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Freeview Light on the Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter

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The symbol shows the location of the Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Todmorden transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)271mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)271mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)271mDTG-6100W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Todmorden (Calderdale, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 36km east-northeast
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 34km east-northeast
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2020-
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E KA B C/D E K VHF

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th September and 21st September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

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. Todmorden was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Friday, 8 September 2017
10:26 AM

David Mansell:

You jumped the gun as there are engineering works reported.

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MikeP's 1,577 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 9 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

TODMORDEN transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 07 Sep to 16:16 on 07 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:00 on 07 Sep to 16:16 on 07 Sep. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 09:00 on 07 Sep to 16:16 on 07 Sep, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 09:00 on 07 Sep to 16:16 on 07 [BBC]

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David Mansell
11:07 PM

Mike P,
I didn't jump the gun as I posted before any engineering works were announced. When I accessed this site to see if there were any engineering works, the site said there were no reported problems with the Todmorden transmitter. So I reported them. I can't see the point of your comment. Would you care to explain it?

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David Mansell's 42 posts Bronze Bronze US
David Mansell
11:17 PM

MikeP: In fact my comment was published at least an hour before the BBC put their announcement on the site, which doesn't say anything about engineering works, just that everything was off air. As I say when I checked the site there was nothing about engineering works, everything was supposed to be fine. I think you owe me an apology.

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David Mansell's 42 posts Bronze Bronze US
David Mansell
11:58 PM

David Mansell: Also in fact you didn't post your comment until Friday and the Todmorden transmitter breakdown occurred on Thursday. Did you examine the chronology of my comment and of the BBC's comment. You will see that mine came first. The announcement of "engineering works" (just a euphemism for a breakdown, as no "engineering works" were pre-announced, the whole system just stopped at 9.00) you now see on the site was not there on Thursday when I logged into it, as you would know if you has logged in then, rather than on Friday, when it was all over. Your entire statement is rubbish.

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David Mansell's 42 posts Bronze Bronze US
Sunday, 10 September 2017
10:56 AM

David Mansell:

The announcement of engineering works is always given after the fact, so it was likely to be being done when you posted. The work done often involves either reducing the power output or switching the transmitter off completely, for the safety and well being of the engineers doing the work.

Engineering work is not a euphemism for a breakdown at all, it a conventional way of reporting that engineers are carrying out work at the site, sone of which involves attention to the electronics of the transmitter or to the physical structure of the aerials on the mast. As that is an area of high electromagnetic radiation, they may turn the transmitter off for health and safety reasons.

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MikeP's 1,577 posts Gold Gold GB
8:21 PM

David Mansell: Looking at your three posts, why have you made such a big deal out of such a trival issue?

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MikeB's 2,226 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 16 September 2017
David Mansell
10:25 PM

MikeB: Because you accused me of doing something I didn't do. I didn't jump the gun because there was no gun to jump. When I reported the Todmorden transmitter as being down this site was still saying there were no problems with it. If you are so privy to everything that happens at the Todmorden transmitter, perhaps you would care to share the cause of its shutdown with us. If any improvements were made to its operation they have yet to make themselves manifest as it still suffers from the same frequent drop-outs of signal as it did on the day before it broke down without any announcement.
Given your arrogance I can only assume that your name ends with a "k".

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David Mansell's 42 posts Bronze Bronze US
Sunday, 17 September 2017
7:36 PM

David Mansell: Actually, I'm MikeB, not MikeP, so I didn't accuse you of anything.

But looking back, you moaned about your reception last year - and we all said the same thing - get Freesat. But still you complain. And complain.

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MikeB's 2,226 posts Platinum Platinum GB
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