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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 27/05/2024 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?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

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 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 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), 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?

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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

11:50 PM

Andy P: The word in your post that stands out is "booster." The new BBCA mux is transmitting at a far greater power level than the old Mux 1 so it is possible that the signal is too strong for your receiver.

Try removing the booster and performing a clean scan for the muxes (look for a factory reset or something along those lines to ensure that the existing channel information stored is wiped first). If you can receive the BBCA mux after this but can't receive the other muxes, you will need to wait until after the final DSO stage in two weeks when it is likely that you will be able to receive all muxes.

A postcode would be helpful to identify what you should be able to receive.

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Will's 39 posts GB flag
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Brian Fileman
6:11 AM

I have tried several retuned since 7th. So far I can still get BBC1 HD, BBC HD, BBC 4, BBC Parliament and the childrens channels. No BBC1, 2, 3 or BBC News.
I am not alone in this respect. Others in north Leeds seem to have the same problem. Any thoughts anyone?

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Mark Fletcher

6:18 AM

I live to the North of Halifax,HX2 9JY postcode and i can receive clearly some of the multiplexes from the main Belmont transmitter in Lincolnshire using an indoor set top aerial without an amplifier,horizontally polarised.These being Mux PSB1-BBCA on Channel 22,yes including BBC1 for East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with Peter Levy hosting the evening Look North bulletins from the Hull studios there,Mux PSB2-D3+4 on Channel 25 including a slight variation of ITV 1's Calendar evening news bulletin with more East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire matters,both the mentioned mutiplexes above are on full power,100% quality & 71% strength.The only other Belmont multiplex i can receive presently is Mux COM4-SDN on Channel 30 which includes ITV 3,5*,5USA,etc,on 100% quality & a maximum 69% strength.Unfortunately my Goodmans GHD2521F2 set top box which is a Freeview+ non-HD model obviously is unable to receive Belmont's HD programmes on Mux PSB3-BBCB,Channel 28,as well as currently Mux COM5-ArqA on Channel 53 which includes PICK TV,Really,etc,and also Mux COM6-ArqB on Channel 60 which includes Film 4,ITV 4,etc.I understand Belmont's Mux's on Channel's 53 & 60 is currently on very low power until Wednesday 23 November 2011,when its strength will then increase once the main Tacolneston transmitter (BBC East,ITV 1 Anglia) finally switches over to digital completely on that date,due to possible interference issues.

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Andy P
8:39 AM

Thanks for the advise about the removing the booster and rescanning for the new BBCA mux

Postcode is DN9 1JN

TV will allow for a fun scan (Factory reset)

BT vision box only appears to allow to scan for new channels.

Carried out another full scan on my TV after my first post because the ITV reception had improved. But no improvements in the amount of channels 119 in total.

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Peter Leadill
8:54 AM

Peter Leadill. York.
In answer to `Hacker` Multiplex or Mux is a group of channels transmitted in a `bundle` together.
The following list are the frequences for each multiplex used at the Emley Moor transmitter for the current Phase 1 of switchover : C40 626.0MHz : C46 674.0MHz : C47 682.0MHz : C49 698.0MHz : C50 706.0MHz : C52 722.0MHz. However you should not need these frequences for a Manual tune, the channel number is enough.
For greater understanding of Tv issues I would recommend `Television Viewers Guide` issued each December. A very informative publication that is easy to understand and is independent. It is available to purchase on line, or your local library will be able to obtain a copy for you.

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9:31 AM

Andy P: Switchover does not bring any more channels if you already had them all, as many people did from Emley Moor. However, it does bring some to everyone and all to most, which was not the case before switchover.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag

9:33 AM

Brian Fileman : The most common reason for this is that your signal is now far too strong and is overloading your receiver.

If this is the case, you will need to remove and boosters or amplifiers you have from your system. If you don't have any, but just a massive aerial, you will have to fit an "attenuator", which you can get for about a fiver.

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9:34 AM

Andy P: As above reply to Brian Fileman - remove that booster!

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Dave Bell
11:17 AM

I'm seeing a few awkwardnesses hidden in the information, such as some BBC channels duplicated during the transition. (Compare MUX B and BBCA)

It explains some of the oddities I've seen reported here, better than leakage from Belmont. You will get duplicates of several BBC channels, TV and radio.

I also suspect the changes on the 7th didn't go as smoothly as expected: the situation changed during the afternoon.

I also note that a couple of commercial broadcasts on Freeview have disappeared: again not a tuning problem. They have stopped transmitting.

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