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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?

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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, 21 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

5:56 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:15 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

1:02 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:15 today to 02:22 today BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:02 today to 07:33 today [BBC]

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Thursday, 22 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

5:05 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:15 yesterday to 02:22 yesterday BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:02 yesterday to 07:33 yesterday [BBC]

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j watson
3:58 PM

I have no signal at all/tried retuning since 21/9/11 no success. (I have sky tv which is ok.) but if i try to retune my tv+1tv upstairs to watch without going via sky they have no signal. they are both brand new tvs with freeview built in. yesterday i managed to get bbc 2 and itv but now they have disappeared. the ariel is on the roof and ok.
I need to be able to watch without going through sky as sometimes someone else is watching a different channel so we have to watch via normal tv.

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Friday, 23 September 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:40 AM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:15 on 21 Sep to 02:22 on 21 Sep BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 07:02 on 21 Sep to 07:33 on 21 Sep [BBC]

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Sunday, 25 September 2011
richard cowton
3:56 PM

when will the wharfdale tranmitter be full digital

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
Tony Scull
4:33 PM

You say: 'no problems at Wharfedale transmitter'. But in fact there is a big problem affecting many Freeview viewers in different parts of Ilkley, in that the BBC MUX is intermittently off air for long periods. (Other channels are OK). On 28 Sept there was a 5-hr gap, and today all BBC channels are only occasionally viewable. Message is always 'poor signal' or 'no signal', and the trouble always seems to start around 13.00 hrs. Please investigate. My postcode is LS29 9NG.

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Mike Dimmick

5:18 PM

Tony Scull: The 'no problems' message comes from scraping the BBC's reception website, and this is only done periodically. By clicking through the 'BBC Reception Test' link, I can see there actually was a problem reported from 13:08 to 13:13 today.

To report a problem, go to BBC - Reception problems , select 'No' under 'Does this answer your question' and click Continue. If you keep following through the wizard, eventually you get to a form where you can enter a problem report.

If you still have problems that don't match up with the BBC website, it's possible that you have too much signal. See Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice .

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Transmitter engineering

6:39 PM

WHARFEDALE transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 13:08 today to 13:13 today [BBC]

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