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The symbol shows the location of the Hope (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 Hope (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hope 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.

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)242mDTG-32W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)242mDTG-32W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor), 73 Sewing Quarter,

 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)242mDTG-62W
Channel icons
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,

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 0 Freeview channels?

The Hope (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Hope transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 52km north-northeast (15°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 52km north-northeast (12°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Hope (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1731st Dec 2019-
aerial groupA KA KA KA KA KA KA K

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th September and 21st September 2011.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 2.4W

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. Hope 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.

Saturday, 21 December 2013
12:34 AM

Dave Lindsay: Yes, you are quite correct! I just noticed the error when your posting querying the info came in, the error caused by not having altered the height referred to.

Of course that takes Shatton Edge out of the equation thereby leaving Hope as the only option other than Freesat, although it will be interesting to find out if anything is indicated on the signal bars after C28 has been entered as it will be rather odd if nothing is.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
8:03 AM

To be honest, I just roughly aligned the aerial in the same direction as all the other ones on the rooftops I could see while up there. Thaks for the info about manual tuning and I'll give it a go later today. Our cottage is the last on the left as you go up Cave Dale so position wise probably not the best. Because it will be used as a holiday let, it's quite important that I get this fixed. Lastly, the TV I'm using is a few years old now and has a built in analog and digital tuner. Not sure about availability of a signal strength screen though,,,

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Johan's 6 posts GB
11:30 AM

Johan: Unfortunately Google Earth is restricted to covering Pindale Road and not Cave Dale, and so in this case that facility cannot be used to assess the situation.

If you have aligned your aerial to that of the others seen on the rooftops then on the face of it that would appear to be OK, but though when dealing with a signal from a low powered transmitter such as Hope, and especially when located in an iffy area, then the aerial really requires to be peaked on the signal, although the fact of you receiving the ITV channels rather indicates that it cant be too far out.

As far as the signal strength check is concerned, this is accessed by going into the TV's set up menu and selecting DTV or DVB tuning, this then followed by selecting "manual tune" and entering C28 into the box but NOT followed by pressing search or scan, as on most equipment if any signal is being received it will appear on the strength / quality bars.

That said, although most TV's or boxes offer a manual tuning facility there are a few around that doesn't, and in that case this procedure will not work.

Two points I would like to know. (1) when you refer to an aerial with a signal booster are you meaning that the booster is integrated within the aerial or is it positioned elsewhere? and irrespective of whether integrated or not what dB gain is the booster rated at.

(2) Numerous trees are seen in the area referred to, is your aerial facing into same?

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
1:06 PM

Wow you guys are really helpful and thanks for the help. The aerial is mounted on the roof on a very long pole attached to the chimney breast. Some of the other aerials along Pindale road are actually mounted lower than ours. The booster I'm referring to is external and mounted in a box on the pole with an accompanying power supply in the house to power it. Gain is max 15dB. I'm heading back with a compass so if you know the angle to point it to that would be really helpful. Once again, thank you very much for the help so far.

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Johan's 6 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
1:36 PM

Johan : The bearing to the Hope transmitter is 81 degrees.

The transmitter you're aiming for is photographed here:

mb21 - The Transmission Gallery

That page also has links to maps indicating its location.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
11:13 PM

Right, I managed to get it to work. My TV does not have a manual channel selector / scanner but I turned the aerial anticlockwise by a few degrees and it is noticeably pointing more left than all the others on pin dale road. I also had to tilt the nose down a bit. We get all the BBC tv and radio channels now along with PSB2 group. At least I don't have to fork out more money to buy a freesat receiver and dish. Thank you to all of you. Dave Lindsey and jb38 Follow us on twitter @cavedalecottage and I'll reply with a discount code for our booking system. If you don't fancy using it yourself, you could pass it on to someone else

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