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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) mast?

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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

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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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 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), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 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
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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?

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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, 16 February 2015
Dave Lindsay

5:21 PM

Andy: There's talk here of a transmitter at Grenoside to serve those whose aerials point to Emley Moor, however I'm guessing that as you're better served by Belmont that you are probably on south or south each facing slope and therefore not in with a shot at that either:

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Saturday, 21 February 2015
6:43 PM

Dave: Thanks for the reply and yes I'm on a South East slope. Officially I shouldn't be able to receive from Sheffield Transmitter, but following the digital switch over and associated power upgrade I get reasonable quality most of the time. It is a pity about the lack of quality for Sheffield Live though. Does anyone know anything about the Grenoside Transmitter being available and whether it will I'll be able to bensfit being at a relatively high point in S17? Cheers

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Andy's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Dave Lindsay

5:46 PM

Andy: I wouldn't like to say with any certainty whether the Grenoside transmitter, if it were to come to fruition, would serve you. In general terms, a south-facing slope is just what you don't want for a transmitter to the north! So I doubt it will.

This is a terrain plot from you to the Crosspool transmitter:

Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location

Obviously the plotter samples ground heights at set intervals and as it's only a relatively short distance it may not be entirely accurate.

There's also a question of which channel to use. Refer to Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location:

Coverage Checker - Detailed View

UHF channels available for use by TV are 21 to 30 and 39 to 60. At your location only 50, 55 and 59 are free. 56 and 57 are used by Waltham for its lower-powered COMs. We already know that 50, 55 and 59 are used at Oughtibridge so they won't be available for use by Grenoside. Therefore, if Grenoside comes off my guess is that it will broadcast on 56 or 57, and even if you are just about in with a shot you "may" find that outside chance obliterated by Waltham.

And then there is the question of your aerial for Grenoside (I guess it's unlikely you will receive from it, but let's just say you will), you will have to receive other channels from where?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 29 June 2015
Transmitter engineering

10:30 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:30 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015
David White
12:06 AM

Hi, I have a small problem with FreeView reception @s18 Dronfield

I have used the Terrain mapping site and can not find an Transmitter that indicates liner of site coverage.

I have found a reference to a repeater in Dronfield, which does seem to have line of site.

The web site states:

- Note that only the three basic PSB MUXES are transmitted from Dronfield, not all six.
- However, its 3 digital MUXES will be within its original C/D group

Which means nothing to me, If a use this transmitter, what will I loose?

Thanks in advance.


I am not looking for HD.

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11:20 PM

David White:
If you look at the top of this page, you will see that there are three services marked as PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3. These are the one you will be able to receive. The rest marked COMx will not be being transmitted from the Freeview Lite transmitter at Dronfield.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB flag
Monday, 26 October 2015
Transmitter engineering

10:32 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Tuesday, 3 November 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:27 yesterday to 23:37 yesterday. FM: Radio 4 FM Weak Signal from 18:32 on 21 Nov to 18:36 on 21 Nov. [BBC]

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