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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
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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 1 (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 ITV1 +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 1 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
Saturday, 20 August 2011
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Lawrence
2:46 PM

Retuned without the ariel, then replugged and did factory set up and now all channels seem sketchy at best and unwatchable at worst. The only channels behaving themselves are the ones with the lowest transmission. If I remove my signal booster then the reverse happens with the stronger channels working fine and the weaker ones breaking up. I also need the booster/splitter to get any signal in other rooms in the house.

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jb38
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4:26 PM

Lawrence: Yes, unfortunately that's the kind of problem that is inevitable when the main transmitters are on such a high power compared to the lesser ones, as in many areas its difficult to strike a happy balance between reducing the main ones but without killing off the weaker channels.

About the only thing that can be done in these circumstances, which I will say are only temporary until 23rd of November, is to use a booster with a variable power, using the trial and error way of just backing off the main channels a little bit at a time and no more, hopefully by doing this not having killed the weaker ones in the process.

Nothing else can really be done except to wait until November when the situation should correct itself, at least it will do for some, as stations operating variable transmission powers will always cause problems for many people.

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Lawrence
8:43 PM

Thanks JB38, what happens in November which should sort out the problem? Are they putting all channels on full power? And why the delay? Does anyone know of a 4 way splitter/booster that has individual gain control to each output to account for the tv 1 foot away and others 20 and 30 metres away?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:49 PM

Lawrence: Well in November they should be going up from 4Kw to 100Kw after channels that would be presently affected on a distant transmitter are cleared.

You cant really get boosters that can do as you were enquiring about, and all I was really meaning was that its far easier to obtain a happy medium if the booster being used is variable.

I really don't think it worth the cost though, as any booster purchased is liable to become redundant come November.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:57 PM

Lawrence: Just a point of clarification, the distance your various TV's are from the booster doesn't really come in to what I am referring to, which is trying to stop a powerful signal from overloading a set whilst at the same time not reducing other stations that are already weak.

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Monday, 22 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:55 AM

Des Collier: Sorry for not replying earlier.

I would think there are two possible reasons.

The first is a source of Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice close to the receiver with the missing channels; or

The reception levels are just low enough to spot the different sensitivity levels where the missing multiplex is "just below" the reception threshold.

I would, as always, start by suspecting the fly leads.

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simon
1:04 PM
Lincoln

Thanks for the advice les,on saturday the whole signal failed and left 2 blocks of flats without a signal,luckily the council pulled its finger out very quickly and the engineer came this morning and fitted a new distribution amplifier,apparently the old one couldn't detect all the mux's,now i have more channels than ever,happy days

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Roger Scales
2:18 PM

After the changover 17/08/11 my Thompson HDD recorder DHD4000 and Pace "Twin Digital" HDD recorder loses many stations and any recordings are imposible & only last about 2 to 5 minutes, both have been factory reset & reinstalled many times with no result, the "Freeview" TV it uses if fine, both units are about 5 years old so will be interested to know other peoples similar units.

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Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:22 AM

Roger Scales: I presume you have tried My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice on each, but I have a feeling that both the Thompson DHD4000 and Pace "Twin Digital" are prone to not working after switchover.

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Des Collier
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2:31 PM

Brian,thanks for that,i checked & found problems with the diplexer wall sockets,(suspect been knocked by the hoover!!!),will change them & let you know.

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