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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-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 U&Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 U&Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 U&Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 U&Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 &UYesterday +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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12 Quest, 25 U&W, 27 U&Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 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?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020

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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.

Monday, 24 October 2011
Dave Lindsay

7:53 PM

Andy: You're about a mile from Beecroft Hill transmitter. If you're aerial is directed to Emley Moor, your receiver could have tuned to Beecroft Hill (for BBC & ITV/C4/C5) which explains why reception can be poor.

Beecroft doesn't carry the three commercial muxes, so if you get them satisfactorily, then they will be coming from Emily (as only it broadcasts them where you are).

Digital Region Overlap | - independent free digital TV advice (DN31NJ)

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
3:21 PM

Thanks Brain and Dave for those answers. I was told that the aerial would point to Emley moor if I wanted the full service. But if I was't bothered I'd be pointed to Beecroft.

When it was analogue everyone would of been pointed to beecroft. But looking at all the other aerials different installers are pointing them in different directions.
My neighbour has theirs pointing to north/east which can only be Bilsdale far as I can tell, but their signal gets screwed up when a bus goes past.

My brother who lives down the street (LS12 5JD) has his pointing to Emley Moor and gets a brilliant signal at all times (asked him last night).

Just seems strange for our house.

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Mark Fletcher

6:16 PM

Andy Leeds.Your neighbour whose aerial i presume is horizontally polarised which i assume is directed towards Bilsdale (BBC1 North East & Cumbria,ITV1 Tyne-Tees) will have to wait until Wednesday 12 September 2012 (DSO1) and 2 weeks later (DSO2) on Wed 26 Sept 2012 to get much improved high powered digital signals from Bilsdale as at present it is broadcasting both analogue and much lower powered pre digital signals,hence as you implied their reception gets screwed when a bus,etc,goes past.Incidentally when DSO comes to Bilsdale by September 2012,your locality could become an overlapped Emley Moor/Bilsdale (Belmont possibly ?) area,with potential dis/advantages,the advantages being choices of either diplexing a group K aerial (Yagi 18K or XB16K antenna) towards Bilsdale and a group W wideband aerial (probably in your location a Log Periodic will do) towards Emley Moor.The disadvantage possibly if Belmont can be received in your locality being a three main transmitter area overlap.In the case of Belmont which is officially a group W wideband mast,a Yagi or X beam is required to pick up stable Belmont signals in Leeds LS12 area,but most of Belmont's mux's (except for 2 mux's in group C/D band) are on group A frequencies.One option in this scenario would be diplexing a group A aerial with either a group E (recommended),or as a last resort with a group W wideband aerial as their antennas have a poor response on group A frequencies (low signal gains on the lowest frequencies being commonplace).

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Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Dave Lindsay

11:06 PM

Mike Dimmick: Thanks for the insight and the link.

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Friday, 4 November 2011
8:23 AM

My aerial in on the roof and is pointing in the same directions as my neighbours and is in good condition. since yesteray 3/11 ihave had no itv channels on my BT vision. i have spoken to BT vision and all is fine there.

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Sunday, 6 November 2011
G. H. Knight
3:49 PM

Am writing on behalf of my next door neighbour who is an old lady. I retuned her TV after the changeover and now she doesn't semm to be able to get Emley Moor transmissions. All her BBC and ITV channels come from East Midlands. She particularly wants BBC 1 from Emley Moor so she can watch Look North. Any advice?

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4:13 PM

What do you get on your TV?
Are both aerials on the same transmitter?

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Dave Lindsay

5:41 PM

G. H. Knight: I would suggest that the lady's receiver is picking up Waltham (BBC from there is on C61).

Perhaps the Emley Moor channels have been put in the 800s.

Does the auto-tuning facility give you the UHF channel numbers? If so, Emley is from 41 to 51 and Waltham is 29 (for ITV3 etc) 54 to 61 (for the rest).

If it does give you UHF channel numbers during its scan, then unplug the aerial, start it scanning, plug the aerial in just before 41 and unplug after it's found 52. Once it's completed its scan, plug the aerial back in again.

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Monday, 7 November 2011

5:07 PM

new channel on channel 39 called the zone,retune required.

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