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The symbol shows the location of the Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 3,500 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 Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Bolehill 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.

 V max
C41- (633.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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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, plus 17 others

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C44- (657.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C47- (681.8MHz)367mDTG-100W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD East Midlands, 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, 107 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 44 Freeview channels?

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The Bolehill (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, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, 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 Bolehill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 32km east-southeast (118°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 73km south-southwest (199°)
to ITV Central (East) region - 17 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (West)

How will the Bolehill (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020

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 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 100W

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. Bolehill 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.

Thursday, 20 January 2011
2:33 PM

I noticed the Bolehill transmiter work has been delayed until August and will only receive a limited number of available channels.
Since the Sutton Coldfield transmitter has been boosted I have tried to receive it's signal with the aid of the information on these sites.
Using the postcode DE44BA the advice given is positive and suggests I should get a signal.
However, despite using a booster I have struggled to receive anything.
I have had free sat in a previous property however, am fed up of going through 900+ channel list to find the 35, or so, English free to air channels available.
I wondered if you could advise me of an averagely priced arial for this use please?
(I just would like to watch the F1 on BBCHD this season without paying for the sky service and installation)
Many thanks.

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Liam's 2 posts GB flag

5:03 PM

Liam: Sutton Coldfield has not been "boosted". It is at the pre-switchover power levels until Wednesday 21st September 2011, with the commercial multiplexes at lower power levels for some extra months.

Why not get a BRANDED Freesat HD box? You are using a generic one.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 10 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:34 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 07:36 today to 07:39 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,829 posts xx flag
Monday, 11 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

BOLEHILL transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 07:36 yesterday to 07:39 yesterday [BBC]

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Saturday, 30 April 2011
Phil Tromans
8:58 AM

Our post code is DE4 5GU, Wheatcroft, near Matlock.We are high up with clear views from North east to the south from the house. We wish to receive HD programmes. We are currently getting good signal strength from Belmont (due east of us) but no HD channels. When can we expect to receive them or should we alter our aerial position to Nottingham instead?

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Phil Tromans
10:40 AM

I've retuned HD Freeview tuner last week, but no change in available channels. Digital Aerial is on chimney facing due east.
I have since learnt that most transmitters serving North Derbyshire/Peak District won't be transmitting HD channels till 31st August!
This is after the World Cup! This applies to 50% of the UK! This,in my opinion, is not good service to loyal TV licence payers.

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11:44 AM

Phil Tromans: Belmont will carry Freeview HD from 17th August 2011. The Nottingham/Kimberley transmitter at 131 degrees is currently in service and has HD on C21+. Aerials need to be set for vertical polarisation for this transmitter.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Alan Bunting
8:56 AM

I have done a manual as well as an automatic retuning on two televisions today after hearing that the Stage 2 switchover had been completed before this afternoon's deadline but can still only receive signals on BBC related channels. I did the page 284 checks on all channels which were satisfactory. Is there an acknowledged problem, please?

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Alan Bunting
10:11 AM

Alan Bunting:

Everything is now OK; looks as if the DigitalUK website must have jumped the gun. All channels are now installing correctly.

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