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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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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
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David
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2:38 PM

District is BD2.
Signal strength is Max. for Ch22 but lower for Ch45 hence the problem, they must have really upped the power at Belmont.
It needs a reduction at Belmont untill Emley Moor is turned up at its switch off or turning up now.
Think they made a big planning error here.
I recall years ago the anologue power of Belmont was turned down in this direction

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Briantist
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2:46 PM

David: Sorry, but there is no planning error. This is how the digital switchover process happens.

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Steve P
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3:31 PM

I presume the reason for the two stage process is partly technical, to get stuff working - and partly to force deniers in the public to realise they must act, rather than have them all complaining that they have been cut off?

And presumably it allows testing of aerial effectiveness at full digital power?

How many millions were spent on new aerials when the old ones would now work fine for digital?

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5:57 PM

Steve P: The reason for the two-stage switchover is to allow people who were unable to receive any Freeview service before switchover a couple of weeks to grab a Freeview box.

This was four weeks when the process started, but this was felt to be too long.

Two weeks allows for the retailers to have enough extra stock of Freeview boxes.

The period is not for testing, this is done overnight a few months before switchover where it deemed necessary.

On most transmitters the "new equipment" has been broadcasting the old analogue services prior to switchover.

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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8:52 PM
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tested signal off belmont today in 3 different locations in sheffield - first in the morning where I knew I could get a signal without going up a ladder - the signal off the ground was 49 db the signal on ch48 was 32db -- usually the BBC mux and the one that carries itv come in at a very similar level so looks like the signal has gone up by 17 db or there abouts - second test was in Beighton s20 where I was on a roof lining an aerial up on Emley Moor but before i did that i did a search for Belmont I was getting 40db at this location from ch 22 - the rest of belmont analogue and other muxes were not visible at all on my analyser I live in Beighton and cant say I have ever been able to receive ~Belmont in this location - 3rd location customer had an old group A aerial in a poor reception area - the fault was satellite related but I took the opportunity to measure the signal there the signal all be it after a mast head amp was 58 db the analogue signals were around 62 db no sign of anything above ch 32 so no sign of itv on ch 48 - customer claimed she has never been able to get digital through an aerial ---- EVER and knowing the area I know thats about right unless the aerial is A1 bang on alignment with ct100 cable and a decent high gain low noise mast head amp (and good will )

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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8:58 PM
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David - CH 45 isnt Emley Moor the BBC mux from Emley is on CH 52 -
THE channels for digital are 39 (HD) 40 43 46 39 50 52 - dont know the area but if your receiving digital BBC on CH 45 I assume its a local transmitter not Emley

Also I have no idea why the contrast and colour should be affected in any way - the new signal from Belmont in sheffield is amazingly strong and hopefully if Emley Moor goes up this amount then we can start offering the correct regional news in areas where we couldn't before switchover

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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8:59 PM
Hope Valley

sorry that should have read
39 40 43 46 49 50 52 -- I put 39 on the previous post twice


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Briantist
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9:12 PM

KB Aerials Sheffield : And thanks for the information, it is very interesting to see how good the coverage from Belmont is going to be.

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David
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9:18 PM

Hi, KB.
Just spoken to the Digital/anologue switch over people and they advised me to manual tune to those channels you have quoted, afyer a re-scan with no aerial connected.
Also to note not to do any more re-tunes/scans that the TV might request, only those on the 7 th. Sept. and 21 st. Sept.
The picture of the TV had to be reset to get good picture following the Facrory Default as supplied had been done by me to try to get the right transmitter.

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