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The symbol shows the location of the Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 6,500 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 Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Belper 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.

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C59+ (778.2MHz)221mDTG-36W
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1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

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C50 (706.0MHz)221mDTG-36W
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3 ITV (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

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C36 (594.0MHz)221mDTG-66W
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101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 58 Freeview channels?

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The Belper (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Shopping Quarter , Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together, Yesterday.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Belper transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 25km east-southeast (105°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 66km south-southwest (205°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Belper (Derbyshire, 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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 30W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Belper was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Saturday, 8 January 2011
3:04 PM

I'm on Sutton Coldfield and for the past week reception on all channels has been terrible. I live in Belper and have had the problem in the past then it returned to normal. Is it a problem with the transmitter?

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Geoff.'s 2 posts GB

3:09 PM

Geoff.: There are no problems reported, I would see Freeview reception has changed? | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
3:48 PM

I've bought a TV with built in Freeview for the bedroom but cannot tune the Digital Freeview channels in as no signal is recognised. The picture on analogue TV is watchable, but DTV will not work. Will turning the external aerial solve this problem or do I need a new aerial. The direction of the aerial looks in line with others in the same street.

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Mike's 2 posts GB

4:28 PM

Mike: Of all the transmitters around you, only The Wrekin will provide a Freeview service at the moment. If you want that, then your rooftop aerial will need to point at that transmitter.

However, your existing aerial will probably need to be replaced with a wideband one.

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Briantist's 38,846 posts GB
5:08 PM

Thanks for that, I'll try repositioning the aerial first, if no joy with that I'll get a new wideband one.

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Mike's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Transmitter engineering

12:50 PM

BELPER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:06 today to 11:12 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 129,956 posts xx
Thursday, 27 January 2011
Transmitter engineering

7:55 AM

BELPER transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:06 yesterday to 11:12 yesterday [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 August 2011
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Monday, 31 October 2011
ian from notts

9:39 PM

done a signal check on belper relay today on a comunual aerial and was getting a signal of around 55 db's. no amp fitted at souece but a labgear distributter with a sat dish an quattro lnb fitted for the flats, aerial was an abc quad 8 fitted correctly. high signals but not locked onto digital? got a 10 element wideband contract aerial for signal testing an got same results? i can see transmitter on the hill even tho i was in a dip. i thought maybe to much signal but the 10 element should have locked on? any ideas?

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