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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 3 Oct 10:07 until 3 Oct 15:45. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 2 Oct 10:29 until 2 Oct 15:46. . 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
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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
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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
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
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:35 AM

Mike Dimmick: "Before this, the BBC only had 'North'" which is why there are three BBC regional news programmes called "Look North": One from Leeds (Yorkshire), one from Newcastle (North East and Cumbria), and one from Hull (Yorks and Lincs) and "North West Tonight" was originally called "Look North" and "Look North West".


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keith portess
2:11 PM

keep losing ch 11 19 82
was ok before change over
same digital areal new panasonic tv with freeview
when i rescan some signal strengths down
all where 10 before now when it does find them some as low as 2 and 6
is this progress!!!!
are you transmitting at full strength
d.k.portess Mayor of Broughton

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Mark Fletcher
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5:29 PM
Halifax

Re:Keith Portress.The TV channels you described 11,19,82,are all on ArqA frequency 53 along with ArqB on frequency 60,are both transmitting at present on 4kw due to 2 of Tacolneston's Mux's,A and 2 currently broadcasting on frq's 53 & 60 respectively there,hence both Belmont (now fully digital) and Tacolneston (due for digital switchover in November 2011) frequencies clashing on 53 & 60.After Wednesday 23 November 2011 when Tacolneston becomes all-digital,2 of their current frequencies which i mentioned 53 & 60 will be reallocated to frequencies 42 (Mux A becoming SDN) and 59 (Mux 2 becoming D3+4) there ending the frequencies clash as such,thus enabling the 2 currently under strength Belmont Mux's,ArqA (ch 53) and ArqB (ch60) to increase its power to 100kw,by then.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Monday, 19 September 2011
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Ron Cullen
11:24 AM

Hi, could you tell me why belmont is not transmitting at full power causing loss of freeview services and when it is likely to be at full power. thanks

regards
ron

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:26 PM

Ron Cullen: The only two multiplexes on low power at Belmont is Com5/ArqA (Mux Ch53) and Com6/ArqB (Mux Ch60), and will be until the 23rd of November when the power will be increased once these channels are cleared from Tacolneston, this station also using these channels and which Belmont could possibly interfere with if it wasn't on low power.

It should be said though that the main PSB multiplexes will always be much more powerful than the commercial ones even after November.

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Wednesday, 21 September 2011
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Dave
11:20 AM

Is there a problem with the Belmont Transmitter ? I ask because even before digital change over and up to Today we have received all of the channels without any problems. This morning all of the channels COM5 ArqA and COM6 ArqB have disappeared and retuning has not helped.
According to this site there is not supposed to be any alterations to these signals until November.

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Dave
12:16 PM

Please ignore my last post they have come back after a retune again not sure why they disappeared but up and running now.

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Dave's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 22 September 2011
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Maria
8:00 PM

Belmont transmitter, the mux C channels have all disappeared from previously working TV's, retune seems to have fixed the problem!

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Monday, 26 September 2011
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Rachel
1:19 PM
Spalding

I seem to have lost Mux D channels (Film 4 etc...)> Have tried a re-scan and they now don't even appear on my list. Any reason why?

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Peter Everett
2:14 PM

Hi Briantist,
Allthough i live in Hull, I have to use Emley moor, instead of Belmont. This is due to problems caused by a wind turbine.
Since DSO I am very pleased with reception.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your exellent sugestions and links.
many thanks Brian.
best regards
Peter Everett

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