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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?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

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
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?

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?

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.

Tuesday, 29 November 2011
mike Roberts

7:41 PM

hi dose anybody else's signal on the ITV1 multiplex, drop from full strength to about 3/4 strength, which on my box, then turns from green to amber then shoots back up to full strength again, it dose at regular some days and was just wondering if anybody else had noticed it. It dosent affect the picture or sound, cant tell what the percentages are on my siganl strength as it dosnt tell you on my box.

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Richard Caywood

9:12 PM

I have a question for those incharge of aquiva.. I have noticed that in bad weather (i.e. High winds and rain) that it interfears with picture quality and that the sigal drops down to poor.... is this normal????

Aerial on the roof Not been moved or altered....

Channels that are poor signal
PSB 2 D3/4

All others seem to be fine..

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Richard Caywood's 55 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 November 2011
8:42 AM

Thank you so much for all your help. I don't mind looking into getting my arial upgraded if there is a good chance it will resolve the problem.

I just didn't want t get ripped of by a company who will say it needs doing even though it doesn't!

We'll try it and see what happens anyway! Thank you.

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Gem's 4 posts GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

1:23 PM

Gem: No problem. Happy to help.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

5:14 PM

Richard Caywood: It should be appreciated that when such as you have mentioned occurs its 99% of the time because the usually applying "non line-of-site reception" of the signal received is being obstructed or reflected in some way, like for example such as you can get from branches on trees with wet leaves blowing about in the wind, as there isn't anything on a transmitter mast that can vary with weather conditions.

The other point is, that even although the signals all come from the same mast they are at different height levels and so don't necessarily radiate in exactly the same horizontal plane, this making it whereby a signal from one level on the mast can be reflected by whatever, whereas from a different level it isn't, its total hit and miss!

The other factor that can affect signals being received is dense rain clouds, as these can have a reducing effect on the signal in roughly the same way as it does with Satellite equipment.

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Richard Caywood

10:11 PM

Thank you for answering my question..

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Richard Caywood's 55 posts GB flag
Thursday, 1 December 2011
3:28 PM

Wondering if someone can help. I have lost the BBC channels on freeview , they were working fine until earlier this week. As far as I know I am getting signal from Emley Moor , but now BBC channels show no signal. I can connect an indoor aerial and they work again , so suspect the issue is something to do with my outside aerial - but don't understand why it would suddenly stop picking this frequency (682 Mhz) up ? Anyone any ideas or suggestions ? (I tried a channel scan and ended up with only about 10 !! , so have redone it on indoor aerial and back over 100 now). Thanks.

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Andrew's 3 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 8 December 2011
12:04 PM

@GEM you need to update your philips box to V7.21 to semi cure the stutter, it is well know as a pig of a box and i half wish i had never bought mine. Philips and Pace are no longer interested in it.

Philips - Digital Terrestrial Recorder high definition - HDT8520/05 - Digital TV receivers - Home video - Sound and vision

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Friday, 9 December 2011
mike Roberts

6:41 PM

Hi has anyone else noticed there signal quality keep dropping? on ITV and BBC? multiplexes? I am in WN2 1SZ Aspull wigan. I know I am out of the area but I normally get full signal on ITV and a medium one on BBC, so shouldnt that remain the case or is it the weather causing the problem? any thoughts or comments would be greatly received thank you.

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Saturday, 10 December 2011
10:23 AM

Does anyone know why ALL my channels are pixilating ? ( Emly Moor transmitter). I have factory reset and manually tuned to all MUX's but still pixilating - have also checked all connections. Brand new ariel and cabling last year.



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