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The symbol shows the location of the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter which serves 710,000 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 Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Belmont transmitter broadcast?

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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
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C25 (506.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Belmont 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-6150,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LDN
 H -14.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Belmont transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Hull) 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Hull HU1 3RH, 47km north-northwest (346°)
to BBC East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire region - 4 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 0.7m homes 2.7%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 106km west-northwest (299°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Belmont) region - 4 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Emley Moor region

How will the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1965-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-134 Mar 2020
VHFA K TW TW TW TW T
C7ITVwaves
C13BBCtvwaves
C22BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCA
C23ArqA
C25ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C26ArqB
C27LDN
C28BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCBBBCB
C30-SDNSDN
C32C4wavesC4wavesC4waves_local
C33com7
C35com8
C53tv_offArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offC5wavesC5wavesCOM8tv_off
C60tv_off-ArqB

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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 3 Aug 11 and 17 Aug 11.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-5.2dB) 150kW
ARQA, ARQB(-7dB) 100kW
Analogue 5, SDN(-10dB) 50kW
com8(-10.9dB) 40.9kW
com7(-11.3dB) 37.1kW
Mux 2*(-14dB) 20kW
Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 10kW
LDN(-20dB) 5kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-21dB) 4kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Belmont transmitter area

Oct 1959-Jul 1974Anglia Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Yorkshire Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only.

Comments
Tuesday, 2 August 2011
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james Toyne
7:58 AM

does anyone know at what time this is all going to happen as a installer im trying to plan my days of retuning will all be up and running first thing in morning

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james Toyne's 5 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:01 AM

james Toyne: There will be disruption to the services at midnight. Belmont and Weaverthorpe are restored by 6am, Lincoln Central by 9am and Grimsby by noon.

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Mark A.
sentiment_satisfiedGold

10:34 AM

james Toyne:
Belmont BBC2 analogue off and PSB1 digital on at about 6am
Other transmitters in the area switch at 6am, 9am or noon.
See Switchover starts in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice (RH163LB)

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Mark A.'s 368 posts GB
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david wood
5:23 PM
Hunstanton

PE36 6DG

we get terrible disruption to all our stations every day. Even the BBC is affected. Why do we pay a licence fee if we cannot watch tv It is common all over town

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david wood's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:33 PM

david wood: You must pay the TV Licence because you have a television.

However, reception is your responsibly, not that of the broadcasters.

If you have a rooftop aerial, you should have a 100% perfect signal on all multiplexes. Please see Freeview intermittent interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

If you have a booster or amplifier, I would remove it from your system.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:35 PM

david wood: Are you actually using the Belmont transmitter? Your aerial would point north-west, across The Wash, if so. Digital UK's predictor reckons this is your best bet, but you would have needed to get a wideband aerial for best results.

Please note that this transmitter starts the switchover process, to increase digital power and move to clearer frequencies, tonight. The transmitter will be subject to interruption from around midnight (probably 12:20am as that's when the programme ends, though it could be as late as 1:10am) and will continue to be disrupted until 6am. The new high-power digital service should then be running reliably, and you must retune to pick it up.

If you never changed your aerial for digital, this should be a lot more reliable as it's replacing the old analogue BBC Two service.

As Brian says, the signal levels should be more than sufficient without amplification and it could cause distortion. If you find you can't get the BBC digital service from Belmont, or it's unreliable, remove the booster (if any).

The remaining analogue services will be switched off, and replaced by high-power digital services, on the morning of the 17th. Mux C and D will remain on low power temporarily until 23 November, until after Tacolneston has switched over. You will need a wideband aerial for these services.

Note that Belmont carries BBC Look North (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire) and ITV1 Calendar (Yorkshire) rather than the Anglia regional service. There are a number of relays providing this service. Your best bet is Kings Lynn, which will switch over with Tacolneston in November. At present it only provides analogue BBC One East and ITV1 Anglia.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2011
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Thomas
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:13 AM
Leeds

After DSO stage 1, the higher power digital signals from Belmont are actually being picked up here in Leeds (even though my aerial is pointed at Emley Moor). Signal is still weak, but enough for the TV put the channels into the 800s along with Emley Moor's.

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Thomas's 61 posts GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:37 AM

Thomas: Yes, indeed, this is much as expected. You can now watch "Look North From Hull" on 801!

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Rachel
9:41 AM

Well have done a re-scan as I've been instructed, and the signal isn't enough to get anything. Yesterday it was fine.

Now my signal is 'poor'.

Am trying another re-scan to see if that sorts anything.

Any ideas why I can't get my channels?

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Rachel's 3 posts GB
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