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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?

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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
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
Friday, 5 August 2011
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jb38
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5:47 PM

Andy: As you have indicated that your aerial is wideband then it would just simply be a case of turning it to be vertically polarised, although as you are as only three miles away from the transmitter you would probably find that you could receive it as it is, although technically its not correct!

As far as Belmont is concerned, I very much doubt that anyone would experience signal overloading problems from a transmitter 57 miles away, albeit that I know it does seem to give good signal strength in areas you might not expect it to.

I still don't think you have anything to worry about though!

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jb38
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5:51 PM

Andy: Meant to add, that Belmont is already on high power on its main BBC A Mux on Ch22.

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Andy
6:11 PM
Sheffield

Andy: Jb38 that is really helpful and reassuring - thank you for taking the time to help with my queries. (Had no problems with the BBC 1 swap over on 3 August, so that bodes well for the 17 August).

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Saturday, 6 August 2011
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Dean Morris
10:25 PM
Hull

After resettig and rescanning my Samsub SDT-7000 Plus freeview settop box I am missing all channels in the BBCA group. All other channels appear to be there. The strange this is that my daughter has recanned her settop box (Goodmans) in her bedroom and she's getting the BBCA group fine. I have tried a manual scan on my SDT7000 on Ch22, setting the TxMode to 2K and 8K and the Guard Interval to 1/32 1/16 1/8 and 1/4, but it still doesn't recognise the group. Do I have to wait until the freeview signal is stronger from Wed 17 Aug? Any ideas? NB. Aerial is on roof attached to chimney.

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Dean Morris
10:59 PM

I should add that on Ch22 (482 MHz), Level and Quality are both 0. But how can the Goodmans pick it up ok? I'm baffled. Both boxes are on a booster by the way.

Any help appreciated.

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Sunday, 7 August 2011
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jb38
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8:10 AM

Dean Morris: The point is that although the zero indication on your Samsung's manual scan could be because of it having a problem in responding to Ch22's 8K operating mode, this irrespective of what it might state in the spec, but on the other hand it could also be caused by the signal being too strong for the tuners input, so try it with the booster being by-passed.

Although I will say that at your distance of 31 miles away from the transmitter I would be very surprised if it was an over strong signal, but it depends entirely on the box.

By the way no two devices respond the same, and its not uncommon for one TV/box to work where another wont.

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Dean Morris
9:37 AM

jb38: thanks for taking the time to help. i've tried re-scanning with no booster but it now picks up no channels at all. Good idea though. It looks doomed doesn't it? I'd like to save the Samsung if possible. It's a nice piece of kit. Picture quality is great and has got 60Hz input. Any other ideas?

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p batley
10:30 AM
Leeds

to solve all your freeview problems go out and bye a FREESAT BOX AND DISH you can get them very cheap from argos or b&q 200 channels easy to install i did you get all freeview channels and more no picture break up etc you can even watch all bbc regional programmes i bought a humax hd box for 90 pound and used my sky dish to me freeview as to many problems

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jb38
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10:54 AM

Dean Morris: That's the snag with older boxes that state as being compatible with 8K signals, as although in some cases if they are its usually in a very erratic fashion and something only really being rectifiable with a software update, this not being guaranteed to exist any longer as I couldn't find any on various checks I made including one on Samsungs support site.

Of course this suspected 8K incompatibility problem will be proven or other wise come the 17th of the month when the main switchover happens, as the ITV channels will also be changing to 8K operation at the same time as going onto high power, so if this is the problem then they should likewise vanish.

Just a small point though, I take it you have tried the Samsung using your daughters aerial input? and just out of curiosity what signal do you see on her box when on BBC's Mux Ch22?

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Dean Morris
11:40 AM

jb38: Thanks for your attempts again. Yes I expect to lose more channels on 17th Aug. We'll see? The Goodmans and the Samsung are both on the same circuit using the same aerial on a 'Select SLX PSU Masterhead amplifier power supply'. I have tried the Samsung upstairs on the other aerial connection, but the BBCA group is still missing.

On the Goodmans, BBC News channel has Singal 80+% and Quality 85+%. So this looks good.

On the Samsung, there is a menu option 'Check for download'. It has always been version 1.1. New version has always been N/A. There has never been a new download available, and I have checked often.

I think the Samsung SDT-7000 Plus is finished, unless the 17th brings a resurrection. Would you agree? Once again, thanks for help.

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