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The symbol shows the location of the Idle (Bradford, England) transmitter which serves 21,000 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 Idle (Bradford, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Idle 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)260mDTG-350W
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
C26 (514.0MHz)260mDTG-350W
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
C30 (546.0MHz)260mDTG-650W
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
C32 (562.0MHz)263mDTG-850W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C35 (586.0MHz)265mDTG-850W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C34 (578.0MHz)265mDTG-850W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 12 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Idle (Bradford, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 15km east-southeast (105°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 12km east-southeast (105°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Idle (Bradford, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1712 Feb 2020
A K TA K TW TK TK TK TA K T
C21BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C23BBCA
C24ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCABBCA
C26D3+4
C27BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C30-CBBCB
C31C4wavesC4wavesC4waves
C32SDN
C34AArqB
C35ArqA
C39ArqBArqBArqB
C42DSDNSDNSDN
C451ArqAArqAArqA
C53tv_off2
C56tv_offB

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 250W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 10W

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. Idle 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
Thursday, 3 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

IDLE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:24 on 01 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:23 on 01 Oct. [BBC]

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Saturday, 5 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:08 AM

IDLE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:24 on 01 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:23 on 01 Oct. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:09 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:08 PM

IDLE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:24 on 01 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:01 on 01 Oct to 03:23 on 01 Oct. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:09 today to 10:00 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 6 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

IDLE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:09 yesterday to 10:00 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 7 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

IDLE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 09:09 on 05 Oct to 10:00 on 05 Oct. [BBC]

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