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The symbol shows the location of the Wharfedale (Leeds, England) transmitter which serves 14,000 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 Wharfedale (Leeds, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Wharfedale 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
C25 (506.0MHz)262mDTG-400W
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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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C22 (482.0MHz)262mDTG-400W
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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),

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)262mDTG-400W
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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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Wharfedale (Leeds, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance mix, GREAT! romance, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, Yesterday +1.

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 Wharfedale transmitter?

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 19km southeast (143°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 17km south-southeast (148°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Wharfedale (Leeds, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1331 Dec 2019-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 400W

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. Wharfedale 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.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011
Joe Parker
5:00 PM


I live in the Highroyds Area of Menston and looking at the map above, when I zoom in there is a big square of white/no colour exactly where I am...will I have digital today or on the 21st when the stage 2 happens.

My postcode is LS29 6PU and doesn't show on the digital website as a valid post code.

Many Thanks


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Joe Parker's 2 posts GB flag

5:35 PM

Joe Parker: Let's try LS29 8JG which is close by.

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5:36 PM

Joe Parker: Which says you will get Freeview Light from Wharfedale or Addingham, half today, the other half plus Freeview HD in two weeks time.

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Joe Parker
6:33 PM

Ok, thanks. I live in an apartment building and it had the aerial sockets already in the bedroom and livingroom along with sky sockets etc. Sky works fine and there is an aerial on the roof of the building however I have just plugged my tv with built-in-freeview into the socket and done a scan but picked up no channels at all.

Any ideas why? Was there a certain time that they would be completed by today?

Many thanks for your quick reply :-)

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Transmitter engineering

8:42 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:52 today to 07:39 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,969 posts xx flag
10:12 PM

I live in the centre of Ilkley and have just switched from analogue to freeview. However, the TV says that there is no signal and we are getting a picture for about 10 seconds, then black

Might it be the aerial (although we had no problem with our analogue signal) or is it a problem with our location near the moor?

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Helen's 2 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 06:52 yesterday to 07:39 yesterday [BBC]

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7:19 AM

Helen: You should have a perfect signal from the Wharfedale transmitter. Is your aerial on the roof?

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Briantist's 38,910 posts GB flag
11:04 AM

Ditto with Helen!
Yesterday we tried to retune mothers TV in central Ilkley. The freeview box found NO signals whatsoever.
She lives in a block of flats, where we cannot see where the aerial points. Being over 75 she has had the free visit and was told her signal comes from Emley. We retuned her to analogue but with no BBC2.

We are in Burley-in-Wharfedale. We now have (without Freeview) all the BBC chanels incl Red Button and radio, but no BBC2 or Ch5. Our aerial points to Wharfedale.

Despite the advice being to retune to get BBC2, neither of us can get it.

Will we both have to wait 2 weeks to get these?

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