There are no longer any television transmissions on the Holywell (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Holywell (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter. 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Holywell (Flintshire, Wales) transmitter.
This transmitter is no longer being used for TVIn the past, television services were provided from this transmitter. However, these have not been withdrawn.
Please see the table below for details of the historic used of this transmitter location.
How will the Holywell (Flintshire, Wales) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 28th October and 25th November 2009.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Moel-Y-Parc transmitter area
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
S.Croman: I answer to your question: probably because your TV is tuning to Emley Moor transmitter which is in Yorkshire and serves a large portion of it.
You may be able to do the unplugging aerial trick, but only if we know which transmitter it is you are trying to pick up as in some cases the wanted and the unwanted could be within the same range of the frequency band.
I will hazard a guess that your aerial is horizontal and pointing north west, towards Winter Hill, which is roughly the same direction as Emley Moor.
In which case, when you run the automatic tuning scan, start it off with the aerial unplugged and plug in at 55% or once it gets past C47, if it gives UHF/RF channel numbers (which run 21 to 69) as it scans.
If you're looking to get Wales regional programming rather than North West England programming then it might require a bit more work, or you may find that it tunes in Wales instead.
You should be able to identify which transmitter you are tuned to by viewing the signal strength screen and observing the UHF/RF channel number.
For BBC One, Storeton Wales is on C57; Winter Hill is on C59; Emley Moor is on C47
For ITV, Storeton Wales is on C53; Winter Hill is on C59; Emley Moor is on C44
For BBC One HD, Storeton Wales is on C60; Winter Hill is on C54; Emley Moor is on C41
For ITV3, Winter Hill is on C58
For Pick TV Winter Hill is on C61
For Film4 Winter Hill is on C55
(On 10th April 2013, Winter Hill's BBC One will move to C50 and its Pick TV will move to C49.)
Because Storeton and Winter Hill are in roughly the same direction, you are probably looking at tuning in Storeton Wales for the Public Service channels (57, 53 and 60(HD)) and Winter Hill for the others. Because they're in the same area of channel numbers, you may have to resort to manual tuning if it doesn't default to Storeton Wales for the regional channels.
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