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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C33+ (570.2MHz)221mDTG-36W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)221mDTG-36W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)221mDTG-66W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 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 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Belper (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-174 Mar 2020
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TW T
C33BBCA
C36BBCB
C50tv_off D3+4D3+4D3+4
C55tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C56tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C59tv_off+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C62C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesD3+4
C66BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C68ITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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 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.

Comments
Monday, 31 October 2011
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ian from notts
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9:39 PM

briantist
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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Briantist
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10:31 PM

ian from notts: Where are you in relation to the transmitter, in particular see the "Radiation pattern after switchover" above.

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Tuesday, 1 November 2011
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ian from notts
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9:02 AM
Belper

briantist
bridge st in belper itself de56 1az.
lots of aerials on the relay but some also on sutton coldfield which has a similer alignment.

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Briantist
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9:24 AM

ian from notts: As long as you are northeast of the transmitter (which you clearly are) you should be getting a full-power signal from the transmitter.

Which of course leads to the thoughts about Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice ...

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ian from notts
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7:19 PM
Belper

briantist
yes to much of a good thing ! so just stood on a roof with a contract 10 element w/b in hand and a short cable into my meter, i cant try it any simpler ?

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Briantist
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8:21 PM

ian from notts: you might have to attenuate...

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011
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ian from notts
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8:45 AM

briantist
this is my first experiance of the signal being to strong at first source?
was going back to try that as i wasnt sure about work on transmitter on my first visit?
could the strong signals cause a quatro lnb on a dish to fail if they go to the same distributter as this has also stopped working? longshot?
cheers for helping

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Thursday, 3 November 2011
Briantist
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11:19 AM

ian from notts: It could be, after a decade or so of the digital signals being weak, it does seem somewhat unusual when they are suddenly too strong.

I think you might be right about the second suggestion being a longshot.

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Friday, 9 March 2012
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DAVE SANDERS
12:01 PM
Belper

SOME OF MY BBC1 & ITV PROGRAMS HAVE A SPEECH IN THE BACKGROUND FOR BLIND PEOPLE,HOW TO I GET RID OF IT.
THE RECEPTION IS GOOD OFF BELPER RELAY BUT THE AMOUNT OF PROGRAMS RECEIVED COMPARED WITH VIEWERS OFF WALTHAM MAIN TRANSMITTER IS VERY POOR.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:16 PM

Dave Saunders: Not sure about getting rid of the speech descriptions, but the reason that you don't get all the channels from Belper is because the Commercial (COM) broadcasters don't wish to transmit from it. They broadcast from about 80 of the largest (by viewer population) transmitters in the country and cover 90% of the population. For a more in-depth explanation, see here:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

You appear to be in an area served by Sutton Coldfield which carries the COM channels, although it carries West Midlands regional programming instead of East Midlands which Belper broadcasts (as a relay of Waltham). You could have a second aerial fitted for Sutton Coldfield to allow reception of the COMs. Not sure how this might work (or not as the case may be) with recording equipment though.

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