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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

 H max
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.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Dave Terry
7:18 PM

I had problems all day with the BBC channels, ITV and Channel 5. I auto re-tuned my TV and now they're all working. If anyone is still having trouble maybe try this ?

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Peter Brennan
8:43 PM

Thanks Dave Lindsay ..

quite frustrating really , i'd use an indoor Ariel but the general reception here is rubbish , despite being on the ninth floor , will have to contact the landlord about the communal ariel i guess ..

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Ron Lake

11:35 PM

Mike Davison, Thank you for your timely reply.

I am referring to this continual messing about at Emley Moor. Yet again, we are to expect these interruptions during the coming week as reported at the head of the page.

The SD transmissions appear to be excellent, ref. my 06.46 AM post 10/12/2013. Does this Engineering work warning just refer to HD perhaps?

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Thursday, 12 December 2013
Mike Davison

9:23 AM

Ron - Ah now I understand. It is frustrating seeing these warnings of spasmodic breaks but that's inevitable when so many services come from one site. I think a shoulder-shrug is the best reaction and hope it doesn't affect something you really want to see. Daytime TV can be as much affected as it needs to be so far as I'm concerned.

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Saturday, 14 December 2013
M Trafford
5:57 PM

COM 7 coming in loud and clear for a couple of days following it going live. Struggled to receive last night (signal strength down to 37% from 60%). Today completely absent (signal strength 0%).

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David Parker

5:59 PM

Ron Lake
Please to here that u r up and about again.
as far as i can tell it is only HD that is affected but unless u have updated it will not afect u.
I got one from talktalk and it is a load of rubish.I thought that Technikia was bad but the talktalk box is worst than that.
My regards for the new year

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Sunday, 15 December 2013
james sullivan
3:19 PM

David Parker:
Hi, During the last month I have lost lots of Tv channels on my Sony 40in TV.
On re-programming the TV I have had no success.
Lots of channels arenow showing heavy interference with spasmodic picture and sound.
I have even had to move to channel 865 to get a film channel that works.
What is the point in having lots of channels if they are unavailable?
I live in Thorne, Doncaster.

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Dave Lindsay

4:27 PM

james sullivan: As you have working channels up in the 800s then this means that your TV is picking up signals from more than one transmitter, which isn't surprising where you are.

You are probably picking up signals from Belmont and possibly Bilsdale.

You may be able to wipe what's stored and manually tune the five standard definition channels from Emley Moor and one HD if it's so.

Or have the aerial unplugged for the first 30% of the scan. You may, potentially, find that you still have some channels wrong because unfortunately some of those of Bilsdale and Belmont are interleaved within the range used by Emley.

Once done, check that they are all tuned correctly for Emley. Do this by bringing up the signal strength screen on the following services:

PSB1 - BBC One - C47
PSB2 - ITV - C44
PSB3 - BBC One HD - C41
COM4 - ITV3 - C51
COM5 - Pick - C52
COM6 - 4Music - C48

Belmont's six are 22, 28, 28(HD), 30, 53, 60
Bilsdale's are 26, 29, 23(HD), 43, 46, 40

The objective of having the aerial out for the first 30% is to miss out channels in the 20s. As you can see, some unwanted ones are higher up, so look out for them being incorrectly stored.

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David Parker

8:38 PM

Dave Lindsay
I am not as good as you are on fault finding but if james sullivan as a aerial pointing to Emley Moor (if this is his main transmitter) with good line of sight.
how come he is able to get Belmont,and Bilsdale.
which are diferant positions and not in line of sight

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Dave Lindsay

10:29 PM

David Parker: There are areas of overlap where signals from more than one transmitter are quite strong. In this case Belmont and Emley are in roughly the opposite direction so it's quite a common issue, as I know myself because I'm near to James. The back of an aerial is quite sensitive.

The other thing is that Belmont's channels are lower down and so are picked up before Emley's in the scan. Bilsdale's bearing is roughly 90 degrees from Belmont and Emley, but whilst it is true that the side of the aerial is least sensitive, it isn't impossible to be receiving it, particularly if there is an amplifier involved.

The terrain in Lincolnshire is flat. The area to the east of Thorne and to the west of the River Trent is the Isle of Axholme. That land was reclaimed in the 17th Century by Cornelius Vermuyden and, as part of that project, the Don was re-routed to flow into the Ouse at Goole.

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