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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

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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, 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),

 H max
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?

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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.

Monday, 5 March 2012
Mark Fletcher

12:23 AM

David Mansell,Todmorden.Depending on which part of Todmorden you reside in (i resided there twice previously),plus are you also lower down or higher up.If you are higher up there is an outside chance you may be able to receive the main Winter Hill transmissions instead.It is something to consider if you live in a higher part of Todmorden.

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4:52 PM

Ron Lake: Re; Denise Farnaby's problem, yes! that's exactly the line of thought I am beginning to have regarding this problem, and to be honest as an engineer I should really have suggested right from the start that the aerial system should be tested by connecting it to another TV, an action that would have instantly verified if the fault was within the TV itself or not, as with the involvement of a time factor coming the equation could well suggest that it might be, and indeed possibly for reasons as mentioned by yourself but connected purely with the digital side of the set, as it was mentioned by Denise that analogue could still be received suggesting that the TV was OK in other ways.

On the other subject regarding David Mansell's views on the licence fee and PSB only relay stations, I am in total agreement with the content of your reply on this with your 12.26am posting on 4th really saying it all, as people have to realise that just because they might well have a licence doesn't automatically give them the "God given right" to receive anything more than services linked in various ways to the licence, which of course additional multiplexes are not, albeit that the licence regulations are cleverly (but loosely) worded to ensure that virtually no-one escapes paying by trying to maintain that they only view commercial multiplexes and such likes.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

6:04 PM

denise farnaby: do you have any duplicate channels stored in the 800s of your channel list? If so, do these channels also go off randomly?

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Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Ron Lake

1:18 AM

jb38, Thank you for that vote of confidence. I really was trying just to explain why these 'iniquities' exist but the man just became so petulant that I am afraid I almost sank to his level. I would next have suggested he complain to his local MP, but thinking about his obvious IQ, he probably IS the local MP. They go in for this Yah Boo stuff trying to score Brownie points dont they? Mansell, rings a bell somehow.
On Denise's problem, yes with the short time to failure, coupled with the fact that analogue is working does seem a thermal issue with a component on the digital side. I note that the Lady lives in Leeds where presently there are a lot of tower cranes. Is it possible that these can cause such problems? In the last few weeks there have also been interruptions at Emley Moor due to ongoing DSO related works. These are published on here though which is another reason this forum is useFULL. Oh dear, slap my own wrist, mustn't be naughty.

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David Parker

4:14 AM

Brian plese help I have Technika HD box which I bought from Tesco for &27.It works well till it gets to page 101,102,103 then for some reason it reboots itself and starts back at BBC1.I have had words with Technika support and they say it is a new fault and not know to them and cannot help me.Model No is STBHDIS2010 I am using HDMI cable and have a internet cable in at all times.Iget my signal from emley moor my post code S63 7AE

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David Parker

5:09 AM

David Mansell: This is my second post only on this site.I think you have a good point about FREEVIEW LIGHT.It not fair for these people just get a few channels with all the monney they have you would think they should treat all people the same.I am in a position that I do get all the channels from emley moor and take it from me some are good some I never switch on.Iam not on anybody side on this what you have said makes good sence also what others have said also makes good sence
now somebody will be having a go at me.I dont care if they do.I have point of view they have also, who is or wrong I dont know but just remeber this UK Free TV is here to help people not to have a war of words

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denise farnaby
7:19 PM

Hi Jb38
Attenulator is 0-20db
my ariel is outside on roof and worked perfectly when changeover happened up until Jan then started playing up.
Can get analogue though with Tyne Tees.Currently no freeview at all.
My tv is Hd ready so bought hd box to convert to hd which worked for a couple of days then all went off again.
Ron Lake kept checking on this site to see if any problems with Emley Moor but it always says no probs,but people keep telling me there are.
Gonna try a portable to see if it works.Fingers crossed !!

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9:35 PM

denise farnaby: Will be looking forward to hearing the outcome of your test using the portable, but maybe you could clarify another point that's not too clear, this being when you say that you can still get the Analogue channels from Tyne Tees when the Freeview goes off, is this on the same TV but when its set to analogue?

There is also another thing that you could do which would be of assistance, and that is to carry out a signal strength / quality check whilst on BBC1 and note down what's indicated, then as soon as the picture goes off don't touch anything except to carry out another test exactly the same as before for the purpose of noting what differences are seen in the readings (especially quality) as although the picture will have vanished the signal level etc should still be seen indicated on a test, and giving a further update on the result.

By the way, if the attenuator you mention made no difference when fully on (max attenuation) then that's inclined to indicate that you have an excessively strong signal, although I would be interested to know what the result would have been if you had inserted the attenuator in line with your TV's aerial socket whilst you were viewing the signal / quality level "during" the aforementioned test, this irrespective of whether it was done with the picture there or not.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Ron Lake

1:30 AM

David Parker. No one will 'have a go at you' for expressing what is a valid and valuable opinion. For what it is worth, I fully agree with you AND Mr. Mansell that the iniquity is grossly unfair. I was simply trying to point out the reason for this iniquity but David took it upon himself to start being unpleasant and his complaint should have been directed in the first place to the IBA or his local MP, who MAY be able to help him. The people on here unfortunately can not help him with his particular problem as they have no control over what is transmitted or from where. I did say on the 29th of Feb that I didn't want to engage in a flame war but David seemed to insist on making petty remarks like 'Lost for words?' I'm sorry Sir but if someone is going to have a pop at me for trying to explain something then he is likely to get both barrels.

On the subject of your reception problem I am afraid that I can not help as I do not use HD but I am quite sure that there are others who can, and will, be happy to. Looking at your location, I would have thought that the Emley transmitter would give an excellent signal, could it perhaps be too strong? Thoughts anyone?

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ian from notts

9:47 AM

can anybody help with a thomson hdd recorder?
the signal should be waltham but it stores belmont and emley moor first?
this could be a find and store first fault due to the age of the box?
but this seems to interupt recordings forcing it to default an miss in its schedule?
panasonic tv on waltham is ok and actual picture on thomson ok (it is belmont tho?)
and the recorder works ok at a different address?
another thomson does the same fault when used at this address?
these boxes have no manual tune tho do ask for a set frequency for the 2 tuners ?
this is from an address in sth normanton in derbys

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