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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

 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, 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
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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

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, 25 September 2012
Robert Hill
2:15 PM

Peter Hall, can I suggest you read the posting of Dave Lindsay above. It explains the thing to do if you need to scan your TV as he explains Bilsdale all-digital channels will be on much higher power, and you may need to do a manual scan! I know you said about East Yorkshire, but it still applies. Do a manual scan. I suggest.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012
Mike Roberts

4:54 PM

this afternoon here in Aspull Wigan the signal has gone terrible, especially on the bbc not watchable. Is this due to ongoing transmitter works and why are they doing more work.

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Mike Roberts

7:05 PM

Everything back up and fine again now here In Aspull Wigan, just the bbc multiplex signal quality fluctuating as it normally dose in bad weather anyway But back to normal here. Must of been the current engineering works that was the problem. Dose anyone know if c48 multiplex will be going to the same strength as the rest of them now Bilsdale has gone over?

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David Parker

8:06 PM

Ron Lake
Hi Ron
Have you tried getting the Bilsdale transmitter in your neck of the woods.
I get channel 26 ok but not a lot more.
let me know how you go on

all the best

Dave P

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Thursday, 27 September 2012
Ron Lake

4:06 AM

David Parker, At the moment my home is a building site, everything but absolute necessities is in storage and nothing but the kettle, the fridge, the microwave and my computer plus a chair in the place. I will have to look into Bilsdale at some later date, approx 5 weeks to completion they say. Best regards to all contributors.

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Mollly Noler
10:21 AM

I live in Hebden bridge and i am using freeview. I have a signal booster and i get 72% signal most of the time. But the picture and sound is broken and pixelated. This is very irritating because i have spent a lot of money on buying the signal booster,new telly, and various leads. But still my TV is tempromental. This is not right ! the old anolog way did not ever do this. please can someone help me because I am missing the shows that I intend to watch and just want to be able to watch tv without any stress.

Thanks Molly

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Friday, 28 September 2012
janet denton
12:33 PM

aerial is on roof only ever had problems with interferance before when we had sky tv but we no longer have it.dont know if it s down to weather conditions.

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Dave Lindsay

12:38 PM

janet denton: What reception problems are you having? The most likely answer in the area is that your receiver has tuned to the Belmont transmitter instead of Emley Moor and therefore it is this which needs correcting.

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Mike Davison

7:23 PM

Not a complaint but an observation since Bilsdale went high power. I use Emley Moor OK but as the quality of signals I get from Bilsdale off the rear of the Emley antenna(Wide band BTW) is good but variable, after an auto re-scan I get the choice of areas to use on my Humax HDR-Fox T2. All well and good you may think. Yes - until I use a red button service when I find that '302' is actually using a Bilsdale channel in the 800 area. Is this a Humax problem or a broadcaster's problem? Until it's sorted I have done a complete factory default, stopped its auto-scan and manually scanned the Emley channels.

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Saturday, 29 September 2012
Colin McDonald
10:45 AM

I live within a few miles of Emley Moor and have always had a good signal - strength of 100%, quality 80% or more. Since 12th September, the signal quality (only) has dropped to between 0% and 40%. My main TV can't cope and is unwatchable at certain times of the day (evenings mainly). My computer TV card also struggles to show channels. My cheapo Tesco tv for the kids works perfectly of course!

I haven't yet checked the aerial itself (not having a ladder tall enough or wanting to pay someone to do it for me), but I notice that the NE went digital on the 12th - could there be a connection? Any suggestions as to likely cause before I start spending money?

Many thanks

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