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The symbol shows the location of the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

Oliver's Mount transmitter - Oliver's Mount transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/12/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Olivers Mount 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.

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C29 (538.0MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
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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

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C31- (553.8MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
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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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C37 (602.0MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
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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

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C32 (562.0MHz)189mDTG-81,000W
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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, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

 V -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)188mDTG-81,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 V -3dB
C35 (586.0MHz)188mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, 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 Olivers Mount transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 91km southwest (234°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 92km southwest (236°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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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 3 Aug 11 and 17 Aug 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-3dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-13dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Olivers Mount transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
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. Olivers Mount 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, 6 August 2011

2:30 PM

Nigel: BBCA is now at the final power level.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
digital dave
11:27 PM

the dso at olivers mount, scarborough is less than an hour away from the start, i wonder how many people are going to have problems with signal overload, near to olivers mount, when the signal is significantly increased !

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digital dave's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 17 August 2011

4:46 PM

digital dave: Quite a few I would expect, this is one of the very few transmitter where the digital signals are stronger than the analogue services.

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
Thursday, 18 August 2011
R Taylor
7:27 PM

I now receive HD channels from Olivers Mount and I thought the modulation should be 256 QAM, but when I looked at my signal information this is what I got. Could you explain why the QAM is 64.
Signal Information

Channel: 53
Frequency: 730000
Network: Yorkshire
LCN: 54
Service: BBC HD
Provider: BBC
L1 Modulation: 64 QAM
FFT Mode: PP7
Guard Interval: 1/128
PLP Type: TYPE 1
Code Rate:

Signal 95%
Quality 75%
Thanks in advance (NZ9039511430) 

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R Taylor's 8 posts EU flag

7:43 PM

R Taylor: Probably an error in the box software, DVB-T2 is clearly 256QAM in the UK - see http://stakeholders.ofcom….pdf .

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Briantist's 38,905 posts GB flag
Friday, 19 August 2011
10:34 PM

I Live in Flamborough and I would prefer news from the West/North Yorkahire regions. I am 18 mile as the crow flies from Olivers Mount. Can I pick up the digital signals from there (by re-aligning the aerial) instead of Belmont? Belmont is 80 miles away.

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Andrew's 1 post GB flag
Saturday, 20 August 2011

11:03 AM

Andrew: I very much doubt it! as even Hunmanby which is very roughly in the same line between Oliver's Mount and you doesn't indicate as stretching as far as you, if though its easy to alter your aerial then its worth a try, you most likely having to use manual tuning on each Mux for a test, blanking the memory before doing so by scanning without the aerial being connected.

Hunmanby: BBC Mux Ch48 - ITV Mux Ch42

Oliver's Mount: BBC Mux Ch57 - ITV Mux Ch60 -HD service Mux Ch53 - ITV3 etc Mux Ch54 - others Mux Ch's 58 & 61.

Remember though that in both cases the aerial has to be vertically mounted.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Thursday, 12 April 2012
Steve Cheshire
11:42 PM

I live at YO11 2XD very close to Oliver's mount - no more than 0.5 miles from the transmitter. I moved in 9 months ago and previous owner had had a new rooftop aerial fitted and a booster box! However reception is very poor on several MUXs and seems to be getting worse. I have BTvision. Last time I checked I got good reception on BBCA&B and COM5. COM4 & 6 very poor. However tonight BBCA is also breaking up. Any ideas?

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Friday, 13 April 2012
Dave Lindsay

10:41 AM

Steve Cheshire: I think that your exclamation mark after the mention of "booster box" says it all!

See Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice

It may be that the signal level going into the amp/booster is too high (for the amp itself), therefore reducing the signal level going into your TV by use of an attentuator probably won't cure the problem.

Is the purpose of the amplifier to provide multiple outlets? If so, then perhaps a non-powered splitter will be better.

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