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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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Comments
Sunday, 7 August 2011
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John Fisher
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8:58 AM

I find the postings very interesting but they leave me a bit puzzled as I read that the Belmont transmitter was to be increased in power on the Aug 17 switchover day.
However from the KB Ariels posting it would appear that the power was increased on the
Aug 3 date.
I get my signal direct from Belmont and have not noticed any difference apart from some extra channels, Vision etc,and a slight break up on ITV3 at times.

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David
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9:09 AM

It is channel 22 with the BBC stations that is causing present problems here in Emley Moor area.

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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9:30 AM
Sheffield

on the 3rd of August the mux that carries the BBC channels was moved from ch30 to CH22 and was upped to full power - this is why everyone had to retune - the 17th is the second phase where the rest of the analogue channels dissapear and the other muxes move into their final resting places and upped to full power
So at the moment there is 1 mux on full power with the other muxes to follow on the 17th
Hope this clears it up john - ive been comparing what we had in the past with the new mux on CH 22

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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9:31 AM
Sheffield

David --- did you find that link to the Channel Filters that Taylor Bros make interesting?

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John Fisher
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10:14 AM

Thanks KB Aerials, understand the position now.

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Steve P
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1:53 PM

JF - it seems to be standard that first BBC1 analogue moves to the BBC2analogue channel then the BBC1 frequency is used for digital, then a couple of weeks later all move.

IIUC this is to force people to recognise what is happening, without having thousands all entirely TVless at once.

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David
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1:53 PM

Hi Kieth, yes a filter could well be the answer to present problems. Think I should wait untill September maybe the 21 st and see what the end result is before spending money.
Then Belmont and Emley Moor will be on full power on all channels. Of course I have also to consider Idle relay and the final date for that to be at its final state of digital only.
Many Relays will not broadcast all digital programs but should Idle end up with just the same as EM a consideration would be the aerial to be turned vertical and directed in that direction, ok mine is group B and at moment Idle is group A.

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Briantist
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2:01 PM

KB Aerials Sheffield : Yes, fair point about a multiway amplifier.

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KMJ,Derby
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2:26 PM

David: If you do a manual tune on C22 after storing the Emley Moor channels in preferred locations it should put Belmont in the 800s and stop messages for "new channels found" as you will already have them.

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KB Aerials Sheffield
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5:26 PM
Sheffield

KMJ - good idea ---BUT--- I have known that solution to store the unwanted channels in the normal location


----- worth a try though!

Nothing ventured nothing gained -- can you turn the automatic channel update off though??? this hasn't been answered by David

Keith



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