Full Freeview on the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter
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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.
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.
1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Leeds (BBC local radio), 720 BBC York (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Humberside (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Sheffield (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),
73 Shopping Quarter , 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 66 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 11 Freeview HD 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.
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?
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 58km north (353°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
How will the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
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|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-17dB) 40W|
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area
Why does C31 on the Chesterfield transmitter from the top of Summerfield Road, Dronfield, always have very poor Signal Quality although Signal Strength is excellent?
This implies interference at this specific frequency as Signal Strength is excellent.
C37, 43, 46 and 40 are absolutely fine implying a mux problem or specific frequency interference on C31.
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If you unfortunate enough to be in a location where your aerial has to point roughly SE to get the Chesterfield transmitter (or that being within the beamwidth of the aerial) then there's the possibility this might be an issue.
That said, Waltham is getting on for 70km away and is horizontally polarised, whereas Chesterfield is vertically polarised.
Depending on how far away from the Chesterfield transmitter you are, and your predicted reception, a good aerial installation should avoid these issues except in extreme circumstances. We'd need a full postcode to look at predicted reception in your locale.
An experienced (even CAI approved) installer would know how best to achieve this with careful choice of aerial and siting. In a worst case it may even be best to consider stacking two aerials, but that is getting to an extreme.
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Well at least that's good news. LPDAs are supposedly one of the best, but as I'm not in Dronfield I can't say if other good yagis may suffice. It does seem that the channel allocations were ill-thought out for the area but, it must have been a bit of a nightmare for the frequency planners.
I don't know who at Freeview you contacted about the issue but unfortunately reporting problems to them seems a waste of time, they seem useless. If you can get hold of DUK and/or Arqiva for problems that may achieve better results (or BBC Engineering if it's something affecting their channels), but in any event they are highly unlikely to make any frequency changes for a small number of households!
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