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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 02/10/2023 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?

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.

Sunday, 2 June 2013
Ian from notts

7:40 AM

Mike- are you watching freeview thru a built in tv or a freeview box? if its a freeview box, how is it connected to the tv? are there any other tv's in the house connected to the aerial?

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Ian from notts's 253 posts GB flag

9:26 PM

Mike - I'd be asking much the same question as Ian from notts - if you've got a Freeview box/PVR rather than Freeview in the TV, the fact that you got sound and no picture would point to a scart being loose.

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David Waterhouse
10:20 PM

I live in linthwaite Huddersfield, HD75PN, Over the last week i have seen a deteriation in the freeview signals for QVC, Quest ITV3, Davejavu, by Saturday the 1St of June these channels became unwatchable, I have the same problem on both my ground floor TV and bedroom TV, which are on seperate quality aerials with signal amplifiers, the aerials are pointing to The Emley Moor Transmitter, the fact that the TVs are on separate aerials seems to eliminate problems with my equipment, I have retuned both TV sets and now lost any trace of the above channels. but something has changed ? thank you for any help

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Dave Lindsay

10:56 PM

David Waterhouse: While you may be only 8 miles from Emley Moor, you do not have line-of-sight.

The large aerials on tall poles probably tells its own story; you aren't in a good area. Some houses are using the Cop Hill Public Service relay transmitter.

Google Streetview, Google satellite and Bing satellite images show Black Rock Mills with one or perhaps two buildings, which are possibly derelict. Bing Bird's Eye shows some more buildings.

I note various planning permission requests over the last few years for this site. Might this development be the cause of your issue?

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Monday, 3 June 2013
David Waterhouse
6:55 PM

Hi Dave Lindsay, I understand what you are saying, but nothing has changed in the last few days , black rock mills has virtually gone anyway and the roof was at a lower level than the hieght of my aerial being down in the valley bottom. Nothing seems to have changed at my end at least, the last time I had problems simular to this was when work was being carried out at the emley moor transmitter a few years ago, alas no work or problems have been reported.

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Dave Lindsay

7:10 PM

David Waterhouse: Saddleworth's COM channels are co-channel (same frequencies), albeit that the former are vertically polarised.

Is it the strength that has gone or the quality that has gone?

Go to the manual tune part of the receiver. Select UHF channel 51 but don't press the button to scan as prior to scanning, receivers often act as a signal meter.

How does this compare to the strength of the four other standard definition channels?:

BBC One(C47); ITV(C44); Pick TV(C52); Film4(C48).

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Ian from notts

7:40 AM

Savid Waterhouse- i know you said you are recieving from emley moor, but with relays being around the tuning may still state so even if your tv's are picking up the relay signals,
double check the frequency numbers with the ones Dave Lindsey has provided

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Ian from notts's 253 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 5 June 2013
David Waterhouse
7:58 AM

Dave Lindsay On CH51 the signal strength is about 2.5 outof 10, as compared to CH47 the signal strength is about 4 out of 10 on C52 the signal strenghth is about 4 out of 10, C48 the signal strength s about 3 out ofd 10

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Dave Lindsay

12:56 PM

David Waterhouse: It's going to sound like I'm stating the obvious: it seems like the signal level has dropped on that channel. The point being that it may have been that the strength of C51 wasn't affected but the quality was.

The level of the other channels isn't great either.

The only suggested explanation I can give is that there has been some building work gone on. Perhaps a change of roof tiles or installation of solar panels.

The signal path intersects Gillroyd Lane, just north of Meadow Green and near to the bus stops. There are houses, as well as trees in the area:

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Thursday, 6 June 2013
Ian from notts

6:00 AM

David Waterhouse- Just for elimination process, can you remove the amp from 1 of the sets and re-check the signal figures ?

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