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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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

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C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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;
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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, 8 August 2011

10:05 PM

Andy S10: On the Sheffield transmitter the digital services will go from 100W/50W to 1kW. See "Comparison of analogue and digital signal levels" on Freeview on Sheffield TV transmitter | - independent free digital TV advice

You may have to remove the amplifier, but you will have to wait for the second stage of the switchover on Wednesday 24th August 2011.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
1:45 PM

It would appear that MUX 2 (ITV1,C4,C5 etc) has moved to C63, the old MUX 1 frequency.

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Niven's 11 posts GB flag
2:05 PM

Further to the above, I've worked out it'll be because Belmont requires 53 for Arq A next week.

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Niven's 11 posts GB flag
5:10 PM

ive retuned my box this morning and i have most channels but none of the bbc ones at all, has anyone else got this problem?


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dan's 1 post GB flag
KB Aerials Sheffield

5:17 PM

Dan - where do you live

Ive been working around sheffield today and experienced Belmont been set as the bbc channels ive had to remove the aerial as the tuning process starts then quickly pop it back in

Did you get BBC2 clear analogue before today?


KB Aerials Sheffield


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Mike Dimmick

5:54 PM

dan: Is your box quite old, say 2002-2004? If so, it may not support the 8K mode used after switchover. You can find a list of some boxes known to have this problem at…ment .

It might also possibly be a box that struggles with the Split NIT introduced in 2008 - the problem doesn't show up until you retune. Some affected boxes are listed at…tnit . You might find the BBC channels up in the 800s, or somewhere else in the channel list. As KB Aerials says, you might also experience this if your box stores the first-found at the preferred channel number, and the signal from Belmont or Chesterfield is powerful enough.

If you're very close to the transmitter you might find that your signals are now too strong. I can check this if you provide a full postcode. If you have an amplifier or booster, try removing it.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB flag
Friday, 12 August 2011
Bill Procter
2:43 PM

Since the first DSO retune on Wednesday, we seem to have swapped to Peter Levey with the East Yorks and Lincs Look North version instead
of the Harry and Christa Sth Yorks edition!

Is this an error, or are we now stucjk with the wrong region?

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John Bryan
3:23 PM

Bill Procter
Your have tuned to the Belmont transmitter and not Emley Moor.

You need to delete all channels and manually retune using frequencies 40,43,46,49,50 & 52

Good Luck John

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KB Aerials Sheffield

4:07 PM

Bill your not the only one - Ive dealt with loads of these issues- Like John says manually retune your receiver

either that or disconnect the aerial for the first part of the auto scan - if the receiver counts up from 21 to 68 disconnect the aerial untill its counted past 34 this will eliminate the new frequency from belmont on ch 22 and the BBC from Billsadale transmitter (some sheffield people have this issue - when it gets to ch35 pop the aerial back in and let it carry on - it will start picking emley moor up at CH 40

Where do you live just out of curiosity?

Keith KB aerials Sheffield

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Bill Procter
5:02 PM

Hi Keith

I live S10 3PJ, top of Tom Lane in Sheffield. I have used an attenuator to solve this issue in the past.

We can see Belmont and Waltham, but not Emley Moor. We are on the wrong side of the Rivelin Valley! Guess I will have to do a manual tune both on the Digital TV and the the Humax PVR.

My relative lives further towards Fulwood and she has the sam situation.
Thanks for your help Keith

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