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The symbol shows the location of the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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 Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sheffield 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 -0.4dB
C27 (522.0MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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

 V -0.4dB
C24 (498.0MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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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C21+ (474.2MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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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C42 (642.0MHz)287mDTG-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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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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 TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 V -0.4dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 V -10.4dB
C35 (586.0MHz)287mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Sheffield Live,

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 47km north (359°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 47km north (356°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

1969-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 10 Aug 11 and 24 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 5kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 2.5kW
com8(-6.6dB) 1.1kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LS(-17dB) 100W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 50W

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.

Monday, 12 September 2011
mark glover
12:44 AM

please help, my main tv and seperate digi recorder has all channels after 7th sept retune. however every other tv or box has lost all except bbc. strangely one bedroom tv does have pick, film4, e4+1 and itv4 but no other. i have a booster to push signal from main tv to every other room. all worked perfect till the 7th. will i have to just ride it out till 27th, or is there something other i can do. have tried reboots and wipe and reload as new start. postcode: s26 4rd

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kB Aerials Sheffield

8:02 AM

Mark Glover
Im an aerial installer and I live 2.4 miles from you if you want me to take a look for you seen as you live so close i can come out and give you a quick idea of the problem

if theres any parts needed then I would charge for those and a bit of my time but if its just a quick look and I can be helpful then buy us a couple of pints !

Keith KB aerials Beighton


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8:50 PM

hi keith, thanks for the offer, ill see what happens after 21st retune, may get them back after power levels are changed and re-directed from analogue. if i still have issues after then, ill give you a call.

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KB Aerials Sheffield

10:39 PM

ok mark - no probs!

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Lindsey Brown
10:34 AM

dear kb my son has just started university at crewe flats post code S10 2LL there is no out door aerial so i am researching a good indoor one but need to know if it will work before forking out £145 for a tv licence. any comments or recomendations will help thankyou lindsey brown

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4:01 PM

Lindsey Brown: Indoor aerials are usually awful for Freeview reception, you can sometimes put them by a window that has a good view of the transmitter, but otherwise they are usually totally unreliable.

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KB Aerials Sheffield

4:55 PM

Lindsey Brown
as much as I hate to say it

You are virtually on top of the local transmitter so the chances of an indoor aerial working is quite good

buy one from argos making sure you can return it if it doesn't work
try it and see don't get one with a built in amplifier as it will probably overload and not work

if not give me a call you would be looking at between £100- £120 For me to come out and install an aerial professionally

07946481125 Keith KB aerials

Would be interested to know if it does work by the way !

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KB Aerials Sheffield

7:53 PM

Mark - how did you get on with the retune today?

Keith KB Aerials Sheffield

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Friday, 23 September 2011
6:46 PM


(S17 3DP - W band aerial (H) - currently Belmont transmitter - 100% quality)
Is Sheffield transmitter now transmitting all Muxes at full power? I thought ArqB and full power was going to happen on 27th Sept?
The reason I ask is that I am probably going to have my aerial altered so that I am getting my local programmes/news rather than Lincs.
I am sure I'll be able to get a good signal from Sheffield as even though my aerial is pointing the wrong way and wrong polarity I'm getting C24 (Strength 52%; Quality 90%) and C42 (Strength 43%; Quality 40%), but not the other Sheffield channels.

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kB Aerials Sheffield

7:53 PM

Andy 5 out of 6 muxes are on full power

Im going to make a leaflet up and distribute it offering this services as I think people will genuinely appreciate being able to receive the correct news

Im guessing you previously was in an area not served by crosspool because of Totley Relay

I Would be interested in taking a look at yours if you would like - im based in Beighton -

Keith KB Aerials Sheffield 07946 481125

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