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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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 14 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
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Briantist
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2:42 PM

Des Collier: It is to protect the continued use of the frequencies on other transmitters.

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Mike Dimmick
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6:53 PM
Reading

Des Collier: In general the frequencies have been assigned with the best one going to BBC A, then D3&4, BBC B, SDN, ArqA and ArqB in that order. I'm guessing C60 has slightly less interference from other transmitters between step 2 and power-up day, which is why it was going to be used for ArqA until then, but C53 is better after the programme completes.

However, Sky Sports 1 and 2 have ended up on ArqB after switchover, and Arqiva's arm is being twisted by BT who went to a lot of trouble to force Sky to make the channels available. Arqiva have probably asked to use it for B rather than A.

As for why they stay on low power, as Brian says, other transmitters are still using these frequencies for analogue or for low-power digital services, and increasing the power here causes problems over there. Looking at the map, Tacolneston uses C53 for Mux A and C60 for Mux 2. The power-up at Belmont is scheduled for the same day as DSO 2 at Tacolneston.

(Actually, Tacolneston Mux 2 is moving to C59 on 17 August, which is Belmont DSO 2 - possibly to reduce interference on ArqB at Belmont?)

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 13 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:38 AM

BELMONT transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 02:49 yesterday to 02:55 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:38 AM

BELMONT transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (One, Two, Three, CBBC, News) Weak Signal from 02:49 yesterday to 02:55 yesterday [BBC]

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Thursday, 14 April 2011
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chris
5:51 AM
Sleaford

Hi i live in sleaford and have a aerial mounted on the roof and am using a sagem DTR 6400T/6700T recorder box.Until yesterday i had no problems,now i cant recieve itv,channel 4,itv 2,channel 5 and may be more.I have done a scan,and even defaulted to factory settings and re scanned.still cant get these.It was fine before.Any help appreciated.

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Friday, 15 April 2011
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Des Collier
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6:47 PM
Brigg

Brian & Mike:- THANKS FOR THE INFO,THAT EXPLAINS A LOT.MUCH APPRECIATED.

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Des Collier
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7:17 PM
Brigg

Nigel:-You shouldn't have any problems after dso,except maybe ARQA & B which will stay at low power until end of november,rest will be at full power.

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:25 AM

BELMONT transmitter - mont Transmitter group works on 20 and 21 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs on 20 and 21 April 2011 TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00. Digital services - Mux1 and MuxC will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00. [DUK] Over the next week Belmont main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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9:25 AM

BELMONT transmitter - mont Transmitter group works on 20 and 21 April 2011: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs on 20 and 21 April 2011 TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00. Digital services - Mux1 and MuxC will be subject to periods of shutdown between 00:01 and 06:00. [DUK] Over the next week Belmont main transmitter: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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