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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)262mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C22 (482.0MHz)262mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)262mDTG-6400W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

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 52 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: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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?

regional news image
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 (149°)
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-
A K TA K TA K TA K TA K T
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4D3+4
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCABBCA
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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.

Comments
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 27 Jul to 11:09 on 27 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 27 Jul to 11:09 on 27 Jul. FM: Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 14:54 today to 14:59 today, Radio 2 FM Sound in Mono from 14:54 today to 14:59 today [BBC]

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Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 27 Jul to 11:09 on 27 Jul, HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:02 on 27 Jul to 11:09 on 27 Jul. FM: Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 14:54 yesterday to 14:59 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Sound in Mono from 14:54 yesterday to [BBC]

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Friday, 9 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 today to 15:06 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 yesterday to 15:06 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 11 August 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 15:04 on 09 Aug to 15:06 on 09 Aug. [BBC]

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Sunday, 9 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 7 Feb 04:16 until 7 Feb 05:15. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 15 February 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:28 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 7 Feb 04:16 until 7 Feb 05:15. . FM: Reduced quality due to a fault from 9 Feb 10:54 until 9 Feb 11:08. . [BBC]

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Monday, 17 February 2020
Stuart Swaine
3:02 PM
Bradford

B. Larocque:
I have tried everything to get BBC Yorkshire and ITV Yorkshire back after retuning my TV on the 15th February 2020. I have now lost all Yorkshire area channels, BBC One Yorkshire (Look North) and ITV Yorkshire (Calendar).
Everything was fine until the retune and I now only get the North East and Cumbria channels from the Bilsdale transmitter. There is no region option anymore neither as it used to say Yorkshire or North East. Now it's just North East so no option. I live in BD7 4PW area of Bradford, West Yorkshire.
So annoying!

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Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:10 AM

Stuart Swaine:

I'm not sure if you are assuming that you have been getting your signals from Wharfedale looking at some of your previous posts, as I see you've moved. The Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker shows that Wharfedale is not the best transmitter at your current location.

Whilst you are predicted to get reception from two local relays Wharfedale & Keighley, you are also predicted to get some reception from 3 main transmitters, Bilsdale, Belmont and Emley Moor.
Wharfedale is a "Light" transmitter with only the 3 main PSB multiplexes, Keighley transmits the 6 main ones, whilst the main transmitters transmit all 8. You'e not predicted to get every multiplex from any of the transmitters but Emley Moor is predicted to give excellent reception of the main 6 - PSBs1-3, COMs4-6.

Now, the strange thing is that Bilsdale is in an almost similar direction to Wharfedale but it's Horizontally polarised whilst Wharfedale is vertical! I think the best thing is to check which way your aerial is actually pointing. I'll also give the details for Emley Moor.
I'll put all these in the next post.

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Chris.SE
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12:35 AM

Stuart Swaine:

Wharfedale - Aerial rods vertical, pointing ~NNE bearing 20 degrees, UHF channels C25, C22, C28.
Bilsdale - Aerial rods Horizontal, pointing ~NNE bearing 32 degrees, UHF C21, C24, C27, C43, C46, C40, C55, C56
Keighley - Aerial rods vertical, pointing ~NNW bearing 334 degrees, UHF C40, C43, C46, C29, C31, C37
Emley Moor ~ Aerial rods Horizontal, pointing ~SSE bearing 153 degrees, UHF C37, C44, C41, C33, C36, C48, C55, & C56

You'll not that Bilsdale & Keighley share some channels so there's predicted co-channel interference, the reason you're unlikely to get al multiplexes from w#either transmitter.

Your best bet is to get the aerial realigned for Emley Moor, make sure it's a Group T / Wideband. You may even get COMs 7&8 as the predictions may have changed due to some recent transmitter changes on the 12th Feb.

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