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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 - Belmont transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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 9 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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, 10 August 2011
Robert Hill
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

10:03 PM
Wetherby

Barbara Allen, sorry, you can't get BBC1 and BBC2 on digital but since the Belmont transmitter had its first switchover. The BBC multiplex on channel 22, is now higher power, 150 kW. I live in West Yorkshire nearly 62 miles away from the Belmont transmitter and I can receive the high power BBC channels. Okay. So unless there is something else different at your mothers end?
Try a factory reset. The Belmont transmitter is not my local transmitter. It is Emley Moor. There is a possibility. If you have not done what I suggest that the BBC digital on 22 is in the 800s. Next Wednesday 17th August is the second digital switchover, try the factory reset (rescanning) again. My location is a small village called Bramham near Wetherby West Yorkshire. I hope I have been of some help, if not maybe somebody else will give you an better explanation.

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Lawrence
10:39 PM

Thanks for the reply Mike, much appreciated! I had read something similar posted elsewhere but it seems rediculous that a too strong signal results in poor tv performance. The problem is that the signal booster is needed to boost the signal to a tv in a bedroom a long way away at the back of the house. Without it this tv reads no signal. Still I'm going to have to try it because it's driving me nuts only getting some channels.
Could anyone recommend a decent 4 way splitter preferably shielded? all the ones I've found seem to have satellite f connectors and I have normal co axial plugs. Can I mix them on the same wire ie co ax one end and f connector on the other? Any help or advice gratefully received!

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Lawrence's 9 posts GB
Friday, 12 August 2011
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ANJI
10:18 AM

Does anyone know why today 12/08/11, I've lost all digital channels, apart from BBC1 BBC2, 7, 9, then it goes to channel 70??? Apparently there is nothing going on at Belmont? Had all channels recently.

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Iain
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:00 PM
Kilmacolm

Lawrence: Consoltronic Ltd, via Amazon, do one for a couple of quid. Maybe worth a try? Hope this helps.

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Iain's 25 posts GB
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Des Collier
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

5:56 PM

BRIAN:- THANKS FOR THE INFO,ALSO FOUND OUT THAT YOU NEED A FREEVIEW HD TV & INTERNET CONNECTION TO USE THEM AFTER FULL SWITCHOVER.(GOT THIS OFF SCREEN).

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB
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Annoyed viewer
8:37 PM

Having had drop out problems when Belmont signals were on low power I now see that replies are being made about too strong a signal possibly being the problem even though BBC1 is the only channel on full power at the moment. It seems that poor design isn't being allowed in to the equation. Firstly you blame any piece of electrical equipment that you can think of as being the cause of interference. If that fails blame the signal level. Digital is showing its failings, but it seems nobody wants to admit that. I now have audio drop out with in or out of sync video. Bring back analogue all is forgiven

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:41 PM

Annoyed viewer: Digital Terrestrial TV reception is, and always will be, far more critical than analogue reception ever has been, however the problems you have been experiencing should in theory be rectified come the 17th of the month.

However, that is with the exception of Mux's ArqA & ArqB, as they will be operating on only 4Kw until final switchover on 23rd of November, this being something that is bound to cause problems for many who cant really boost the signal to receive them without the danger of the 150Kw high power Mux channels overloading the tuners in their TV's / boxes, this having the same effect as a signal that is too weak, that being a blank screen!

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 13 August 2011
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Rafael
12:35 PM

I can watch every single channel except all from the BBC since the switch over. I had re-scanned the box numerous times and still no luck. I tried on2 different boxes (BT Vision & Sagem) and same story. I had checked cables, everything.

Louth, Lincolnshire

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jb38
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

3:43 PM

Rafael: Taking it you are meaning Belmont? which isn't really switched over as yet with the exception of the BBC1 Mux transmitter, this now operating on full power as well as the new 8K transmission mode, but try a manual scan on Mux channel 22 (BBC1) and see what comes up.

As you are only located at 8 miles away from this transmitter the possibility exists that your equipment is experiencing signal overload problems which will block reception, so if any boosters are in line try removing them, but if by any chance this doesn't make any difference then a attenuator in line with the aerial socket could effect a cure. (this info much more applicable if using an outside aerial)

To test for overload problem, if you can access a set top type aerial give that a try, as if BBC1 is then found to work that proves you are suffering from signal overloading.

Of course another more dastardly problem could exist if none of the above effects a cure, that being of your receiving equipment not being able to respond to an 8k signal, although this would apply more with older equipments.



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jb38's 22 posts GB
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Lawrence
9:53 PM

Thanks for the advice guys. Attenuator arrived today but weirdly all channels were viewable when I turned on the tv without it. Something must have changed and it's nothing I've done this end?

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