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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?

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•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Wednesday, 15 July 2020
John Simon Knight
12:56 PM

Chris.SE: Thanks for your prompt reply. I can receive COM7 (C55) signals. I am not sure when the aerial was installed but it was installed not long after digital broadcasting became available in Sheffield because the existing one would not pick up digital signals. The aerial appears in good condition (from the ground) & is pointing east in a similar direction to my neighbours aerials. I am not sure of the make and model of the aerial.

The booster is a splitter as well it is a Wolsey 4 way IR Pass LTE Distribution AMP 334022.
I am not sure how to take the booster out of circuit.

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3:37 PM

John Simon Knight:

Just for reference, all UHF aerials will pick up TV signals whether they were analogue or digital, it's all RF (Radio Frequency). It's more likely that your old aerial and/or connections or cable had deteriorated and weren't good enough.

That particular model of booster/splitter unfortunately doesn't appear to have a gain control, if it did it would be near the UHF input connector marked 0-10dB. To take it out of circuit, you'd need an F-Connector female to female (back to back) connector, so you would unplug the aerial from the input and unplug the main tv output and connect them using the coupler. More on that in a moment as there are some other things you could do first.

With this particular booster/splitter and it's IR facilities, each output has short circuit power supply protection. May or may not be relevant have you changed any equipment when you started to get the problems?

So what you need to do is try and check that there aren't any faults on any of your cables, connectors or equipment. Flyleads connecting aerial output sockets to sets and between items such as PVRs/Video recorders/TV sets etc can be a problem. Also check you don't have any HDMI leads close to aerial or flyleads. Aerial leads and flyleads if not double screened can in some cases get interference from HDMI leads.

One of the best ways to do fault checking would be to start by checking the signals and quality on any second room & set and noting them down. Then by unplugging all the outputs from the booster and plug the one from your main TV into a different socket from the one it (or another set) was in. Check that the cable into the connector looks secure and that no fine wires from the braid appear to be shorting the centre conductor.
At the TV end connect the aerial (socket) direct to the TV not going via any other equipment (turn that off at the mains). If you use a flylead, try and use a different one, or if you normally have a couple connecting say a PVR the swap them during the testing.

Check your signal levels and quality and see if they are any different from what you had before, then try the original and another output on the booster to see if they are different. If any/all are improved, it suggests that there could be a fault on one of the outputs or other cables currently unplugged. So try plugging one at a time back in and see if one reduces the signal and quality. That's both any interconnecting cables if you have say a PVR (and power it up again), or the cable(s) to other rooms/sets.

If with just the main TV, all those are the same as before, then you need to see what you are getting on a second set on its own cable, it could be the main room/set's cable faulty.
So unplug the main TV cable at the booster and plug in a second room/set cable (preferably a different output from before). If these readings are now better, then plugging the main TV one back in may reduce the signal showing a fault on the main TV cable.

As I'm sure you've worked out by now, it's a process of elimination. If with all those checks nothing changes and all readings remain the same, then we need to first by-pass the amp to see what difference that makes, this is where you need this coupler and as you live in Sheffield https://www.aerialsandtv.….jpg I'd recommend you go to ATV in Langsett Rd where you can get one for 75p. Most other sellers do them in packs of 2 or more and you'll pay a lot more which is silly as you only need the one for testing!

What you need to check ideally is the signals and quality on the stronger/strongest multiplexes with and without the booster. This will give you a good idea if the booster is still doing it's job. If it seems to be working ok then you'll need to consider a fault at the aerial or it's downlead !!

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Thursday, 24 September 2020
Lesley Reynolds
1:45 PM

Why isn't channel 50 Sony Christmas Movies broadcasting from this transmitter?

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Saturday, 26 September 2020

7:18 AM

Lesley Reynolds:

It is! Some of Sony's channels including this one are broadcast on a Local multiplex which you may not be receiving. You need to provide a full postcode so we can check the predicted reception at your location.

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Wednesday, 7 October 2020
Paul Barker
2:48 PM

Chris.SE: I also cannot get channel 50 I had it a few months ago along with channel 7 (Notts TV) but both have disappeared. my post code is LN5 (Lincoln).

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Thursday, 8 October 2020

4:50 AM

Paul Barker:

Notts TV is broadcast from the Local Multiplex on the Waltham transmitter which will be roughly SSW of you whereas Belmont roughly NE of you broadcasts That's Humber on the Local Multiplex.

If you are receiving your main signals from Belmont then you'd have been picking up the Waltham signal off a rear sidelobe on your aerial which is probably more of a fluke than anything reliable.
As reception across the LN5 postcode district will be very variable, it's not possible to say which transmitter(s) will serve you best without a full postcode.

In any event you MIGHT have a choice of reliable signals, if you want the Yorkshire region then you'd aim for Belmont, or Central East then it'd be Waltham. You may not be predicted to get (never mind reliably) the Local Multiplex from either transmitter.

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5:02 AM

Paul Barker:

Sorry, I had forgotten to mention that if you get your signals from Belmont, it is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal", not that that would have any effect on reception of Notts TV!

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Saturday, 10 October 2020

12:37 AM

Paul Barker:

Updated information - The Waltham transmitter has been on Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal" which would likely affect your reception of the Local multiplex if your aerial is pointing at Waltham (roughly SSW of you).

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Wednesday, 6 January 2021
mike harvey
12:23 PM

We have "no signal" on our tv's since yesterday morning. We have tried clearing the tv's by following your instructions for freeview reset procedure, but it has made no difference. Any advice please.

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2:32 PM

mike harvey:

If you are receiving signals from the Belmont transmitter (I can't be certain as you haven't provided as full postcode), the transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal".
If the signal you get isn't that strong, that can appear like No signal. When you retune in such circumstances, generally it just clears all correct tuning. The general advice is NOT to retune when you have no or pixellated signals, you should only do so when prompted by on-screen pop-ups (turn off any automatic retune/updates in your tuning settings - it's usually more trouble than it's worth.)
You will have to repeat retune when the signals are back to normal, you may have to try several times.

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