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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.

 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 SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 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 (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), 45 Film4 +1,

 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)578mDTG-6174,000W
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86 More4 +1, 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,

 H max
C51 (714.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
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 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, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

 H max
C52 (722.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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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, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

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

 H -5dB
C55 (746.0MHz)578mDTG-654,800W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +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

 H -5.3dB
C56 (754.0MHz)578mDTG-651,200W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 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
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?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1723 Oct 2019

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 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.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

5:53 PM

Hi John,

Apart from LCN56 the other missing LCNs you listed are COM7 ;)
I don't know how your box works, but depending on the order you went through the UHF channels, you might find the "duplicates" up in the 800s.

Don't forget that there's a good chance you'll lose COM8 from Bilsdale on the 13th when it moves to UHF56 according to the predicted reception, and COM7 moving to 55 is predicted to get flakey.

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Chris.SE's 647 posts GB
Saturday, 9 November 2019
6:39 PM

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roof mount

Since 23 Oct we have been unable to retune to BBC4 HD on either Panasonic TV or recorder9both recent and worked fine until recent change.

As we use BBC4 HD a lot having to use SD version seems like a big step back

Any advice or are we stuck with it ?

Many thanks

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richard's 1 post GB
Sunday, 10 November 2019

2:11 AM

richard: The Coverage prediction for your postcode is good but assumes a group T aerial. Your current aerial is likely a group B, which will not now provide sufficient signal for BBC4 HD since the change to a higher band.

If you have no other way of getting BBC4 HD, you may qualify for a free replacement aerial.

Find out how, here:

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nobody's 29 posts GB

3:08 AM


The good news is you aren't stuck with it. According to the Freeview detailed coverage checker, you should have no problem receiving all the multiplexes from Emley Moor - that includes the Local multiplex which carries Leeds TV at LCN7, 3 Sony channels at LCNs 48, 50, & 60, and Children's channel Tiny Pop at LCN207.

My suspicion about your problem would be confirmed if you did not previously get this Local mux before the retune on the 23rd October when it was previously on UHF56 now moved to UHF39. The multiplex carrying BBC4 HD is COM8 (HD) which moved to UHF56. The other temporary HD mux COM7 is due to move to UHF55 on date just announced Feb.5th 2020 along with COMs 4&5 (SDN & ArqA) moving to lower UHF channels 33 & 36.

If you got the Local mux before Oct.23rd, then a retune should resolve the issue, but done as follows - unplug the aerial and do a retune, this will clear all previous tuning. Plug the aerial back in and again repeat the retune. This should restore all multiplexes and channels.

If you did NOT get the Local mux before Oct.23rd and now not getting COM8, then this is probably because you've got an old Group B aerial, do you know (roughly) how old your aerial is?
With the changes you'll need a Group T / Wideband otherwise you probably also lose COM7 when it moves (carries BBC News HD & others).

If you have an old Group B then providing you don't have Satellite or Cable TV you should get free help by contacting the Freeview Advice line on 0808-100-0288 where they should be offering to send an engineer to replace your aerial with a Group T / Wideband which is what you'll need to have satisfactory reception of all multiplexes.

Having said that, I've heard of cases where they aren't providing the free help because it's not the main BBC channels that you are having trouble with - those on PSB1/BBCA and PSB3/BBCB HD. You MAY need to try ranting on a bit about losing BBC4 HD and you'll be losing BBC News HD along with others with the next change.
Hopefully it won't come to that and they'll send an engineer to replace your aerial without a problem.

If you post back about your aerial there maybe other advice that could be offered.

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Chris.SE's 647 posts GB

3:11 AM

Ha, it seems nobody beat me to a post whilst i was typing my detailed reply and doing other things!

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Chris.SE's 647 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 November 2019
1:50 PM

Hi Chris

> Don't forget that there's a good chance you'll lose COM8 from Bilsdale on the 13th when it moves
> to UHF56 according to the predicted reception, and COM7 moving to 55 is predicted to get flakey.

As of today 13-Nov-2019 COM8HD has gone from Bilsdale.

Bilsdale - Optima L20F Group W
21 BBCA 1, 2, 9, 201
24 D3&4 3, 4, 13, 18
27 BBCB 101, 102, 103, 104
32 COM7HD 57, 67, 78, 92
40 ARQB 29, 25, 31, 37
43 SDN 12, 20, 21, 27
46 ARQA 11, 17, 19, 28

TV reporting of LCN is not in numeric order so I'm using LCN from:
TVs not picking up any TV signal on Bilsdale MUX CH55,56?

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John's 8 posts GB

2:03 PM

Hi John,

As just mentioned on the Bilsdale page, the COM7 you have there is Emley Moor. As predicted you aren't getting C55 & C56 from Bilsdale, signal too poor.

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Chris.SE's 647 posts GB

7:03 PM


In case you don't read the Bilsdale page soon, try 55&56 from there again. It looks as though they may still have been off-air until quite late.

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Chris.SE's 647 posts GB
7:44 PM

Hi Chris

> As just mentioned on the Bilsdale page, the COM7 you have there is Emley Moor.
> As predicted you aren't getting C55 & C56 from Bilsdale, signal too poor.

Strange? I'm seeing two lots of COM7 with LCN 57, 67, 74, 78, 86, 92, 99, 107, 109, 110, 113, 733
on MUX CH32 and CH55. CH32 Signal Quality is a solid 100% which I assume is Bilsdale.
CH55 Signal Quality hovers between 19% and 50% so I'm assuming its Emley Moor. If that was
the case then I should see something on COM8 CH56 regardless of the Group K aerial but I'm seeing
nothing and have lost COM8 on both Bilsdale and Emley Moor. The problem is the TV signal condition
meter says COM78 for both CH. Is there anything else, something buried in the signal that might identify
the the transmitter?

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John's 8 posts GB

8:12 PM

Hi John,

Ch.32 is definitely Emley Moor. It's not transmitted from Bilsdale which is 55. There will be something else buried in the signal but I can't tell you what it is I'm afraid, BUT it seems your reception from Bilsdale is exactly as predicted. COM7 yes, but flakey, COM8 no.
Your predicted reception of COM8 (UHF56) from Emley Moor is good (not quite as good as the other muxes) and as I said in one of my previous posts, if you got the Local mux previously when it was on 56, you should get COM8. COM7 from Emley is predicted to be very similar to what COM8 is now, after the retune events next year (5th Feb.) when it goes to C55.

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