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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) mast?

BELMONT transmitter - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 23 Sep 10:05 until 23 Sep 13:42. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 22 Sep 10:01 until 22 Sep 14:50. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 23 S BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Belmont 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C22 (482.0MHz)463mDTG-3150,000W
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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
C27 (522.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

com7
 H -6.1dB
C55 (746.0MHz)463mDTG-637,100W
Channel icons


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
Wednesday, 3 August 2011
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richard
10:24 PM

I live in Nottingham and I have an old standard yagi rooftop aerial pointing at Sutton Coldfield, via which I could receive a barely watchable signal from Belmont (maintaing colour but a lot of noise). I'm now getting a perfect digital reception on channel 22.

Curiously, with an indoor aerial I could get an analogue Belmont reception comparable in picture quality with the rooftop aerial, but the indoor aerial does not pick up the improved digital signal on ch22 - Another example that proves there is a very fine line between perfect digital reception and a black screen.

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Briantist
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10:28 PM

richard: Yes, it's called the "digital cliff", you either receive the multiplex or you don't. Thus "digital" and "analogue"...

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Si Fudge
11:07 PM

Thanks for your prompt reply Briantist.
so after update 2 on the 17th We will all be HD gorging nom nom

Cant wait for my F1 in glorious HD :D

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Thursday, 4 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:05 AM

Si Fudge: Don't forget you need a Freeview HD receiver, and not just an HDTV with Freeview.

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derek hearne
9:31 AM

since the change over yesterday 2.8.11 our tv picture has become dark and slightly fuzzy have carried out many rescans and no improvement - we use bt vision - prior to the digital change our picture was very crisp and clear - also noticed the volume gone down. What is the best way to get or tv picture back to the standard it was. we have roofop aerial which was renewed about years ago.no boosters.

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Friday, 5 August 2011
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Richard Paskin
12:42 PM
Buxton

postcode SK17 9TY receiving from BELMONT
Arial is 3 yr old high gain horizontal.
Changeover 3-aug - lost all my BBCchannels after reset. Tried several auto and manual resets.
Box is a SAGEM PVR 6240T
Receiving channels 48,57,66 & 68 all with good signal strength and good signal quality.
Should also get channels 22 &60 according to info on Belmont Transmitter
Channel 22 signal strength 87% Quality 2%
Channel 60 signal strength 64% Quality 2%
Have contacted Sagemcom who say this receiver should have NO problems receiving the new channels and couldn't explain why I was not receiving the reset channels.
Have you any ideas, and is it possible things will corrected themselves after switchover complete.

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Andy
3:09 PM
Sheffield

Roof top aerial, WH, receiving Freeview

I see as part of phase two of the digital switch over there is a significant boost in power. I've read that too strong a signal can cause loss of picture and I'm concerned as my roof top aerial currently has a masthead amp. If I encounter problems can I simply remove the 'antiference p1200' power supply unit from my set-up and all will work OK? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:16 PM

Andy: Most likely not! as the masthead amplifier being unpowered will likely drag the signal right down to under the reception threshold of your receiving equipment.

Doing the type of thing you suggested sometimes can work if a person is within a few miles of a high powered transmitter such as Belmont, but Belmont is 57 miles away and as such can be discounted as far as the type of problem you are thinking about is concerned.

The trade predictor indicates you as having a number of reception possibilities, Sheffield shows as being promising from the 24th of this month and Chesterfield likewise from the 10th, its a case of what station your aerial is pointing at?

The only thing I will point out is that for the latter two transmitters mentioned your aerial should be vertically polarised, not horizontal, but I would not make any changes as yet with your amplifier, as if you are using any of the local transmitters their power output "might" not be high enough to cause a problem, however should there be any suspicion that it is, then a simple attenuator in line with your equipments aerial socket will cure the problem.


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Andy
5:17 PM
Sheffield

Andy: Thanks for the reply jb38.

I am seriously considering swapping over to the Sheffield transmitter, but not until after after 27 September when it starts transmitting ArqB (will this mean a new aerial or just rotating it to vertical?). The reason for changing from Belmont would be to get my more local news, but we've managed without for the last 10 years! :-).

Do you think I will have problems remaining with Belmont after 17 August and beyond (due to the power increase) and ought to source an attenuator just in case? Cheers.

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