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The symbol shows the location of the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter which serves 1,550,000 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 Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Emley Moor 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
C47 (682.0MHz)578mDTG-3174,000W
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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, 601 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)578mDTG-3174,000W
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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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)578mDTG-6174,000W
Channel icons
74 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

COM4
SDN
 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LLS
 H -15.4dB
C56 (754.0MHz)565mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

com7
 H -5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)578mDTG-654,800W
Channel icons
34 Merit, 64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 88 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT 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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 22km north-northeast (22°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 22km north-northeast (15°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

Are there any self-help relays?

Derwent BActive deflector74 homes
Derwent CActive deflector (second level)
Dunford BridgeActive deflector14 km S Huddersfield15 homes
Hmp LeedsTransposer30 homes
ThixendaleTransposer25 km ENE York40 homes

How will the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020
VHFB E TB E TB E TB E TW T
C10ITVwaves
C32com7
C33SDN
C34com8
C36ArqA
C37C5wavesC5waves
C39_local
C41C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C44BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C47ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C48ArqBArqB
C51tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesSDN
C52tv_offArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offLLS

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 870kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 174kW
com7(-12dB) 54.8kW
com8(-12.3dB) 51.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.4dB) 10kW
Mux A*, LLS(-22.4dB) 5kW
Mux D*(-23.4dB) 4kW

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.

Comments
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:27 PM

EMLEY MOOR transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 20 Oct 10:59 until 20 Oct 13:42. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 10 December 2020
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Dr SM Crawford
9:58 AM
Halifax

Where we live, Northowram HX3 7WF we have excellent line-of-sight reception from Emley Moor with a strong, high-quality signal on most multiplexes.

The exception is Channel 36 where reception is iffy and programmes unwatchable. Why is this? Is it something to do with the temporary mast? Is it a directional phenomenon?

Yours sincerely,

Michael Crawford

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Dr SM Crawford
10:02 AM

I see Malcolm's comment on 29/5/2020 at 9:45 refers to the same channel from the same transmitter.

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Chris.SE
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3:28 PM

Dr SM Crawford:

Whilst Malcolm's problem may well have been due to a transmitter fault which wasn't identified/reported at that time, there was subsequent Planned Engineering at Emley w/c 8/6/20. As you say you should have excellent line of sight reception.
The problem you now see could well be a repeat of the same issue, which might be the reason that there has been major work at Emley since 4/12/20 see https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/service-updates/maintenance-work-transmitters

The "temporary" mast was put up in 2017 with the intention of it being in place for 4 years whilst structural work was done at the top of the existing mast. However covid-19 has put pay to the work that was originally planned in 2020, so whether the current work is due to or causing the problem you currently see, we don't know, Arqiva don't normally provide that sort of detail.

You might find interesting reads at https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/find-out-two-emley-moor-12519132 and https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/and-down-story-tv-mast-emley-moor-2942259
Using your search engine will find other interesting information.

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Saturday, 19 December 2020
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M Ball
4:41 PM
Leeds

Postcode LS9 6EZ Problem: epg fine on sd produces gibberish on hd Any solutions re transmission/ reception data issues?

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Sunday, 20 December 2020
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Chris.SE
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5:31 AM

M Ball:

There has been some recent major work at Emley (which was previously unlisted) see https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/service-updates/maintenance-work-transmitters which supposedly has finished but it wouldn't surprise me if work is carrying on if/when weather permits etc. This may be giving rise to the problem you are seeing. There may be some other cause!

Make sure you are tuned to all the correct UHF channels for Emley, it's possible that during the work if there was no or weak signal you may have got tuned to another transmitter -
Emley's Multiplexes & UHF channels are now as follows, in the order -
PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB, COM7 HD, & Local
C47, C44, C41, C33, C36, C48, C55, & C39. Whether you get satisfactory reception of COM7 or the Local multiplex will depend on location.

If the problem continues, post back, further information may have come to light.


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Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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peter
3:19 PM

Postcode HX62PD
Any known issues with Emley Moor/Halifax MUX Channel 48
All channel on this are garbled/breaking up

All other channels including HD are fine

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Chris.SE
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10:07 PM

peter:

I can't find any reports of problems affecting ArqB/COM6 and the transmitter isn't currently listed for Planned Engineering.
Is the problem still present? Are you receiving COM7 C55 ok?

It might be worth checking that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction (at your location bearing 124 degrees - that's 11 degrees E of SE with rods horizontal) and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old).
Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.

Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just AN individual or several multiplexes.

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