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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

 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),

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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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H max
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), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 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
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?

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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.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

10:41 PM

Johnny Reggae: It is hard to guess to be honest, you can get signals from the transmitters at Belmont, Waltham, Chesterfield (not recommend), Sheffield (poorly for the PSBs) as well as Emley Moor.

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag

10:51 PM

mike Roberts : If you get the BBC services today it is (almost) inconceivable you won't get the "Digital 3 and 4" multiplex in two weeks time, as well as Freeview HD.

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Friday, 9 September 2011
Don Crossley
12:43 AM

Hi Briantist. Did all the stuff you suggested with the same result. However, on checking the entire channel list following the retune, I have found that all the ITV channels are actually there - but they are all numbered differently. ie ITV1 is numbered 801 instead of 3. So when I select '3' I get 'poor signal' displayed and a hopeless picture/sound. But as stated, selecting channel 801 gives perfect ITV1 reception. It is as if the set has tuned to what it thinks should be the correct channel - but it isn't. No idea why this should happen. I'm sure you could shed some light on it though - I'm fed up with messing with it now so I'm off to bed!

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Mark Fletcher

1:50 AM

Following on from my earlier post,my set-top box have both automatic and manual scanning options.In my circumstance which i mentioned previously about receiving 3 multiplexes from the main Belmont transmitter,i performed the manual scan and as i prefer extra channels,this is the better option.First i performed all 6 Emley Moor multiplex frequency scans on channels 40,46,47,49,50,52,perfect,including 14 temporary duplicate BBC channels presently on programme no's 800-813 (presently on channel 46,Mux B),plus i manually rescanned the 3 multiplexes from Belmont on channels 22,25,30,again perfect,these are on programme no's 814-868.Now until Wednesday 21 September 2011,the date when Emley Moor finally goes totally digital and also the next date for my next manual retune,i now have 174 programme channels on my Freeview+ non-HD set top box.Finally if any other Emley Moor viewers who pick up Belmont multiplexes instead of their own but would like to retain the Belmont duplicates as extra channels,the best option is a manual scan as an automatic scan stores 4 of 6 Belmont multiplexes on channels 22,25,28,30 first before Emley Moor's channels 39-52 at present,41-52 after final switchover,and after Wednesday 23 November 2011,Belmont's last 2 multiplexes on channels 53 & 60 which increases in strength from then onwards.The result would be most if not all Emley Moor's channels will be on programmes 800 upwards,while Belmont's will be stored first lower down.If Emley Moor viewers don't want Belmont duplicates and there is only an automatic scan option available,plug out the aerial as the automatic scan begins before channel 22 is reached,plug in the aerial before it reaches channel 39,then unplug the aerial again after channel 52 is stored,as after 23 November 2011 once Belmont's last 2 multiplexes on channels 53 & 60 increases in power,it may store these frequencies as well.

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Mark Fletcher

2:24 AM

Interesting to hear from people just over the hill from Halifax in nearby Bradford,especially to the south and west of that city which i have noticed some external horizontally polarised aerials pointing towards Bilsdale transmitter,which will not switch over to digital until September 2012,and i believe is the last main transmitter to switch over.If this is the case these Bradford households are watching their local news bulletins from BBC1 North East and Cumbria,and ITV 1 Tyne-Tees (now Tyne-Tees & Border news).Plus i have observed some Halifax households whose external horizontally polarised aerials pointing towards Winter Hill transmitter,thus watching BBC1 North West and ITV 1 Granada news bulletins,as Winter Hill switched over to digital on Wednesday 2 December 2009.

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John Green
2:42 PM

Briantist wrote:
John Green: Not sure why you are not using the Winter Hill transmitter, as you are well within its reception area.

Of course using WH (and also MyP) - but used to watch Calendar (for York news &c.) & Look North.
Aerial rotor stuck pointing to EM ...
All a bit pointless now with Freesat.

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Transmitter engineering

4:31 PM

EMLEY MOOR transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 15:04 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:31 PM

EMLEY MOOR transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 15:04 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

5:36 PM

EMLEY MOOR transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 15:04 today to 16:26 today [BBC]

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