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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: Low power due to essential engineering from 30 Nov 10:47 until 30 Nov 11:45. . 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 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
Sunday, 13 November 2011
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Richard
10:18 PM

No signal either where I am in Sproatley this is appalling why is this happening bring back analogue!

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Neil
10:42 PM

well its about time that you left the tv alone instead of playing around with it, before the switch over to Digi we didnt have a problem recieving any Channels but right now we have nothing else but trouble.

Neil

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Monday, 14 November 2011
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Mark Fletcher
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8:10 AM
Halifax

Mark Fletcher.Living in HX2 9JY house number 3 and even here i lost the three available mux's i can receive at present from Belmont,BBCA fr 22,D3+4 fr 25,SDN fr 30,around 9pm-11pm on Sunday 13 November 2011.Luckily being in Emley Moor territory as well as being on the edge of Winter Hill territory myself,i temporarily retuned to these transmissions instead.To Will,Neil Watson and another Neil above who failed to leave their full postcodes,along with Alan in Bridlington and Richard in Sproatley,don't worry Belmont itself was not having any troubles,the trouble was caused by atmospheric conditions or an inversion effect that often causes the local transmissions to either pixellate or completely lose their signals altogether,as well as distant transmissions normally unreceivable becoming temporarily receivable only for short spells which fade and reappear ultimately fading away when the inversion affect clears which was the case with Belmont last night.I will fully update in my next posting some experiments i carried out during the time affected as such.

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will
9:04 AM

Mark, I am in bridlington also, i was led to believe that after the change over we wouldnt get the Inversion Effect and this is the first time since change over it has happened for me, luckily we have a sky box ( not subscribbed) so could carry on watching tv via
That. looks like then i need to be on the look out for a good freesat box .

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Mark Fletcher
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9:12 AM
Halifax

Following on from my previous post in reply to those who failed to leave their full postcodes and the causes of why Belmont became unreceivable last night (Sun 13 Nov 2011).As i mentioned earlier i conducted some experiments.As my aerial is an indoor wideband set-top type,on this occasion i amplified the signals with a booster,and i was surprised at the following.Frequency 32 transmitter name Digitenne from Holland/Netherlands,from possibly Leeuwarden,this came on and off (now off again)yet when i polarised this signal vertically the transmissions when on were stable,surprising really that in the Netherlands/Holland nearly if not all transmissions are vertical in polarisation.That was the only foreign transmission i temporarily picked up.Other UK frequencies i briefly picked up were fr 31 SDN multiplex from the Sandy Heath mast,all except the (fr 58) BBCB (HD) mux's from Waltham tansmitter (my box is non-HD),SDN fr 29,D3+4 fr 54,ArqA fr 56,ArqB fr 57,BBCA fr 61.Although i had to delete,rescan and redelete for the experiments i conducted to work as some duplications namely SDN,ArqA,ArqB do not replicate,while BBCA,D3+4 duplicates do replicate however.The Waltham transmissions plus the Sandy Heath SDN mux were only receivable when my amplified signal booster was turned on,once i switched off and plugged back into non-amplified mode with antenna back into my set-top box those transmissions disappeared,yet signal booster back on they returned.So my conclusion was that the Belmont transmissions which some viewers had faults with last night was not directly mast related,but atmospheric related as such or to rephrase a temporary inversion effect condition existed during that time period concerned which caused Belmont transmissions either to pixellate or disappear into "No Signal" mode.Currently as i am typing this Belmont's BBCA fr 22,D3+4 fr 25,both 100% quality 71% strength,while Belmont's SDN fr 30 100% quality 69% strength without signal booster,that is.All for now is back to normal.

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Neil Watson
9:35 AM
Driffield

@Mark. My postcode is YO25 4UX and aerial on the roof, so on the edge of reception for Belmont, but have had no issues at all since switchover (or before).



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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:35 AM
Doncaster

This is interesting and is another reason that digital pictures break-up. The problem is that these symptoms are all the same for all these:
* co-channel interference (whether caused by lift conditions or just in an area where two signals overlap)
* weak signal
* too higher level signal
* interference/noise from other electrical devices

Another one on the list might be reflected signals, although I appreciate that digital broadcasts are OK with it, I guess that there will be limits.


With analogue the signal itself could be seen making it much easier to identify the cause and hence a possible solution or at mitigation as far as possible.


I have had my own issues with reception from an aerial in the loft. Moving it away from the roof felt has resolved the break-up (particularly bad on C51).

However, yesterday whilst watching Formula 1 it froze a few times. The other evening (last week sometime) it did it several times in ten minutes (on BBC mux). I am now going to leave it and see how it goes. It might be co-channel interference rather than bad siting of the aerial. So I won't get the step ladder out just yet.

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Monty
11:59 AM

Am at Cleethorpes, postcode DN357QE, last night and also this morning, Challenge on Channel 46 was continuously breaking up and losing signal, whereas previously it has been strong and reliable. This is annoying as I wanted to watch the wrestling and was unable to do so.

What is going on with Freeview?

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Monty
2:41 PM

Just an update. The problem has got worse as there is now no signal on Channel 46 whatsoever, yet the rest of the channels work fine. Something (or someone) appears to have messed things up somehow.

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Mike Dimmick
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7:57 PM

Monty: At that postcode, the predicted coverage of the ArqA multiplex (which carries Challenge) from Belmont is good, though not quite as good as the others.

It's worth checking that your box hasn't tuned in Emley Moor on UHF channel 52 instead. This is expected to be significantly weaker. Some boxes just store the first version of a multiplex that they find. See Digital Region Overlap for ideas on how to resolve this.

If you didn't have digital before switchover, you might still have a Group A aerial, which won't pick up C53 or C60 very well at all. A wideband aerial is recommended. If the cable installation is old, it could be letting in water which increases the losses much more at higher frequencies than lower ones.

The ArqA and ArqB multiplexes from Belmont are still on low power for another week, until Tacolneston (which currently uses these two channels) completes its switchover. The problem could just correct itself next Wednesday - although given that prediction, I would have expected very occasional breakup, not complete loss of channels.

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