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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?

Sheffield transmitter - Sheffield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 18/09/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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
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?

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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.

Friday, 12 August 2011
Mike Dimmick

6:24 PM

Bill Procter: I assume that you are trying to use the Sheffield transmitter rather than Emley Moor, on the basis that you mentioned a retune event this week. If you are, the aerial should have rods going up-and-down rather than side-to-side.

If using Sheffield, you can't use the aerial-out trick, because Belmont BBC A is on C22 and Sheffield on C27 - the other PSB multiplexes will be interleaved.

For now, use these frequencies:

BBC A - C27
Mux 2 - C63
Mux A - C57
Mux C - C45
Mux D - C42
Mux B - C60

You can ignore Mux B if you don't have Sky Sports on BT Vision or Top-Up TV, because all the BBC channels are already on BBC A.

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KB Aerials Sheffield

8:02 PM

BIll I was in your area this morning I was on Winchester Cres S10 4ED - Belmont Really comes in strong in this position - so its not surprising you get the new signal from there

You can bypass your receiver tuning in the belmont signal by holding the aerial out at the VERY BEGINNING of the auto tune - if it counts up in numbers you have to pop the aerial in after it counts past 22 - YOU DO NOT HAVE LONG to do this as it gets to 27 fairly fast but with a bit of quick timing it is possible I did it on several retunes as soon as it shows 23 put the aerial in

Not sure if you will ever get rid of this problem as both transmitters are going to be powerfull in this area you could try attenuating it every time you need to re scan with a 24 db attenuator once its scanned take the attenuator out and store till the next time

There is one sure way of doing it but this method has been described as cracking a wall nut with a sledge hammer

Taylor bros make channel filters that only let the correct frequencies through but the part alone is just over `£100


KB Aerials Sheffield

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KB Aerials Sheffield

8:05 PM


the humax receivers you cant just do a channel re scan as it adds the channels it finds to the list it already has

do a factory restore before a rescan !

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Bill Procter
9:21 PM

H Keith, all sorted!
Deleted all channels and did a manual scan on each of the new channels. Now have Christa back! (No Comment!)
Did the relatives 2 hummys(!) too no prob there either. But they do have the continuing problem that their line of sight for Xpool is also perfect for Waltham, so no Ch 45 or 42! Looks like this will be resolved at final DSO regards


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Saturday, 13 August 2011
KB Aerials Sheffield

8:06 AM

Yep DSO should cure this issue

Not heard from any one on the TOTLEY RISE transmitter would be interesting to hear their experience of being able to receive digital off a terrestrial transmitter for the first time

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Sunday, 14 August 2011
9:16 AM

I have freeview hd built into my Samsung tv but I cannot receive hd channels I'm picking up signal from emley Moore u live in stannington Sheffield.does anyone know what could be wrong the arial is 4 year old and there us a booster fitted

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KB Aerials Sheffield

10:45 AM

Is it definitely a HD tuner it has built in or does it say HD ready?
If it deffo has a HD tuner Emley moor transmission is on low power compared to the other Muxes (CH49 is also low power)
The HD channels are on CH 39 try a manual scan by entering 39 in the manual tuning menu stannington isnt the best place on earth for reception - but after switchover when Emley moor powers up you may find that the channels you are missing suddenly appear - first stage is 7th of september then 21st

Without putting an analyser on your aerial its difficult to say precisely whats going on but I would hang on till after switchover -if your still having issues give me a call

Keith KB Aerials Beighton Sheffield 07946481125

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Tuesday, 16 August 2011
11:59 AM

Hello, I live in Sheffield S12 - ive just connected our Hd freeview tv in our bedroom straight from the aerial on the roof (this is the only t.v running of the roof aerial) The only channels i get are the bbc dtv, radio channels and bbc1/2, itv1 and ch4 in analogue. I can get teletext epg,and the red button. Could it be the direction of my aerial? as most of the aerials on my streets face the opposite way to mine. Thank you.

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Mike Dimmick

3:59 PM

Jamie: The Sheffield transmitter is not a good option for you. You should get better results from either Emley Moor or Belmont. If you want the Leeds news service, the aerial should point roughly north-west to Emley Moor, from which you should get good results now, including HD.

If you want the Hull news service, the aerial should point roughtly east to Belmont, which completes switchover tonight. Retune after 6am. You may not get the Arqiva A and B multiplexes - shown as Mux C and D above, except that Sky Sports move from Mux B to Mux D at switchover - until after the power increases in November.

My best guess is that your aerial actually points to Belmont and is getting the BBC A multiplex from there, although it does raise the question of where it's getting BBC Two analogue from, since that no longer transmits from Belmont or Sheffield. If it's notably weaker than BBC One, it's probably from Emley Moor.

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Mike Dimmick

4:04 PM

Jamie: For either Emley Moor or Belmont, the aerial's elements should go side-to-side. For Sheffield, they would be up-and-down. Most likely no-one on your street needs to use Sheffield, but you will see some aerials in the vertical position around the city, for those who do.

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