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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 25/09/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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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! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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, 7 February 2018
Andy D
3:11 PM

Regarding the post I made earlier about COM7 on Channel 32 from Emley Moor. The problem has now gone away as of about 3pm, and all our freeview devices can now successfully receive this channel again.

If anybody can shed any light on what happened to cause the original loss of signal for some devices and not others, then I'd certainly appreciate it for reference in case the situation arises again.

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G. Hadley
3:27 PM

Yes, COM7 ch32 was back to normal when I checked at 2:15pm 7/2/18 actually , I suspect it was maybe something to do with how the digital signal is identified or flagged so that receivers know how to handle it.

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Mike Davison

6:31 PM

Yes I have to report that at 13:00 today Ch.32 was ignored by my HDR-FOX-T2 but having done nothing in the interim, at 14:00 Ch.32 was suddenly recognised with 55% signal and 100% quality. I had sent emails to both Arqiva and DigitalUK, the latter recommended by Humax, but have had no replies. The Toshiba TV at the end of the daisy-chain from the one antenna was registering 31db C/N ratio and BER 0 throughout the period for Ch.32. Yesterday I set up a temporary antenna pointing at Bilsdale and although was only 5feet above ground level the PVR resolved COM7 and COM8 with no problem on Chs 31 and 37 respectively so some odd sculduggery has been going on at Emley.

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Mike Davison

6:39 PM

MikeP - 'TV perfect signal' didn't you read? Also the historical page links don't work on any PC I try. You always get the most recent page.

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Mike Davison's 25 posts GB flag
9:23 PM

Hi, I have just lost a bunch of Emley moor programmes (714Mhz Ch51 according to your lists). It had been dodgy for a few days intermittently but has gone completely noe.
Nowhere seems to be mentioning any problems, any thoughts ?
We are on wideband roof mounted aerial no extra obstructions compared to working perfectly, no changes to house equipment.

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Paul's 3 posts GB flag

9:42 PM

Paul: If you can't find any reported problems at the transmitter, then logically, it must be your system. Check your cables, since a dodgy connection will cause a mux to vanish, and the fact that its been iffy for a while points to a failure.

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018
Ron Lake

8:41 AM

Due to other commitments, I have sadly been unable to follow this site for some time, so I don't know if this question has been asked, please bear with me. Why, since the digital switch, do various channels experience frequent drop outs of anything between 2 and 5 seconds, and why does the sound constantly go out of 'sync' on many channels? This problem has been more apparent since the introduction of 'smart meters' for domestic installations.

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Monday, 19 February 2018
Ron Lake

8:35 AM

Sorry, forgot the postcode. WF4 1AS

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

10:04 AM

Ron lake: I couldn't tell you about the sound (how are you outputting it?), but since your just 18km from the transmitter, I'd suggest looking at the 'too much of a good thing' page, because thats exactly the symptoms of too much signal strength.

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018
Ron Lake

9:30 AM

Thanks Mike, It seems, on checking signal and quality, I do need attenuators. Signal and quality are currently both 100%. Sound is just from the TV speakers or headphones at night, to avoid annoyance to my neighbour. Thanks for your help.

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