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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-150,000W
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-150,000W
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-150,000W
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
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, 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 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

LDN
 H -14.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

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, 16 November 2011
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Mark Fletcher
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2:33 AM
Halifax

One more week to go.Once Tacolneston enters DSO2 in the early hours of Wednesday 23 November 2011 the understrength Belmont multiplexes on fr 53 and fr 60,ArqA & ArqB respectively will increase in power 25 times from 4kw to 100kw.Hopefully i will be able to receive these as such and relegate Emley Moor to emergency status only.To rephrase that i'm implying that i will only use Emley Moor transmissions in emergency cases only such as when Belmont next have an inversion effect scenario,and also i don't bother much with Emley Moor regional news bulletins.

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Monty
10:42 AM

Mark Fletcher: Thanks for the information. My device does not seem to indicate anywhere either trasmitter name or the area from where the aerial is picking up the transmission from, just UHF ID, channel number, signal strength and quality. I have to say that although Challenge and other programs on the same mux have very good signal strengths, the quality of the picture is rather poor but watchable. I hope that will be resolved when the inprovements take place at Belmont later this month.

Thanks again for your help.

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Mark Fletcher
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12:32 PM
Halifax

Monty.My pleasure to be of assistance to you.Just out of interest i'm no professional myself,just an amateur with some knowledge of most things on Freeview as this at present is the only platform i am viewing digital TV through an indoor set-top aerial oddly enough.Until Bilsdale itself completes its DSO next September 2012 (12 DSO1,26 DSO2),i for now will retain my trusty group W wideband indoor set-top aerial,until i decide which main transmitter apart from Emley Moor i decide to commit to with an external antenna (Belmont possibly or maybe Winter Hill ?).Anyway less of me going on and just to confirm that come Wednesday 23 November 2011 the restrictions on the ArqA & ArqB mux's at Belmont will finally be lifted.

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will
6:46 PM
Bridlington

Mark, The splitter/booster was already in when i moved here two years ago. i think everyone needed one as tv reception here was crap, digital is a improvement although there was a lot of inversion problems in summer, there is a box also on the aerial mast which the rf lead from the aerial goes into, not sure if that is part of the booster system or just a connection box. Regarding the bilsdale transmitter that is actually nearer to me, but it wouldnt give us the local news, i think in my case it might just be easier to get a freesat box as we have a dish up,we do use sky as a back up but you cant get all the free channels on sky,

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Mark Fletcher
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8:11 PM
Halifax

will,Bridlington.The box that you stated on the aerial mast will most likely in this case be a masthead amplifier which will most likely be of the booster system.As for the Freesat option described if you feel this is a better option my advice,go for it.Bearing in mind though that all satellite platforms too can suffer from pixellations and occasional picture break ups as well.

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Thursday, 17 November 2011
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will
9:20 AM
Bridlington

Mark. yes i know the sats are n ot always perfect either. but it would do as back up for when signal was bad via the aerial, i'll wait and see what it is like after nov 23rd and over the winter, thanks for your help :)


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Mark Fletcher
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3:54 PM
Halifax

will,Bridlington.I'm glad to assist you !

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Saturday, 19 November 2011
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Col
11:56 AM
Newark

I have been having problems with my TV receiption in the nEwark area for a few days. Today I was informed that if I did a manual search for channels the probelm would be resolved as my automatic search was looking at Belmont not Waltham. I did a manual search for channels 29, 54, 56, 57 & 61 and all my problems were solved. Hope this helps someone else with problems.

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Wednesday, 23 November 2011
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Mark Fletcher
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12:48 AM
Halifax

In relation to the current understrength 4kw mux's ArqA on fr 53 and ArqB on fr 60 from Belmont which is scheduled to increase in power 25 times to 100kw (each) today Wednesday 23 November 2011 probably between 2am and 6am,while i'm texting this analogue transmissions from the old Tacolneston mast ceased completely at around 12:06am (0006) (Channel 5 had the honours there of being the last analogue station switched off) and presently the new higher powered mux's on the new Tacolneston transmitter are in process of gradually being switched on.Any Belmont viewers awaiting the expected ArqA & ArqB power increases due anytime soon have not long to wait !

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Mark Fletcher
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2:15 AM
Halifax

Belmont's ArqB mux on fr 60 has had its power recently increased.However at present with my indoor set-top aerial and the signal booster/amplifier turned on it is displaying up to 99% signal quality and 69% strength,plus slightly more elevated than its previous position.Occasion pixellation at present.However if i turn off the signal booster and plug the antenna back into the set-top box i receive no signal as such from ArqB on fr 60 at Belmont.Still no sign of Belmont's ArqA on fr 53 increasing in power just yet.

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