Full Freeview on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter
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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.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Nottingham (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Humberside (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Sheffield (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
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 ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,
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?
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.
How will the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-5.2dB) 150kW|
|ARQA, ARQB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Analogue 5, SDN||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 2*||(-14dB) 20kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-21dB) 4kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Belmont transmitter area
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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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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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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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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@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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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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