication of what is happening.

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11:00 PM


Just for the record, the BBC did report that the transmitter was Off the air due to essential engineering, but the hours didn't tally will your experience on the day.

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