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The symbol shows the location of the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 12,000 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 Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Halifax 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C24 (498.0MHz)284mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C21+ (474.2MHz)284mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C27 (522.0MHz)284mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
74 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Halifax (Calderdale, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Together TV +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, NOW 80s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Sony Movies Action, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Halifax transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 23km east-northeast (65°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 21km east-northeast (61°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Halifax (Calderdale, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731 Dec 2019-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+D3+4+D3+4+D3+4D3+4
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCBBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

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. Halifax was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Comments
Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

HALIFAX transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 yesterday to 12:01 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 yesterday to 12:01 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:06 AM

HALIFAX transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 15 Oct to 12:01 on 15 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:33 on 15 Oct to 12:01 on 15 Oct. [BBC]

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Friday, 15 November 2019
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Jeff Roberts
12:20 PM

We are having problems receiving ITV channels, BBC channels are OK. When using "Auto retune" on the TV, only BBC channels are recognised.
We are in Rastrick, using the Southowram transmitter.
Are there any known problems or is it our ariel?

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Chris.SE
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9:24 PM

Jeff Roberts:

You shouldn't have any problems as you are in the coverage area, the transmitter has not been having Planned Engineering, nor are there any current faults reported.

I'd suggest you unplug your aerial and do a full retune which should clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found.
Plug the aerial back and do a full retune when hopefully all 3 multiplexes and their channels should be restored.

If that fails, then check all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead. Also check that your downlead looks undamaged and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

Unless you are in a particularly bad spot, I'm uncertain as to why you aren't getting your signals from Emley Moor where there are 5 commercial multiplexes broadcast in addition to the 3 PSB multiplexes, which you ought to be able to get. But unless you have a wideband aerial and you'd need it repositioned, and we'd need a full postcode to check your predicted reception, I can't be certain of that.

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Monday, 16 March 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 PM

HALIFAX transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 16 Mar 14:01 until 16 Mar 15:17. . [BBC]

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Friday, 29 May 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 PM

HALIFAX transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 29 May 10:11 until 29 May 10:28. . [BBC]

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