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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 04/12/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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-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, plus 17 others

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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, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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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! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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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! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 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?

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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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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.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011
John Thorndike
5:02 PM

Since change over to digital only signal I tend to suffer from screen freeze and from "no or weak signal". This never happened with the old system.
Improvement means rubbish service,,,,,,AGAIN

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8:20 PM

John Thorndike: The Digital Uk postcode checker shows you are predicted to have excellent reception from Emley Moor on all six muxes. Check that the correct set of channels have been stored, as it is possible that weaker signals from Bilsdale or Belmont were found first during the scan and those channels stored in the "normal" positions in the channel list. If so, Emley moor channels might be stored in the 800s. If this is not the problem, do you have amplification ( a booster) on the aerial? If you do, there might be too much signal following switchover, this results in an apparent weak signal/ poor quality being indicated. If removal of the booster or turning down the gain is not possible, fit an attenuator in the aerial feed to deliver a usable signal strength.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag

10:01 PM

This week on misty/fog mornings I'm getting breakup on Sky News from EM.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011
Stephen Platt
5:29 PM
Hope Valley

Why can we only get a limited range of channels from Shatton Edge? I particularly wanted Skye sports 1 and 2.

Do you have any plans to improve the service?

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9:10 PM

Stephen Platt: Not really! as its a three multiplex Freeview "Light" Public services only station because of the commercial interests not being willing to contribute towards the running costs of additional multiplexes, basically due to the small area covered / population involved not making it a viable proposition for them as far as returns are concerned.

These type of stations are dotted everywhere throughout the UK.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Saturday, 15 October 2011
Dave Lindsay

1:10 AM

I have an issue with one receiver freezing, when two others that are connected to the same aerial do not.

My Sony RDR-HXD870 freezes I estimate on average every five or ten minutes on C51 (less often on others). Yet the Panasonic TU-CT41 and Hauppauge TV USB dongle don't.

The Hauppauge software has a signal monitor with it and it shows how many errors. When the Sony breaks-up, no errors (correctable or uncorrectable) are shown by the Hauppauge software.

The devices are connected by short 1.5m leads so are not far apart. The Sony does it when it's the only device turned on.

Does the fact that two devices work fine suggest that the aerial and downlead are fine in my location?

The aerial is a 10 element contract wideband fitted in the loft. The downlead is a 10m long crappy coax (silver foil screen with 8 silver conductors!).

It was a DIY purchase from Argos around 15 years ago and has worked perfectly picking up DTT pre-DSO.

I know that it's a poor aerial, but could it be the cause of one receiver having problems when two others don't (on the same channel at the same time)?

I have tried attentuation and it makes no difference. Signal strength given by the Sony (without attentuation) varies between muxes: 70% to 92%

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Mark Fletcher

12:44 PM

Dave Lindsay,Doncaster.I take it your aerial is horizontally polarised,and if so is it pointed towards Emley Moor,or Belmont.The reason pardon my inquisition is that Doncaster where you reside can receive either Emley Moor or Belmont transmissions.Firstly you stated that your contract group W wideband aerial is inferior,i suggest you replace it in due course for a much superior aerial.ATV (Aerials & Television) of Sheffield,are a highly recommended aerial retailer who only sell superior quality aerials in all groups A,B,C/D,K,E,W (dependent on the mast concerned),don't bother buying a new aerial from Argos,B&Q,Wickes or any other DIY store,nor the likes of Labgear,Philex,Maxiview,etc,they're all cheap inferior contract group W wideband aerials.Also the 15 year old Argos bought cheap crappy co-ax you mentioned does need replacing with a much superior double screened copper/copper CAI approved cable (black coloured preferred,but brown will do,white not recommended) with a much superior brass co-ax plug, (not silver,alloy or worse plastic co-ax plugs the're useless).Again ATV of Sheffield stock the above mentioned.

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4:35 PM

Dave Lindsay: No two devices have the same sensitivity, and the problems you are having with the Sony is likely because its a bit less sensitive and as such demands a better signal, the signal indications you have given not being particularly sparkling considering the power that Emley Moor is transmitting on.

You could maybe clarify another point though, this regarding the problem being seen when only the Sony is switched on, are you meaning when the aerial is only connected to it and nothing else? because if the aerial is still coupled to the other devices then try it whilst its disconnected from them, as you haven't said anything about the method used to split the aerial between these devices, and if you are using some form of passive splitter then the more that's connected into it the less the signal will be to each device, this applying whether they are switched on or not, powered splitters always being best for this type of thing unless a person sited within a very strong signal area not that far away from the transmitter, you being 25 miles away from Emley Moor.

That said though, I feel that irrespective of answers given the situation could likely be improved by spending some time on re-positioning your aerial within the loft, as most people who fits an aerial into a loft usually plumps for the easiest spot to fix it in, irrespective of the fact that it might not necessarily be the best spot for the signal.

On the subject of the aerial, if it was working OK before switchover then there is no reason whatsoever why it shouldn't be now "if" you are picking up from the same station as before, as since analogue days right up to the present your aerial has always been a group B.

You could probably benefit by replacing the co-ax though!

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