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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Belmont transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

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

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
Thursday, 8 December 2011
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Andy A
10:52 PM

jb38: Thanks for the explanation - I'll give that a try.


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jb38
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10:56 PM

Andy A: Just to add, that the aerial should be pointing at approx 148 degrees for Belmont, use any Satellite dishes seen around as roughly facing 180 degrees

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Simon
10:59 PM
Lincoln

I have just purchased a Sony HD box which I am viewing through my Sony TV. Everything is great so far apart from ITV1 HD lip sync issues! ALL other channels in both SD and HD are ok. Surfing the web, this seems to be a common problem.
Can anyone confirm this and if so, what is causing it and will it be fixed? I gather it happens in most areas, on most HD set top box's?

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Wednesday, 14 December 2011
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Des Collier
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9:22 PM

Simon:-Are you on belmont or the lincoln central relay,i watch ITV1 HD from belmont & not had this problem.

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Friday, 16 December 2011
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John Ledbury
7:23 PM
Wisbech

I'd like to have Sky News, Russian news, Al Jazz, Film4, Food, even the dumbo shopping channels back. I had them until the retune in summer, they came back in the listings on retuning in November. Today I retuned and they're l all gone again. Retuning seems to be the most destructive thing to do. I don't understand 9/10 of what you folk are talking about - I'd just like to know if these channels are coming a=back or if I have to do something else to get a decent tv service. (I wish the people behind the balloons ad a very miserable xmas!!!)

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KMJ,Derby
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8:08 PM

John Ledbury: You are correct that retuning can disrupt your viewing in locations such as yours where there are signals from three or four transmitters present, retuning tends to find and store the channels from the first signal found during the scan, even when that signal is too weak to give reliable reception. The stronger signals which are to be found later in the scan are then ignored as duplicates. If your aerial is pointing to Belmont you should have Sky News etc from Mux ArqA on C53 and Film4, ITV4 etc from Mux ArqB on C60-. Manual tuning of the Mux frequencies is the best way of storing the correct set of channels. After clearing the channel list by doing a factory reset, tune C22, C25, C30, C53 and C60, also C28 0n HD tuners. Note that you need a wideband aerial to receive the higher frequencies from Belmont, aerials installed a while ago are likely to be Group "A" (identified by a red stopper at the end of the boom) and are only designed to work on frequencies below C38.

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Dave Lindsay
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8:15 PM

John Ledbury: There are not going to be any further changes to Belmont's services.

If you successfully received all of Belmont's services before switchover, then it would seem logical to conclude that they will be receiveable now. Even the lowest powered channels (now) are at higher power than what they were before switchover.

Which channels do you get OK now? Did you get all the Freeview channels before switchover?

If you are on Belmont, then your aerial will be pointing at 341 degrees (i.e. slightly anti-clockwise from north). Is this correct?

What is the make and model of your TV/box?

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Friday, 23 December 2011
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john ledbury
12:10 PM

@Dave Lindsay - thanks for yours. Before the summer retune I got lots of stuff SkyNews, Film4, Food, Russian News, Al Jaz etc. All disappeared. I've done default search, manual search etc. Manual was hopeless, just dropped even more channels. They come from all over. EG channel 4 is 4 from Cambs&Beds, 804 from E Yorks&Lincs and 805 from E Mids, but there's no signal from EMids. But 82 Sky News and 49 Food come only from E Mids. (No Film4 anywhere). I can't remember any more, it's all too confusing for a bear of small brain like me. And if I have the aerial turned to EMids, which seems the best source, will FV mess it all up again in a few months' time?

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Dave Lindsay
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1:45 PM

john ledbury: I had a look at the UHF channels (frequencies) used for the transmitters that you are picking up and they're all mixed together (see list below). Of those that broadcast from Belmont, neighbouring channel(s) are used by Sandy Heath and Waltham. This rules out any possibility of using the auto tuning without risk of picking up the wrong multiplexes.

If you are attempting to manually tune, then you might have to wipe the memory of services. This is because if, for example, BBC A from Belmont already exists in the 800s (because a BBC A from one of the other transmitters is in the proper logical channel number ["LCN"] positions, 1=BBC1, 2=BBC2, 7=BBC3 etc) then manually tuning to it might do nothing. What it does depends on how your receiver is designed, which is why I say "might".

One way to achive this is probably to run it through without the aerial plugged in, as explained here:
My Freeview box has no EPG, is blank on FIVE, ITV3, ITV4, ITV2+1, has no sound or the channel line up is wrong | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

Or there might be a factory reset option to do this.

The next step is to manually add the five (or six if it's a HD receiver) multiplexes from Belmont. Once you have done, you will not (hopefully) have any programme channels in the 800s.

It may be that your receiver, once the memory is wiped, will only allow you the option of automatic tuning. Manual tuning may only come available to you once some services have been stored (this will vary by design). If this is the case, then you will have to take your chance with the automatic tuning with the aim being to tune in just one multiplex.

If it's not a HD receiver, then start the scan and the first multiplex it will pick up is BBC A from Belmont. Having done that, unplug the aerial and leave it out until it's finished the scan. Once it's finished, you should just have BBC standard definition TV and radio channels from Belmont (signal check screen should say C22 E Yorks & Lincs). Then manually add the other Belmont multiplexes.

If it is a HD receiver, then you will have to take your chance on it picking Sandy Heath's HD multiplex. If it does this, then I would manually tune in the other standard definition services from Belmont and then come back to putting right the incorrect HD services. Having done all the SD services, depending on the design of your receiver, you might be able to delete LCN 50, 51, 52 and 54 and then manually tune to add the Belmont HD services. If it won't allow you to delete LCNs, then you might be able to add the Belmont HDs into the 800s and then swap them with the 50s.


I have compiled a list of services that you are picking up by UHF channel number:

21+ Sandy Heath BBC B
22 Belmont BBC A
24 Sandy Heath D3&4
25 Belmont D3&4
27 Sandy Heath BBC A
28 Belmont BBC B
29 Waltham SDN
30- Belmont SDN
31 Sandy Heath SDN
48 Sandy Heath Arq B
52 Sandy Heath Arq A
53 Belmont Arq A
54- Waltham D3&4
56 Waltham Arq A
57 Waltham Arq B
58 Waltham BBC B
60- Belmont Arq B
61 Waltham BBC A

BBC B carries the HD services (inc. ITV1/C4) and is therefore only applicable for HD receivers.

+ and - is a frequency offset, but when tuning you just need to enter the number (without +/-)


If you decide to re-orientate your aerial, then you will obviously get different regional programming. It might be worth looking around at other aerials to see what your neighbours are receiving from.

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Sunday, 8 January 2012
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mary beattie
2:23 PM

Since the switchover we get constant messages about new channels being available. Whenever we retune only very rarely a new channel is found.
Is there any way of stopping the message.
We have a Panasonic TV

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