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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

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, 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),

 H max
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?

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.

Thursday, 12 December 2019
Mike Davison

11:27 AM

Many errors on this page. Not least the fact which I have mentioned several times that earlier page links do not work. Local Mux now on channel 39 moved from 56, COM8 now on 56 moved from from 34, COM7 currently still on 32 and not due to move to 55 until 2020.

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Mike Davison's 25 posts GB flag

12:25 PM

Mike Davison:

As has been mentioned many times around various pages on this site, the site owner has not been able to keep up with all the changes resulting from the 700MHz clearance. Refer to Freeview | All your favourite TV shows, all in one place and all for free where you should find up-to-date information.

The pagebar problem on the Emley_Moor pages is something that's more recent, even a direct link back to my post on this is not working !!

"Not sure what happens on this site from time to time, but one can't get back to previous pages as the links seem to get corrupted eg. at present Page 209 has the link Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) Full Freeview transmitter | free and easy and it just stays on Page 210. The corruption seems to be the _(U) after Emley_Moor.
The workaround seems to be Right Click the page number and select Copy Link Location. Paste that into the address bar and delete the _(U) from the address before pressing Return/Go."

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Chris.SE's 3,912 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Brian Butterworth

6:15 PM


Sorry about that, the page bar is now working properly.

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Brian Butterworth's 38,901 posts GB flag

6:19 PM


Hi John, if you happen to come reading, a happy new year to you.
Was just checking a few things out and was "prompted" to go and look at the checker for EM and Bils after spotting something on the checker for other transmitters.
Hmm, more on that in a moment.

As you know, I'd previously mentioned that you'd likely lose COM8 from Bils after 13th Nov. and COM7 next year (5th Feb.) after retunes elsewhere. I can't find any mention that I made about you also losing COMs4-6 from Bils after 12th Feb. I don't recall seeing that, the prediction may have changed or I didn't notice! You are still predicted to get PSBs1-3 from Bils with no issue.
You are still predicted to get PSBs1-3 & COMs4-6 from EM with no problem, COM8 as it is now, and COM7 OK but maybe less after 5th Feb. and 4th Mar. about the same as COM8.

But now, here is the total speculation - I'd noticed on many (all that I've looked at) coverage checker pages, where it had previously said "Final prediction 2020" it now says "Final Prediction 2025" - that's changed in the last few days! It also applies to all that I've checked with COMs 7&8 - so are we to speculate that COMs 7&8 will continue until at least 2025?
One thing we do know is that the current licence for COMs 7&8 runs until 2026 with a caveat that 2yrs notice will be given if it is to be terminated sooner. So at least they should remain until 2022 as I've not seen (can't find) any announcements from OFCOM or Arqiva to the contrary or notice being given.

For anyone reading by the way, the predictions I was talking about at the start of the post are for John's location, not everyone, so others won't be necessarily losing any reception from Bilsdale.

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Chris.SE's 3,912 posts GB flag

6:21 PM

@Brian Butterworth:

Thanks Brian, yep all working fine now. Happy New Year.

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Saturday, 11 January 2020
mike davison

8:58 PM

Thanks Brian - it made it difficult to reply to people's problems if the answer caused a new page to be added.

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mike davison

9:10 PM

Philip - You don't say what model of Humax PVR it is. Has it ever received DVB-T2 muxes and fed HD signals to your TV which obviously has DVB-T2 capability? My video installation has a daisy chain of HD-PVR to non-HD PVR to Toshiba TV for the aerial signal from Emley Moor and I find that my HD-PVR(HUMAX) is more reliable than the TV for the Channel 56 frequency reception particularly when it was the Local Mux, just my observation here in Wetherby.

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Sunday, 12 January 2020

12:42 AM

mike davison:

Reception of the COMs 7&8 muxes on UHF C55&C56 is very location dependent. For Philip's location reception is predicted to be very good for all multiplexes, with COM8 a miniscule fraction less than the other multiplexes, although COM7 will be similar after Feb.5th.
I did stupidly suggest he did a retune with the aerial unplugged when he'd already done it! We don't know what the outcome of the other suggestions was. I note he didn't mention any issue with the HD channels on the BBC HD mux on C41 or the other HD (or SD) channels on COM7 C55 eg. BBC News HD, 4+1 HD, 4/7 HD, RT HD.

Philip: If you can let us know how you got on, that would be good. One question I didn't ask was have you got any AT800 filters installed?

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Thursday, 16 January 2020
Richard caywood

9:40 AM

Hi. I have a question plus I am also hoping for a solution to a problem.
I have Freeview upstairs and downstairs. Both are going through the same Ariel and both are connected to a booster and a 4g actuator. Freeview downstairs picture and sound are perfect. 100% and 84% for signal and quality.
Upstairs it is 15% and 0% for signal and quality.
I've check booster, plug fuses, aerial . I've also returned and no there is no difference.
I am at a loss.
It has been like this now for a week.
The only change to the property is a complete rewire of the electrical wiring through the home plug sockets and light switches.
Before this everything was working fine .
I need help and a solution. My brain is telling me that there maybe a electrical interference some where but I'm not sure where. All plug sockets upstairs and downstairs have passed inspection.
My area postal code is ls13 2ss

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Richard Cooper

10:30 AM

I think that you need to explain to those of us on, how your signal gets from the aerial to the upstairs tv set(s), i.e. tell us the full wiring arrangement from the aerial followed by any 4G filter and/or signal booster/amplifier and then, whether there is wiring to a 'faceplate socket' on the wall of the upstairs room followed by a fly lead to the upstairs tv(s) and so on.

Only with this level of detailed knowledge of your setup can we help you.
Maybe you could pos, on here, t a wiring diagram of your upstairs setup?

Richard in Norwich.

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