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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

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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, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

 V -0.4dB
C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-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 -0.4dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-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

 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;
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, 29 August 2011
12:38 PM


After a weekend playing about using your kind instructions I have found that my aerial is indeed set up to receive Emley moor - bbc channel was tuned in at ch 52. I honestly cannot fathom why someone would set it up to receive Emley Moor when I have a line of sight of the Sheffield transmitter but hey ho. Funnily enough when I checked my other tvs in the house which work via indoor aerials they too were receiving Emley Moor so we must just be lucky enough to receive good signal from all that way. That being said we get better signal strength now I've retuned them and repositioned the indoor aerials.

As for my HD tv that runs of the house aerial, I first tried to manually install the HD channels but it just kept saying no signal for both the Emley moor HD channels and the Sheffield transmitter HD channels. Following your advice I realised that it was likely my aerial is facing Emley moor and not Sheffield and that due to some sort of atmospheric/weather related miracle I got the HD channels before but now the aerial needs to be facing the Sheffield transmitter or I need to wait for the switchover at Emley Moor.

I tried a factory reset with the hope of erasing things from the tv's memory so it could then try to pick up the Sheffield transmitter but that didn't help.

After losing the bbc channels today (presumably due to the Emley moor transmitter having work done/weather or a combination of that and the fact I've been fiddling) I took an indoor aerial from the tv in my kitchen and faced that in the direction of the Sheffield transmitter, did an auto retune and hey presto, I've got the HD channels back and a lot more new channels too!

I suspect that when the changeover at Emley moor is complete we'll be able to receive the HD channels through the aerial on the house. Failing that I might have to go up into the loft and try to turn the aerial to face Sheffield. However, until then I am happy to have the channels back through the indoor aerial.

Many thanks to you both, JB38 and Mike, for all your advice, without which I wouldn't have been able to get to the bottom of the problem.

Kind regards


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Kathryn's 2 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 7 September 2011
9:10 PM

I live in Sheffield and we have had no problems with DSO on 10th and 24th August. I was not expecting any other changes, except for a retune on 24th September (not sure what that is for though).

However, our local news mentioned a DSO for Yorkshire last night which I hadn't heard about and didn't think would affect us. This morning I found no change to the BBCA mux on our main telly (roof aerial, humax PVR), but our bedroom telly (portable with 'loop' aerial, cheapy Philips STB) has lost the BBC channels on the beginning of the channel list, and I have since found them in the '800's part of the list, which did not work yesterday.

What does this mean? Should I start using the '800's on the main telly (I had deleted them from the channel list as they had seemed to be defunct)? Will this all change again when we're supposed to retune on 24th Sept?

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nitty's 6 posts GB flag

9:17 PM

nitty: You didn't provide a postcode, but you are probaly using the Emley Moor transmitter on the set that changed. See Switchover starts in 4 million homes in Yorkshire, West Midlands 7th September | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Briantist's 38,908 posts GB flag
9:34 PM

Thanks Briantist. My postcode is S11 7PD. I know the roof aerial is pointed at the Crosspool (relay??) transmitter. I have no idea where the portable aerial is aimed at as I don't know anything about how the little ring aerials receive signals - if I turn it a different way will it pick up from a different transmitter?

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nitty's 6 posts GB flag
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KB Aerials Sheffield

10:23 PM

The loop aerial will generally pick up everything thats available and isnt really directional so you cant decide where it picks up from by pointing it (as there is nothing to point)

The signal from Emley got significantly stronger today - this is probably why its tuned them in


Ive done a few of aerials on your road and loads in your surrounding area

your in a strange situation(or was) where the signal is really weak heading into your area because of Totley Rise transmitter from cross pool
Emley moor was almost unusable I resorted to using the Chesterfield transmitter on one property on renshaw road in sheer frustration (it worked though) dam annoying as from the roof I could see crosspool !

see this….pdf

just for your info

Hope everything goes well

Keith KB aerials Sheffield 07946481125

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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
10:41 PM

Thanks KB.
It was you that fitted our new aerial back in May, and I'm pretty sure you said it was pointed at Crosspool. The Freeview was pretty much unusable except for BBC channels as we were right on the the edge of the segment which was switched off due to Totley Rise problem, but as soon as switchover occurred we got good channels across the board.

One problem I did have was with ghosting of the analogue signal coming through on the digital channels, but finally sorted this out with an individually screened scart lead. I mention this as it took me a while to sort out what was causing it, so it might help anyone else who may have the same problem.

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nitty's 6 posts GB flag
Thursday, 8 September 2011
KB Aerials Sheffield

8:28 AM

Cheap scart leads arnt very good but there is a fine line between buying a decent one and a ridiculously priced one that fleeces every ounce of coins from ones pocket

Hopefully now I can come into that little segmant that wasnt covered by cross pool and actually do the job that I set out to do

Its so frustrating when You can see the transmitter and can't get a signal from the thing

you go into these areas thinking I hope I can get something or im going to look a prat

any how _ I hope you was satisfied with the quality of work done

Keith KB aerials Sheffield 07946481125



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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
6:19 PM

Don't know if this is classed as advertising, but the scart lead I got cost all of £6 from ATV and works much better. Don't need flashy gold plated singing and dancing thing, which wouldn't have made any difference anyway if it's not individually screened. It's just a shame that when you fork out £170 for a Humax they can't manage to put a decent scart in with it. (Although having said that, no-one else I know with a Humax has had the same ghosting problem).

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nitty's 6 posts GB flag
KB Aerials Sheffield

7:13 PM

just bought a humax for a customer - installing it tommorrow will look out for ghosting

ATV dont sell rubbish theguy who owns it Justin Smith is fastidious about what he stocks - all good quality gear at good prices


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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB flag
Johnny Reggae
8:33 PM


We are at S42 6RH. We have two aeriels. One continues to receive digital signals. One now has nothing at all (but used to be ok). Both have old aerials. The (now failed) aerial was set up by myself by eye. It was pointed slightly to the west of the other aerial. Over the past few weeks it has canged from strong on the BBC channels and weak on ITV to the other way around - but never strong on both sets. I would welcome advice (I am more of a satellite person that aerial - but like to think that I am reasonably competent with a spanner and ladder!)

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