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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 U&Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 U&Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 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 U&Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 U&Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 &UYesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

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C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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12 Quest, 25 U&W, 27 U&Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 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.

Friday, 16 September 2016
Richard Cooper

10:49 AM

FAO :Ian from Pinxton. Thank you for explaining the reason for Emley being your only option due to geographical topography and tree foliage. When you said a 25 mast amp, I wonder if you meant a 26-decibel mast-head amplifier, as this is the spec I installed for my father in East Suffolk, where he, too, was experiencing reception difficulties. I must say that I would be very disappointed if I were unable to watch the news for my own region from the BBC and from itv, so I am assuming you receive your regional news by studying it online or by making use of regional press? Richard again in Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB flag
Saturday, 17 September 2016

10:16 AM

Ian from Pinxton:

One possible alternative that would give you your local; news, etc is to use a satellite system. Knowing the area from when I worked in the East Midland I would expect you should be able to get good satellite reception with a Zone 2 dish, a zone 1 dish would be 'iffy' in rain and snow.

If you put your full post code into this site, you will see 6 small blue boxes which show reception information for your location. That may help identify some causes of the problems.

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ian from pinxton

1:18 PM

Cheers for the comments lads, to many tall trees to close for a sat dish. The mast amp is equivalent to a fringe 12/25. Local news is not generly the problem as lots of this area di not receive Waltham anyway, just a picture will do, the thing is everything has been ok for a long time then the same problem at different locations locally , seemed to many for coincidence n wondered if there had been changes at transmitter

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

10:19 AM


There are no known problems with the Emley Moor transmitter. As it is a major transmitter serving several million people there would have been an outcry if there was an unrepaired fault.

It is more likely that the trees around you are a possible cause.

In my long experience of satellite installation, it is very, very rare to not be able to install a dish in a suitable location.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag

12:49 PM

I have a problem with Emley Moor this lunch time.
Was asked to do a retune and now BBC TV stations are not there.
Will try it again later, are any problems known?

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David's 306 posts GB flag

3:36 PM

According to the top of the page, its seems to have no problems, so unless the people in your street also have a problem and the info is wrong, its your system. Dont retune - you'll just lose the signal you've got stored. Best suggestion - you've tuned into the wrong transmitter, with a signal too weak for the TV to pick up.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Monday, 19 September 2016

11:15 AM

Retuned after lunch and BBC stations returned.

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Saturday, 15 October 2016
Mark W
2:24 PM

Emley Moor PDC signals. WF2 6JF
Beginning this week, there seem to be 2 PDC programme start signals being transmitted on the HD (so far, BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, ITV) channels. Last night seemed to be the worst - my PVR recorded 2 instances of Have I Got News For You, Later and The Story of Skinhead. There is a gap of between 4 - 15 seconds between the first and second instances, apart from Later, which had a gap of 22 minutes. This is not exclusive to 1 PVR. I set up another thinking that there was a problem with my original one and exactly the same happened. It has also been happening on a friend's PVR. I haven't yet had a chance to test the non-HD channels yet, but will do later.
Is there anyone on this forum with access to the technical aspects of the transmissions who could try and find out what is happening? As I said, it seems to have started this week.

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Sunday, 16 October 2016
Mark W
3:22 PM

Hi all,

I posted yesterday about problems I've been having with my PVR (it's a Digitalstream DHR 8205) this week. 2 of my friends have started having exactly the same problems at the same time, and looking on the AVforums thread for these PVRs, a whole host of other people have just started having the same problems. I believe that something has changed recently in the programme transmissions that is somehow corrupting the firmware in these boxes. Does anyone know how to get in touch with someone from Freeview who could help?

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Monday, 14 November 2016
Dave Clarke
12:56 AM

Since 22.00 Sunday 13 November no reception on BBCA. As far as I can tell, all other HD channels are Ok. I had to switch to C4+1 to watch the F1 race. The problem continued till I went to bed at 01.00

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