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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

 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! 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, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 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 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 TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 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
Channel icons
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

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.

Sunday, 20 November 2011
Dave Lindsay

9:52 PM

Gem: Sorry, ITV1 is on UHF Channel 44 now.

I was thinking of how it was on analogue!

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
11:27 AM

Thank you, We have good signal from channel 44 but nothing from channel 41.

How do we go about fixing this? is it the position of our ariel or do we need a new one maybe?

BTW I was mistaken about film4 we do have that, it just the HD channels I am missing.

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Dave Lindsay

11:56 AM

Gem: I wouldn't be suspecting the aerial at this stage.

Can you go to Channel 41 manually? Page 13 of the manual suggests that you can and see the strength/quality for it.

Have you got anything else connected to your aerial (e.g. does it go via a Sky box or booster)? Do you have another (preferably roof-top/fixed) aerial you could try which supplies another room?

What percentage signal strength are you getting on the multiplexes you pick up? Check out BBC1, ITV1, ITV2, Pick TV and Yesterday as these are all on different multiplexes.

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Iain nicol
1:23 PM

I've started to get a message today saying I'm going to lose channels on 23rd November. I thought Emley Moor switchover was now complete? Is there still further work to do?
Also - on some channels (mostly ITV) i get the bessage box after changing channels, but it just says "Msg". Pressing yellow clears it but it's blooming annoying! It only happens on my LG 50" plasma Other tellys in the house are fine. any ideas?

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Dave Lindsay

1:50 PM

Iain nicol: Emley Moor has finished switchover and all channels are in their final position.

However, 23rd November is the date that some of the channels from Belmont (in Lincolnshire) changes, which could perhaps explain that message.

If the main channels you have stored aren't from Belmont, then perhaps those in the 800s are and the message pertains to them.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
10:03 PM

Thanks Dave.

When I check signal for channel UHF 41 there is nothing. No signal strength or quality.

Most of the other channels show excellent signal quality and reasonable strength (about half it's potential).

Channel UHF 47 is a problem, mostly in the evenings but sometimes during the day too. It shows 'excellent' quality although unlike the other channels you can actually see the bar fluctuation. The signal strength seems to remain constant, but isn't very strong, it's just about in the yellow band but can drop into the red band.

Watching BBC channels is frustrating, the picture freezes for a second or so every few seconds. I don't have this problem on my other (Older) box though which is odd!

We don't have sky etc, and everything else inc DVD player is generally turned off at the mains when not in use. We just have the one roof ariel as only one TV in the house.
I do have a mains powered portable ariel that we used to use upstairs, would that be worth trying do you think? I assumed it wouldn't be enough for digital TV (not that I know anything about these things!)

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Dave Lindsay

11:07 AM

Hi Gem, if you've tried plugging the Philips HD box straight into aerial socket (you say you don't have Sky, so I guess it doesn't go through anything else anyway), then I come to the conclusion that you will have to get someone in to replace your aerial.

What was the reception like on the analogue channels? Also, what was the digital reception like before switchover?

I believe that I've located the cause of your problems. Ideally, your aerial needs line of sight with the transmitter. In cases where there isn't, that's not to say that it won't work. It merely increases the chances of having issues.

I used a website to plot the path from your location to the transmitter. Unfortunately the ground goes up towards Brierley Gap (the red lines indicate where sight is blocked):

Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location

I then went to Google Streetview and looked down Saxon Mount and found larger the normal aerials on Emley, some on high masts. Some houses have decided to point their aerials at Belmont instead. This rather confirms what I found about the terrain going upwards around Brierley Gap.

Clearly others on your estate will have the same issue.

I therefore suggest that you look at having your aerial replaced.

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Friday, 25 November 2011
mike Roberts

12:57 AM

Hi did anybody else's ITV1 go off for about 30 seconds this evening the 24th of November at about 5:55- 6 PM just before the news when it came back the signal was weak for a futher 30 seconds then went back to full strength. I am in Aspull Wigan WN2 1SZ and usally get full strength on ITV1 since the switchover on emily more. thanks in advance. and yes i do know before anyone says that my local transmitter is winter hill lol

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John Salmon
7:03 AM

Mike Roberts - if you mean Emley (not emily) Moor (not more)then yes, I experienced a short 'no signal' period, early evening.

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John Salmon's 10 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 29 November 2011

12:58 PM

three new channels connect 1 on channel 113,connect 2 114 and connect 3 on channel 115,retune required.

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