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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 - Belmont transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 06/12/2021 Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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?

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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 (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 ITV +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 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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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
 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

LDN
 H -14.8dB
C27 (522.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

com7
 H -6.1dB
C55 (746.0MHz)463mDTG-637,100W
Channel icons


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;
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?

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
Monday, 30 January 2012
D
David Lipshaw
2:06 PM
Spalding

Was there a problem with the transmission of HD Freeview signals (BBC1HD, ITV1HD, CH4HD), on Friday evening of the 27th January 2012 from the Belmont transmitter?

Our TV, a SONY KDL-46HX923 repeatedly showed a black screen for a duration of about 2 seconds, at random time intervals on each of the above HD channels on that evening.

Internet blogs suggested that the same symptoms were seen on many other manufactures TV's, and that it was due to the transmitter streaming the HD signal was switching between 1080p and 1080i repeatedly, also suggested was that some TV's were less prone to this problem.

What is the true cause of the symptoms I viewed on that Friday evening?

Was it a transmitter problem?

The symptoms were only with the HD signals, the standard definition signal on each of the effected channels was fine.

I would be very interested if someone could explain this please.

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David Lipshaw's 1 post GB
Friday, 3 February 2012
Saturday, 4 February 2012
A
andrew packer
3:52 PM

hi i live in doncaster and receive my signal from from the belmont transmitter but i can only pick up 61 channels including radio.there are quit a few channel missing including itv4 russia today and film4 i am not using a wide band arial can any body help me please.

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andrew packer's 3 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:28 PM

andrew packer: ITV4, Russia Today and Film4 are carried on the Arqiva B multiplex which is on channel 60 from Belmont. Try manually tuning to channel 60.

Check that you have ITV3 (carried on SDN) and Pick TV (which is on Arqiva A).

Are you in part of the town which cannot receive from Emley Moor?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
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Andrew packer
5:49 PM

I am in the dn5 area of doncaster i dont think I can recieve emley moor.I have tried manualy tuning into channel 60 nothing there.
at all I can pick up itv3 but not pick tv.

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Andrew packer's 3 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:07 PM

Andrew Packer: I think that the answer is likely to be your aerial; you need a wideband one.

Pick TV (and other Arqiva A channels) and Yesterday, ITV4 (and other Arqiva B channels) are at the top of the band.

Belmont was a Group A transmitter which means that it only used channels in the lower third of the band. Consequently aerials that were installed for it were Group A ones. This means that they are much more sensitive at the bottom third of the band and less sensitive higher up.

ITV3 (carried on SDN multiplex) and BBC and ITV1, C4 etc are all in Group A, hence why I believe that you can pick them up.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
A
Andrew packer
7:35 PM

Dave linsay; thanks for your help

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Andrew packer's 3 posts GB
Saturday, 10 March 2012
M
Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

11:19 PM
Halifax

Andrew Packer,Doncaster DN5.One other option to receieve the ArqA (fr 53) and ArqB (fr 60) multiplexes from Belmont is to diplex your aerial.In other words use your current group A (tipped red) aerial for the BBCA (fr 22),D3+4 (fr 25),SDN (fr 30) and if you have it BBCB (HD) (fr 28) multiplexes,and diplex with another antenna,either a group C/D (tipped green),a group E (tipped brown) or a group W wideband (tipped black) aerial.Is your local BBC 1 Look North broadcasting East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire news (Belmont).The problem with Belmont although officially a group W wideband aerial transmitter is that all but two multiplexes are on group A frequencies and group W widebands antennas have an inferior performance on group A frequencies especially on all group A transmitters say Crystal Palace,Durris,Caradon Hill and Rowridge as examples.One further problem with Belmont's ArqB on frequency 60 once 4G starts is the potential for interference on this multiplex especially if frequency 61 is used as such.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Sunday, 25 March 2012
D
Des Collier
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

2:13 PM
Brigg

David Lipshaw:- i've had this problem,but a software upgrade has cured it mainly,occasioally bbc1 hd plays up,rest are perfect.(set is a TOSHIBA 40RV753B)

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Des Collier's 171 posts GB
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:29 AM

BELMONT transmitter - Over the next week Belmont main transmitter: TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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