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Switchover starts in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

If you live in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire your digital switchover starts tonight.

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This week sees the first stage of the digital television switchover for 747,300 homes in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

From 6am Wednesday 3rd August 2011, you must to a perform a "first time installation" retune (sometimes "Factory Reset" or "Shipping Condition") on your Freeview box or television set if you use the Belmont or Oliver's Mount full service Freeview transmitters. This is because the old "multiplex 1" BBC service will be replaced by the BBCA multiplex on a different frequency.

If you use the Grimsby (by noon), Hunmanby (9am), Lincoln Central (by 9am) or Weaverthorpe (by 6am) relay transmitters, from Wednesday 3rd August 2011 you will be able to receive the BBC Freeview services (with the exception of HD) for the first time, and you will no longer be able to view BBC TWO on analogue.

Belmont and Olivers Mount transmitter groups

You MAY find that old equipment will no longer work - see TVs and boxes that do not support the 8k-mode

Humber Bridge

On Wednesday 17th August 2011 will see the second stage of switchover, which provides the final Freeview configuration, including Freeview HD for all transmitters in this region.

On this date, you will need, once again, to do a "first time installation" as indicated above.

A small aside

Whenever I hear the name "Belmont", it reminds me of seeing this card on the ITV button in the morning



Which was accompanied by this music and voice: Yorkshire Television Theme Tune which I guess must have been some early inspiration for this site...

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Tuesday, 2 August 2011
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David
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10:15 AM

I note the area shows North Norfolk where I holiday in September each year in the past TV reception was horrible will it now improve?

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Briantist
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10:20 AM

David: that is the whole point off the exercise. If you can provide a postcode a more specific answer can be provided.

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Steve P
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11:24 AM

Pop on a postcode, you're not properly addessed without it.

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David
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11:47 AM

NR23

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Steve P
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12:22 PM

David - need full postcode. Put it in top left this page yourself then delete if you want. Here good too

UK digital TV reception predictor


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David
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12:29 PM

Done, reports NO Reception.
Of course that is what I found when last in the North Norfolk area.
Hence my question will it improve?

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Steve P
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1:20 PM

... UK digital TV reception predictor

Belmont perhaps? Depends perhaps on where exactly.

Freesat is not very pricey.

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Mark
1:20 PM
Hunstanton

We live in Hunstanton PE36 5DP near Sandringham. We have been told that on or about November 23 the Sandringham transmitter will go digital and be stepped up and should enable us to get Anglia. Is this true?

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Mike Dimmick
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1:31 PM

David: North Norfolk is primarily served by both the Belmont and Tacolneston main transmitters. There are a number of relay transmitters - relaying Tacolneston - in the area which provide a full four-channel analogue service now and will provide a Freeview Light service after switchover.

There are also some two-channel relays which broadcast BBC One East and ITV1 Anglia only, in areas that are currently better served by Belmont. At switchover these will also become full Freeview Light transmitters.

In addition there are new relays at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, which will start up when Tacolneston switches over in November. Also, some relays in this region are getting the same power as before switchover - usually there is a reduction, as less power is required for digital - and some have a large power increase.

Please check the Digital UK postcode checker for an indication of what you can expect - though there are still some low-lying coastal areas where the signal will be blocked by the terrain.

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Mike Dimmick
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1:39 PM

Mark: The relay in the Sandringham estate is called 'Kings Lynn' by the broadcasters. It currently only transmits BBC One Anglia and ITV1 Anglia - the signals from Belmont in its coverage area for all four main analogue channels are strong enough, but BBC One and ITV1 are the wrong region (since Belmont was re-attributed from Anglia to Yorkshire in the 1970s).

You should get digital equipment now and retune tomorrow, and on the 17th, to keep receiving BBC Two and Channel 4. You will still get BBC One East and ITV1 Anglia from Kings Lynn on analogue - you'll need to retune again on 9 November (for BBC) and 23 November (for ITV1) to get the new digital signals from Kings Lynn.

Digital UK's predictor suggests that you should get a full service from Belmont.

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