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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 27/11/2023 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, 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, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 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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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 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, 12 November 2014

1:26 PM

Robert Belton: A postcode would be nice....

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Mike Davison

6:47 PM

No noticeable degradation of signal from Emley Moor at this time Wetherby.

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Mike Davison's 127 posts GB flag
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014
10:44 PM

i'm not sure if this issue is just me or not but the past two days i've been getting random glitching just on PSB3 (main hd channels)
where it would glitch quite badly or even drop out yet for a few seconds and at the same time i would normally be recording from COM7 (other hd mux)or PSB1 (sd channels) and they wouldn't have the same issue which i do find is quite odd.
yesterday it happened between 9:40pm to 10:10pm (16/12) and to it seems to of happen just before 10pm and again around 10:30pm (17/12)
is anyone else able to confirm this please?

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Adrian's 10 posts GB flag

11:09 PM

Adrian: I'd start with signal levels - are they bery high on the glitchy channels?

And a postcode would be helpful...

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
11:16 PM

the signal levels have been the same which both are around ~90% with very little to no issues for the past 2-3 years also the postcode is dn4 5bp (doncaster) and also i said this as only started to be this badly for the past two days

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Adrian's 10 posts GB flag
Adrian's: ...
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
7:40 PM

We live in postcode area HD9 2SP and have been having intermittent reception problems with terrestrial Freeview over the past 3 days - occasional pixellation during a broadcast. We get the same problems on all TVs installed in the house, and have experienced these problems before - I have always assumed that this was due to unusual weather conditions, however our area is shown on the Emley transmitter map as having weaker reception (we live in a valley just out of direct line of sight to the Emley transmitter). Is there anything we can do to eliminate these occasional problems?

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Michael's 1 post GB flag
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11:48 PM

Michael: Unfortunately I would have to say that in my experience there isn't, as reception in situations such as yours of residing in a slight valley which is just under the line of sight from a high powered transmitter located at only around 6 miles or so away is frequently responsible for a viewer experiencing this type of problem, as the signal path running close to the surface of the terrain is vulnerable to fluctuations caused by the changing reflective properties of the terrain, especially so if trees or other vegetation is involved, atmospheric related reasons also playing a role.

That said, it all depends on what you observe if you carry out a signal strength / quality check, as another possible (although less so) reason for your problem could be that the signal strength your TV's are running at is a tad on the high side, but with the level occasionally jumping up now and again resulting in intermittent overloading of the tuner, the effect of being exactly the same as that experienced with an intermittent weak signal.

You should carry out a signal check on BBC1 and also ITV1 and give an update on the results, observing the levels being indicated for around a minute each and making a note of any fluctuations seen, especially if of a more severe nature.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Friday, 30 January 2015
1:19 PM

We have been getting appalling digital TV signal on ITV, Channels 4 and 5, More 4 etc for the past week or so on one of our TVs. All BBC Channels are perfect. This is only happening on one TV in the house, and the aerial is networked to 4 TVs in the house. Can anybody please help or suggest anything please??

Our postcode is HD8 9BE and we can see Emley Moor from our house - we have restrictors installed because the signal is too strong.

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Dave Lindsay

1:29 PM

carol: You say you have attenuator(s) in place (which you refer to as "restrictors"). Perhaps you need to increase your level of attenuation further.

Go to the manual tuning page and enter/select UHF channel 44, but don't press the button to scan/add services. Observe it for a minute or two. If the strength is seen to be high one moment and keep jumping down to low then that could be because the signal level is OTT.

Try pulling the aerial lead out and holding the plug within a centimetre or two. This might "loose" some of the strength. If it stabilises then it could indicate too high a signal level.

If you are feeding 4 ways by a powered booster then attenuation should go before it and not after it. In any case, with such a strong signal you will probably be able to split it four ways with no powered booster (and still potentially require additional attenuation).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

10:16 PM

Dave Lindsay:

It's worth noting that if a passive splitter is used then all the outputs need to be connected to the input of a tuner all the time or have a 'dummy' load connected. This because a splitter is designed so that the impedances of inputs and outputs remain at 75 Ohms to ensure proper matching and that can only be maintained with all outputs having the correct 75 Ohms load connected. Leaving just one output unconnected will give rise to unexpected results and may cause partial or total loss of reception being reported.
That was a problem in analogue days and seems to be worse, or at least more critical, with digitally encoded signals - perhaps because of the way the decoding is performed.

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