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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
Channel icons
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

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)578mDTG-174,000W
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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

 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
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

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
 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

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
Channel icons
 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
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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

12:57 PM

When ITV1 analogue went off-air, but before PSB1 started up, I could see a very fuzzy BBC1 analogue signal on that frequency. This is strange because according to this site, none of the other in-range transmitters are broadcasting BBC1 on C47.

I also thought it would cause interference issues with the MUX coming on that channel, but it hasn't. Now I can't pick up the fuzzy BBC1 any more, but PSB1 has maximum signal strength and quality.

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Thomas's 61 posts GB flag
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Mike Dimmick

1:50 PM

Thomas: I agree that it's not likely to be another transmitter, C47 wasn't often used for BBC One, the map at UK TV Frequency map - channel C47 (682.0MHz) before switchover map | - independent free digital TV advice shows only Holywell, near Liverpool, and The Bournes, south of Aldershot. Both are very low-power relays on vertical polarization.

The transmitters are not perfect and do produce some intermodulation products outside the allocated channel. The out-of-channel emissions are filtered off within the channel combining unit, but these filters are only as good as they need to be to stop too much interference being broadcast or power being fed back into another transmitter. If you're close enough, you certainly could have been watching a little intermodulation.

The digital transmitter manufacturer claims that out-of-channel output should be less than 40 dB below peak level (or 0.01% of peak power). Arqiva's filter specification is an additional 18 dB (1.6%) in the adjacent channel, 43 dB two channels away.

Sources:….pdf p20,….pdf p23.

You can see what 44 dB less signal gets you at Comparison of signal quality with reducing signal level - the bottom picture is 44 dB lower than the top. There's still a degree of colour in there, and given your location I suspect your analogue levels are over 60 dBuV already.

Digital only requires about 20 dB of signal-to-noise ratio to receive reliably, so I don't think this interference generated within the transmitter itself is likely to be a significant problem - certainly if you never noticed it on analogue.

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Peter Leadill
3:12 PM

Peter Leadill. York
Ref my previous comments (5th from top of this page)and the two comments following from Hacker and David, Channels C22 C25 and C28 are indeed from Belmont, however you dont have to pick them up.

It is essential that you first remove all existing multiplexes on your Set Top Box or Dtv. There are several ways of doing this but the easiest is to return your Set Top Box or Dtv to `Default or Shipping Condition` in the menu, via Installation or Set Up (It depends on the make and model of equipment you are using)
When you have completed this the Set Top Box or Dtv may start on Automatic Tune Up, you must stop this very quickly otherwise (from channel 21) programmes will start to load up and you will be back where you started from.
You will then need to select Manual Search from the Installation Menu or Tuning Menu and then enter and save each of the multiplexes that you require in Yorkshire (list as my earlier comment).
Please note that entering multiplex channel numbers will not override any channels already tuned in.
A bit of a pain I know but if you only want signals from Emley Moor, but are picking up channels from other transmitters the above info should help (It will also get rid of Peter Levy !!!!).

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Peter Leadill's 4 posts GB flag
David Mansell

3:29 PM

After retuning I've got all the BBC digital channels but back on analogue I can no longer get Teletext, hence no 888 subtitles. Is this intentional?

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David Mansell's 67 posts GB flag

5:15 PM

David Mansell: Yes, the teletext system no longer in use, use the digital subtitles service.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
5:54 PM

Anyone know what's happened to digi C46 (Challenge?)
I retuned for BEEB this am and noticed 46 was showing no signal, but its not in the Mux A list (C43) any more

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Steve's 1 post GB flag
5:58 PM

Peter Leadill: "You will then need to select Manual Search from the Installation Menu or Tuning Menu and then enter and save each of the multiplexes that you require in Yorkshire (list as my earlier comment). "

And it's great fun trying to explain what a mux is over the phone to someone who's only bothered about not missing this morning's Homes Under The Hammer. :)

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Hacker's 11 posts EU flag
Hacker's: mapH's Freeview map terrainH's terrain plot wavesH's frequency data H's Freeview Detailed Coverage
6:03 PM

Just wondering, could we not have a frequency list for...

Wednesday 7th September 2011 to Wednesday 21st September 2011

...added to the information at the top of the page? (just for people like me that get confused easily)

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Hacker's 11 posts EU flag
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7:08 PM

For some reason I cannot get any of the BBC Red Button services to work on my Freeview tv, even though there's a Freeview tv downstairs whose Red Button services are working fine. There's nothing wrong with the remote; the batteries are fine, and the buttons are ok. I just cannot get the Red Button services to appear. The 'Press Red' icon on BBC News no longer appears; the BBC radio channels are also without any interactive services (they play but just appear black with no screen info). I've also noticed that other interactive services on other channels including ITV and Channel4 no longer work, either.

I'm in Nottingham, and I've rescanned 3 times, finding 161 services (including loads of weird duplicates). None of which, apparently, are interactive. Am I going crazy, or is this deliberate and part of the switch-over? How do I get those services back?

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