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The symbol shows the location of the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 570,000 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 Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bilsdale 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C21 (474.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)676mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)676mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 76 Quest +1, 84 Now 90s, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

com7
 H -7.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)676mDTG-618,500W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -7.4dB
C56 (754.0MHz)676mDTG-618,100W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 74km north-northwest (336°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 75km north-northwest (333°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

Are there any self-help relays?

Garsdale (pin Fold)Transposer63 homes (coverage together with SH34)
Hawsker BottomActive deflector 150 caravans
LangthwaiteActive deflector30 homes

How will the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1713 Nov 2019
A K TA K TK TK TK TK TW T
C212BBCA
C23C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C24+B_local_local_localD3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C27+CBBCB
C29ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C30_local
C31Acom7com7
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C34+1
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37com8com8
C40ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C42D
C43SDNSDNSDNSDN
C46ArqAArqAArqAArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) by 30 June 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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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

Analogue 1-5 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-14.3dB) 18.5kW
com8(-14.4dB) 18.1kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.2dB) 6kW
Mux 1*(-20.2dB) 4.8kW
Mux D*(-24.9dB) 1.6kW

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

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Jul 1974Yorkshire Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Bilsdale 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Sunday, 6 August 2017
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

7:54 PM

John Fowler: Please provide a full postcode for the location of your caravan (or one nearby) so that we can access the coverage prediction for your location.

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Monday, 7 August 2017
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:31 AM

John Fowler:

To do that we need a full post code for the location where you are trying to receive TV services.



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Friday, 26 January 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 03:29 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:29 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 03:29 today to 06:56 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 27 January 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 03:29 yesterday to 06:56 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 January 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 03:29 on 26 Jan to 06:56 on 26 Jan. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018
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Mike Davison
7:00 PM

Just a historical correction and possibly of only academic interest but I don't think YTV ever operated from Bilsdale although I think that was what was planned by the ITA 1970 handbook but by the time it was equipped, the plan was changed I believe and Tyne-Tees was given it. At no time did it belong to Granada/ABC though.

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Friday, 23 February 2018
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MattyB
9:37 AM

Hi, seem to be having issues with the Com 7 mux in Teesside for the past couple of days. All the channels on this mux keep breaking up or showing 'No Signal'. Yesterday I lost the whole mux for a while and this issue seems to the same on other televisions in the house, which receive their signal from independent aerials. Any reports to why this could be happening?

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hardy
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2:46 PM

Bilsdale recently changed channels around .I do not have a channel list but it is likely that com 7 has moved to uhf channel 55 in keeping with the national plan to move com7 and com 8 on all uk transmitters (that carry com7 and 8 ) to 55 and 56. This means that a wideband aerial is needed . In most areas a log type is best or in moderately weak areas a group K .
note Pre digital aerials are group A which are very insensitive to channels above 30 or so.
note also I am reffering to UHF frequency channels NOT freeview channel numbers.

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hardy
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3:05 PM

the above post was a bit theoretical . there is no change to 55 currently listed . But it will happen sometime this year 2018 and a broadband aerial WILL then be needed.

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