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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


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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;
green background for transmission frequencies
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, 7 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:40 PM

Des Collier: Good to hear that you have sorted the problems out.

I'm quite sure that homes around The Wash have always used Belmont, as I recall this "title card" being shown on ITV in the 1970s (when I was very small):

http://ukfree.tv/styles/i….png

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:40 PM

Des Collier: Good to hear that you have sorted the problems out.

I'm quite sure that homes around The Wash have always used Belmont, as I recall this "title card" being shown on ITV in the 1970s (when I was very small):


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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Saturday, 10 September 2011
G
G Havard
6:24 PM
Skegness

Graham PE25 3JJ
I live in Skegness Lincs and have recently retuned my TV for the digital channels.
Prior to the change over I received ALL the availble programmes, but now, in spite of inserting a signal booster and re-installing many times, I have lost at least 30%. An apparent anomaly is that I get channel 37 (Price Drop) but not the sister channels.
My set-top box/recorder (Grundig- who have no answer) is recent and up-to-date tech.
Any solutions???

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:39 PM

G Havard: First, please get rid of the signal booster, as it will only make matters worse.

Secondly, the "ArqA" multiplex is broadcast at low power levels until 23rd November 2011, at which point they are boosted to full strength and you will get the missing channels.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Tuesday, 13 September 2011
M
Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:28 AM
Halifax

Although in Emley Moor territory,having posted similar comments on their page,i can clearly receive 3 of Belmont's 6 Multiplexes on my Freeview+ non-HD set-top box,surprising really as i reside in a hilly area North of Halifax some 70+ miles away from the Belmont transmitter using a set-top indoor aerial without an amplifier.These Mux's being BBCA on ch 22,D3+4 on ch 25 and SDN on ch 30 all 100% quality and stabilising on 71% strength.Only ArqA on ch 53 and ArqB on ch 60 both currently on very low power due to frequencies clashing with Tacolneston until Wednesday 23 November 2011,and BBCB (HD) on ch 28 (being a non-HD box) are the other 3 Belmont Mux's i am currently unable to receive,although 2 of the above,ArqA (ch 53) and ArqB (ch 60) after the Tacolneston switchover will have both its signal powers increased as the frequencies clash which i mentioned earlier ends on the above date stated,and possibly i may end up receiving both ArqA and ArqB Mux's from Belmont as well.I will reveal all when that time comes !

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Des Collier
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

7:55 PM

Briantist:-Remember that caption well!!!,when i was young,it used to be Anglia up until 1974,i also noticed in norfolk,there are a heck of a lot of relay stations,the further east you go,especially on the coast,the majority of people have 2 aerials,one to belmont,& the other,vertically polarised to the local relay,& people say norfolk's flat & borin'!!!!


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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:58 PM

Des Collier: As I recall, back in the 1970s, most ITV regions scheduled "network" programmes at different times, as there were quite a lot of "regional" programmes.

Many people had multiple aerials so they could have ITV from different regions, so they could catch, their favourite soap, quiz, chat or game show half an hour earlier.

There was a tune to go with the above caption - http://ukfree.tv/styles/i….mp3 .

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Wednesday, 14 September 2011
J
John Jordan
10:36 PM
Sheffield

Des Collier, Briantist: The real joy of having multiple aerials back in the 70s was for films and the Sunday afternoon football. Here in Sheffield, depending in which part of the city you live, you can receive Belmont, Bilsdale, Emley Moor and Waltham. Yorkshire TVs main match on their Sunday highlights show would regularly feature L**ds. But one of the other regions might be showing a 4-4 thriller.

I seem to recall uproar in Lincolnshire back in 1974 when Yorkshire TV was allocated to Belmont replacing Anglia TV. I think it was all to do with the government messing about with boundaries. I know I wasn't pleased.

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Thursday, 15 September 2011
M
Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:46 AM

John Jordan: Allegedly it was because the non-overlap area of Emley Moor for UHF - that is, the area not served by other transmitters - was too small to sustain Yorkshire Television, so either Bilsdale or Belmont would have to be added. Assigning Bilsdale to Yorkshire would have in turn made Tyne Tees too small. So north Yorkshire ends up in Tyne Tees and half of Lincolnshire in 'Yorkshire'.

Part of the problem is that Yorkshire planning was clearly done by the IBA, selecting two of their sites, while Tyne Tees was done by the BBC, selecting their main site at Pontop Pike. As far as I can see, Bilsdale was a new site for UHF and so really, a bit more thought should have been put into siting it! Belmont itself is probably a bit too far north.

BBC regional broadcasting didn't really get going until the early 70s, by which time the UHF network planning had already been done, the new transmitters erected, and the services started up. Before this, the BBC only had 'North'.

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