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The symbol shows the location of the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 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 Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Chesterfield 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 -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)230mDTG-3400W
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1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 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 -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)230mDTG-3400W
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3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 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 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)230mDTG-6800W
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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)236mDTG-8400W
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12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 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 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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)

Are you trying to watch these 20 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Justice +1, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, Paramount Network +1, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Shopping Quarter .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 58km north (353°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 59km north (351°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2019
A K TA K TW TK TK TK TK T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C34+1
C402ArqBArqBArqBArqB
C43ASDNSDNSDNSDN
C46BArqAArqAArqAArqA
C50tv_offC
C52tv_offD

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 10 Aug 11 and 24 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCB(-4dB) 800W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W
Mux A*(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Chesterfield 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
Thursday, 26 December 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

2:09 AM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:17 today to 16:18 today, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 16:17 today to 16:18 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 6 February 2020
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David Levitt
12:09 AM
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As of 5/2/2020 we seem to have lost all ITV, Channel 4 & Channel 5 channels from Chesterfield Freeview transmission in post code S18 7WF with roof aerials.

Will this be rectified or is it permanent?

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Chris.SE
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1:29 AM

David Levitt:

Have you lost BBC channels as well? Have you retuned - I assume you saw the pop-up on screen messages that will have been posted over the last few days notifying of a retune on the 5th.Feb.?
The PSB1/BBC A & PSB2/D3&4 have moved UHF channel to C31 & C37 respectively. The other multiplexes remain on C29, C43, C46 & C40. There are no further retunes planned or reception changes indicated for this transmitter.

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Friday, 7 February 2020
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David Levitt
12:27 PM

Chris.SE:

Thanks for your reply.
Yes we have BBC & Pick etc but no ITV Channel 5 etc. We did see the earlier notifications and so did a full re-tune and a factory settings restart many times on each TV and Video Recorder. Since they are all in the same state, I contacted the Freeview helpline, and after a few tests they are sending someone out next week to see what is causing the problem? We are in a week signal area so I am speculating that any change in the signal strength may be the problem, or perhaps the amplifier or aerial type?

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Chris.SE
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2:16 PM

David Levitt:

Ah, now that you've mentioned an amplifier, you may have too much signal, as the power on PSB1 & PSB2 was upped from 0.4kW to 0.8kW. If the amp has variable gain, try turning it down a bit, otherwise try without it in circuit to see what you get (not just switched off - aerial direct to TV). You need to be aiming for maybe a touch less than 100% signal so that you get 100% quality.
Otherwise good luck with the engineer visit who will no doubt resolve it if you can't in the meantime.

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Saturday, 8 February 2020
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David Levitt S18 7WF
2:46 PM

Chris.SE:

I have bypassed the amplifier and connected the aerial directly to a single TV and performed a factory reset.
Still no ITV etc channels? All the others on C26, C29, C43 & C46 are showing strong signal & quality on the manual re-tune pages. C23 is showing no signal at all.

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3:46 PM

David Levitt;

This is odd. You should not be getting anything on C26 as according to Freeview documents PSB1 (BBCA) should have moved from C26 to C31 and PSB2 (ITV.Ch.4/5) from C23 to C37 as in my previous post.
Have you tried manual tuning on C31 and C37?

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Sunday, 9 February 2020
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David Levitt S18 7WF
2:30 PM

Chris.SE:

Hello Chris - Thanks for this. Up until about 1pm today the direct to aerial TV was without ITV etc. It is set to auto update for everything. Then after 1pm ITV etc were present and after reconnecting the
Amplifier/Distributer they were present on all TVs and videos. I have checked which Channels have strong Signals and Quality and these are C29, C31, C37, C40, C43, and C46. I hope that the change of fortune is permanent and not dependent on the climatic conditions of our current storm!

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8:23 PM

David Levitt:

The current storm is unlikely to have any effect - unless it damages your aerial or downlead!
So it sounds like someone may have visited the transmitter and resolved the problem.

Personally I would turn off auto update of tuning because if there is future "atmospherics" - "Tropospheric Ducting" which sometimes come with High Pressure, which we've has a bit of lately - normally more common in summer - then your set could retune to stronger signals from other regions or foreign stations, or just loose current tuning if the incoming signals just caused strong enough interference.

There aren't any more "multiplex retunes for Chesterfield anyway. The only need to retune is if broadcasters move there channels to different multiplexes - which we've had some of lately, or rename them (some sets will do this automatically anyway - renaming is not technically a retune).

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Monday, 10 February 2020
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David Levitt S18 7WF
10:36 AM

Chris.SE:

Thanks for all your help and advice.

Best wishes,

David

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