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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

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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
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?

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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, 7 June 2016
Stuart Swaine
8:10 AM

MikeB: I have checked my transmitter details and my HD channels are coming from the North East transmitter which I presume is Bilsdale? All my other std Freeview channels are coming from Yorkshire transmitter Idle/Shipley which are on full strength.
Why aren't the HD channels coming from the Yorkshire transmitter, seems odd.
When I tune my TV I have a region choice but I always select the Yorkshire region.

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Richard Cooper

10:46 AM

Betamax_man : Hi Betamax_man. Were you aware that the Idle transmitter does not carry the COM 7 multiplex, which carries the additional HD channels? Bilsdale does, but at lower power than the main 6 multiplexes, so your tv equipment may not be able to pick up the COM 7 multiplex from Bilsdale because it is transmitted at lower power. Richard, Norwich, 7 June 2016@ 10:45 a.m.

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Richard's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage

1:56 PM

Stuart Swaine: Put your postcode into the site, and you'll bring up lots of information about reception in your area, etc. Your postcode shows that Bilsdale is your best bet, and your aerial should be pointing NNE. But you shouldn't be getting HD channels from one transmitter and SD from another! So actually check by looking at your manual tuning setup on your TV - you dont need to tune anything but it will tell you what channel (frequency) your on. Bilsdale BBC1 is on Ch26. Its not impossible to pick up another transmitter with a lower channel number, or some other problem.

Once we know what your tuned to, then we can help sort out if its the right one, etc

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Monday, 13 June 2016
6:51 PM

I live in Doncaster and use Emley moor transmitter, for a few weeks now I have had problems with all programmes on Ch 48 distorting and breaking up, no other channels are affected. I have retuned my Panasonic digibox/recorder numerous times but the problem still persists. Any idea what is wrong?
Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Donnybelle's 1 post GB flag

8:12 PM

Donnybelle : Check signal strength - is it too high or low? If its 90% or something, its too high. The Mux is full strength and your using a Panasonic, which is known for its sensitive tuners, so too high isn't a bad guess.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 22 June 2016
Ian from Pinxton

7:03 PM

problems in Alfreton, Derbyshire with BBC channels, Emley Moor best option of a poor choice with a 16ft mast and +25 mast amp, there have been a few streets reporting problems, this one is Amber Grove, turning amp down loses all signals almost immediataly

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Sunday, 4 September 2016
Linda Tattersfield
6:18 PM

Will the Emley Moor transmitter be upgrading to HD as currently I can't receive check 88 The Craft Channel?

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Linda Tattersfield's 1 post GB flag

8:03 PM

Linda Tattersfield : Emley Moor has already been upgraded to accommodate COM7 and COM8 transmitters, and although the programme referred to has not as yet been added to COM8's listings on this (Briantists) site, the Craft channels website states that its debut date was the 1st of this month.

You will of course have to carry out a retune on your TV or box in order to update the EPG listings. Its also assumed that you are already able to view 111 QVC+HD and 112 QVC Beauty HD?, both programmes broadcast on COM8 HD.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Richard Cooper

10:24 AM

FAO: Ian from Pinxton, Alfreton, Derbys. According to Digital UK, you should be using the Waltham on the Wolds transmitter in Leicestershire, rather than the Emley Moor transmitter near Huddersfield. Have you tried to use Waltham, because from there you'll receive programmes especially for the East Midlands on BBC1 SD and ITV SD.Richard, norwich.

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Friday, 16 September 2016
ian from pinxton
8:43 AM

Richard Cooper, that area is in a deep dip and surrounded by trees, of the 3 transmitters, Emley Moor, Waltham, Sutton Coldfield, it is Waltham with the weakest output, it doesnt quite reach? But i have had trouble elsewhere with BBC mux from there also (to strong?) Emley Moor is the only option and has been generally ok for years

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