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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 04/12/2023 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
Channel icons
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.

Saturday, 2 April 2016

6:45 PM

David: I agree it is a bad move. It was only necessary to move epg positions in Scotland and Wales, largely at the request of the local tv stations that were placed at channel 23 in those countries. These could have gone to position 8 and BBC Alba to 7 in Scotland. Wales could have put C4 in position 7, or better still position 4, with S4C repositioned to number 7. An opportunity has been wasted.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Friday, 8 April 2016
7:26 AM

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Monday, 18 April 2016

7:27 PM

Thanks MikeB
Sorry to be so long getting back.
I got a variable attenuator and reduced signal to 75% and still the occasional break up appeared, indeed reducing it more dramatically still breaks up.
BBC 1 and 2 are the worst almost nil on ITV 1 and sometimes Ch4 all HD versions.
Tonight watching the One Show BBC1 HD breaks up on studio live shots but not on inserts.
Break up is mainly on camera changes I would say.

So what is way forward please?

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David's 306 posts GB flag

10:59 PM

David: The TV cannot break up on changes of camera shots, etc - the signal hasn't changed in any way.

Try identifying which channels/muxes are worst hit - you say BBC1 HD, etc isn't great, so thats one. But remember that that mux (PSB3) is being broadcast at the same power levels as the others muxes, and HD is the first one to feel the effects of too much signal. On the other hand, if your watching BBC4 HD, that mux is broadcast at less than a third of that power. Killing the signal strength on one and the other might struggle.

Remember as well that the power level can have subtle changes from minute to minuter - very slight fluctuations, which might push things over the edge. Perhaps see what the best level is for power over the whole range. But at least there has been some improvement, so you seem to be on the right track.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 19 April 2016

7:22 PM

Its only on HD.
I guess as we watch most BBC1 that might seem worse than others. Also can happen on BBC2 HD, ITV1 HD CH4 Hd, BBC News HD. As for BBC4 can't recall but not watched much.
It's something to do with type of program being broadcast as I said One Show studio shots it happened in the inserts it didn't.
Signal strength reduction does not help at any strength. Leeds local ch7 is weakest and is the one that disappears when attenuation large, but still works even a lot of errors on the error scale.

So can it be my aerial or TV set?

Have tried a mobile phone 4G filter in but no help.

No problem on BBC HD on satellite.

I need advise on a way forward please.

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David's 306 posts GB flag
10:44 PM

Signal strength on terrestrial transmissions seems to break down after around 10 p.m each evening, images pixilate, and eventually go completely.... why is this, when all is clear on Freesat??

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john's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 20 April 2016

8:51 PM

A bit more info for MikeB regarding BBC4 HD and us not seeing breakup on that I realised tonight that probably we only watch movies on that and movies do not suffer the breakup.

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David's 306 posts GB flag
Thursday, 21 April 2016

12:26 AM

David: Two important little points which I have not seen mentioned in any of your numerous (more recent) postings. (1) what make / model of TV or box are you using?, (2) and particularly important, your location?, this preferably being in the form of a post code or one from somewhere nearby, e.g: a shop / post office, this info enabling the terrain between the transmitter and your location to be checked out, particularly important if you are not line of sight with the transmitter.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

7:28 PM

Samsung UE55HU7500
BD2 2L*
Yes in line of sight.

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David's 306 posts GB flag
Friday, 22 April 2016

8:32 AM

Came across this although sound does show TV and transmissions can be incompatible.
BBC - Sound issues on Freeview HD services - Help Receiving TV and Radio

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