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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-6W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 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-6W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (East micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C36 (594.0MHz)221mDTG-6W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected 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: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 / June 2022 - 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
Friday, 24 September 2021
Transmitter engineering
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12:06 PM

BELPER transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Sep 09:36. . [BBC]

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3:10 PM

BELPER transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 24 Sep 09:36 until 24 Sep 10:22. . [BBC]

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Friday, 15 October 2021
Transmitter engineering
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11:29 AM

Belper transmitter - Belper transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 11/10/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 18 October 2021
Transmitter engineering
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8:36 AM

Belper transmitter - Belper transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 18/10/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Friday, 22 October 2021
Transmitter engineering
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11:43 AM

BELPER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 20 Oct 10:58 until 20 Oct 11:22. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 18 Oct 00:14 until 18 Oct 06:20. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 23 October 2021
Transmitter engineering
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8:43 AM

BELPER transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 20 Oct 10:58 until 20 Oct 11:22. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 February 2022
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Anthony Lakin
2:34 PM

I live in Duffield for 6 years the been ok on all yours tv channels, but now I can receive BBC channels some of the ITV channels are very lealk with small square boxes or blank screen and freeview channel cannot receive at all. Why have you done this so people in Duffield bad signal so having no tv to watch.

KInd Regards
Anthony Lakin

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Chris.SE
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4:11 PM

Anthony Lakin:

"We" have not done anything, as this is an independent help website. Nor will Freeview have done anything, nor Arqiva who maintain the transmitters.
Having said that there is no currently listed Planned Engineering for the Belper transmitter nor can I find any reported power or transmitter outages that might affect it.

IF it is the Belper transmitter that you normally receive your aerial is likely to be pointing roughly NNNW with its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical. I can't be any more precise as you haven't given a full postcode, although parts of Duffield will receive a good signal from Belper, Duffield is not shown as being technically in the official coverage area.

As there are no currently reported problems, If you are correctly tuned, check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction with the rods (or squashed Xs) vertical and that your downlead looks undamaged and isn't flapping in the wind.

The correct UHF channels for Belper are C33, C48, C36 in the multiplex (groups of TV channels) order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which TV channels/stations are carried on which multiplex.

If you happened to retune when you had no or bad signal you may have inadvertently got tuned to another transmitter with weaker or variable signals, so check in your TV tuning section that you are tuned to the correct ones. Are your neighbours having the same problems?

How old is your aerial installation? If you've had the same one for over 6 years it's possible that it's an old Aerial Group C/D as the UHF channels now used by Belper since the 700MHz Clearance program are now Group K (Wideband will do) and the old aerial will not receive the new UHF channels as well. You would have been eligible for a free aerial upgrade at the time (early 2020) if your reception had been affected then.

Also check all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads can be a common problem, try swapping them.
See what signal strengths (if any) and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead.
If you post the figures for each it may give us a clue.

Do you have a distribution amp/splitter and where is it located? If you have one, check that it still has power and check the connections to it.

If you've altered anything around in your installation, check that you don't have any HDMI leads close to any aerial or flyleads, especially if the aerial and flyleads aren't high quality double screened types. HDMI is known to sometimes cause interference.

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