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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 25/09/2023 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),

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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
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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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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.

Friday, 22 June 2012
Mike Dimmick

11:28 PM

Ross: The proposal on the table at an international level is to make broadcasting and mobile data 'co-primary' from 2015. That would mean countries would be allowed to launch mobile phone services in 700-800MHz as long as they co-ordinated it with each other and with broadcasting.

Ofcom's starting position does seem to be to reduce the broadcasting spectrum still further. Their consultation Ofcom | Securing long term benefits from scarce spectrum resources - A strategy for UHF bands IV and V has recently closed, but they haven't published any responses yet.

Co-primary does pose a problem because TV multiplexes use 8 MHz bandwidth, while LTE uses multiples of 1.4, 3, 5, 10, 15 or 20 MHz, ideally 20 MHz for maximum speeds. Within the band defined - it probably would be a new band as the US-defined bands are weird and have gaps! - the spacing between downlink and uplink channels is supposed to be fixed. (The US bands can only support 5 or 10 MHz because of this.) That would probably make fitting LTE in around TV transmissions effectively impossible.

The specifications do allow for Time-Division Duplexing, where signals from phone to tower use the same frequency as from tower to phone, rather than Frequency-Division Duplexing, where the phone-to-tower transmissions are on different frequencies from tower-to-phone. At present, though, the TDD bands are all above 1800MHz, and there aren't many deployments. All existing UK phone networks use FDD.

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Saturday, 23 June 2012
2:19 AM

Quite a few short (30 to 90 second) interruptions over the last couple of days in transmission on specific multiplexes - yesterday (22/6/2012), for instance, the HD mux was interrupted around 17.20 for nearly 2 minutes. No announced work on here though - anyone else had this? Could it be due to bad weather? (53.9577,-1.0823) 

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Mark Fletcher

12:02 AM
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Ross.No problem whatsoever,glad to be of assistance to you !

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12:13 AM
Lytham St. Annes

Ted Bell.On Wednesday 26 September 2012 once Pontop Pike goes all digital (TV wise) the presently 87.5kw powered ArqB multiplex on frequency 48 will increase in power by very nearly two times to 174kw.It is because one of Pontop Pike's currently low powered pre-digital multiplexes uses frequency 48 too.

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Friday, 29 June 2012

9:10 AM

My older Lowry Freeview box doesn't seem to work properly. The auto-scan gets as far as channel 52 then completely sticks until I power-cycle it. It's never done this before, and I've tried rescanning 5 times in succession - same issue. Has something changed on Emley Moor's ArqA that it doesn't understand?

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Monday, 2 July 2012
Mark Fletcher

1:06 AM

Thomas,Leeds.Difficult for me to say but i think your older Lowry freeview box may have had its day.My best advice is to buy a new set-top box.
As for your last sentence nothing has changed on Emley Moor ArqA multiplex on frequency 52 as such.

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Thursday, 5 July 2012
10:32 AM

Hello. I did an automatic scan last night which worked ok on Sagemcom freeview + recorder but my Toshiba Tv has gained the new Ch4 channel on 47 but has lost Ch5+1, ITV3 etc.
Just tried a manual search for ch.51 and it says "signal quality - none, signal level ..." well looks 75 per cent.
Already had new aerial, new tv, any suggestion please ?

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Friday, 6 July 2012
Mark Fletcher

12:28 AM

Alan.Sheffield,S35 3JH.Well judging by your text you're referring to SDN multiplex on frequency 51 from Emley Moor main transmitter itself.
You may have to perform a reset procedure by unplugging your Toshiba TV from mains for one minute then replug back into mains,then unplug aerial (or aerial connector lead) from the TV's aerial socket and perform an automatic scan from start to finish it will find zero channels yet simultaneously clears yer TV's previous memory as such.Now after this replug the aerial itself back into the TV and this time perform a manual scan instead of Emley Moor's multiplexes starting with SDN on frequency 51,then the rest.It should do the trick.Once done reconnect back to the set up you previously had prior to your current predicament as such,normal service should be re-resumed.

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Thank you Mark, will try and report back later.

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4:52 PM

Followed Mark;s instructions, and now everything is Ok except for a poor signal on the problem multiplex on frequency 51, picture freezing most of time, and now also breaking up on other Tv's in house.
Maybe the exceptional weather... but I am fairly certain that the tuner on the Toshiba TV is inferior, and it is at the end of the line as opposed to other TV's and recorders.
On the other hand everything was problem free before I retuned.
Has the signal strength been slightly reduced to accommodate new channels ?
I'll have to experiment a bit over the weekend. Thanks for help.

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