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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) mast?

Emley Moor transmitter - Emley Moor transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 18/09/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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-174,000W
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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

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C41 (634.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD Yorkshire, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 H -15.4dB
C39 (618.0MHz)565mDTG-125,000W
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from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

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 (16°)
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?

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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 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.

Friday, 7 February 2020

9:57 PM

Brian Day:

The UHF channels now used at Emley have been explained in several recent posts, but in particular see my post at 7:48pm on the 5th Feb. on p217 here.

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Chris.SE's 3,682 posts GB flag
Sunday, 9 February 2020
10:58 PM


Get your box to manually tune in Channel 33 that's where those stations have moved to

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11:09 PM


I have already referred him to a full list of Emley Moor's channels in my post on p217 at 7.48pm on the 5th November which I might add was in response to you. Perhaps you missed it - again?

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11:35 PM

Arthur: & Brian Day:

I did of course mean the 5th February! at 7.48pm on p217

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Monday, 10 February 2020

7:42 PM

Richard caywood:

So how's your reception been going? There was some tropospheric propagation several days ago which may have disrupted your reception at the time, but things should now be back to normal.

So what's the news on the filter?
So where did this Dion box come from?
I'm not sure where you multiplex "identification" is coming from, but some of them are not as the list I've posted. Upstairs (all appear to be Bilsdale) you appear to be missing PSB3 (HD) - C27, yet you have COMs 7&8 (HD) C55 & C56 but you have the IDs mixed up with the Local mux on C30.
Downstairs apart from PSBs 1 & 2 (from Bilsdale), you have COMs 4-6 & Local from Emley! but you have the IDs mixed up, COMs 4-6 are C33, C36, C48 and the Local is C39.

So you appear to have quite a strong signal there from Emley and must be picking it up on one of the aerial responses side-lobes!

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Tuesday, 11 February 2020
Richard caywood

7:36 AM

Reception is holding good despite the crap weather.
No news is good news on the Ch. 60 at800 filter. Not arrived as yet.

I decided to try a different Freeview box, too see what signal and quality I would get.
For the mux channels I can only give u what I pick up from channel Freqs.
for both upstairs and downstairs.
It's still holding for now 94% signal and 84% quality despite the weather that is.

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Richard caywood

9:06 AM

Can I pick people's brains since I'm an a qualified electrician, despite the laws and regulations on electronic frequencies, but is it common practice to use wire mess over all electrical outlet. Plugs, switches etc.
Reason for asking is that I spoke to an electrician about this and the results are staggering.
He says due to what they have done by using pvc coving over all electrical outlet this is why the electrical interference. There is no shielding to stop the electrical interference and this I am now stuck with with what he says dead spots. ( Dead zones)
Can this be true as it fits with the problem at hand to what I am experiencing

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Richard caywood

9:08 AM

Should say I'm not a qualified electrician

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12:25 PM

Richard caywood:

Whilst that is true, about no "shielding" most electrical interference actually travels up the cable to the affected equipment, there isn't that much "radiation" from most cables. There will be some, but because most cables have the L & N in them, they are "balanced" because the current going down the neutral is the same as the current coming up the live, so cancelling each other out from a radiation point of view. The recommendation is to try and not have other "signal" cables running parallel to mains cable and ideally more than 6 inches away from them.

Personally I don't think your issues are "electrical" interference as such. It does seem to be a problem that seems twofold, one to do with mobile interference from stuff that is operating in the 800MHz band (ie. above Channel 60). I think the other part of the problem is just simply signal overload - too much signal (whether it be received DTV signal or mobile is difficult to be sure), but the question as to why this happened as a result of the re-wire remains unsolved at present.

A thought did occur to me a while back, but I didn't want to complicate the picture at the time. You said your aerial is mounted on a pole which is wall mounted. When they re-wired, did they by any chance fix an earth bonding wire to the base of the pole?

Gong back to the DTV your are picking up, it's not the UHF channels that I query, it's the name given to them ie. downstairs you say eg. you have coms 4 uhf ch36 & coms 5 uhf ch33 when they are the other way about - ch33 is com4 and ch36 is com5.
Also coms 6/7 uhf ch48 and coms 8 uhf ch 39 when com6 is ch48, com7 is ch55, com8 is ch56 and ch.39 is a Local mux.

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12:27 PM

Richard caywood:

Just to be crystal clear, when I talk about too much signal, I'm talking about what is getting to the set(s), NOT what is being picked up at the aerial.

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