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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


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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

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, 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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Sunday, 15 April 2012
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Martyn
10:00 AM
Boston

The change over was last August and I had no problems, this last few months especialy in the evenings, the picture and sound has stuttered or frozen making tv unwatchable!
This is on all chanels and my neighbour has a simmilar problem. I am between Boston and Spalding, what could be the problem and what can be done about it?
Thanks Martyn

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:33 AM

Martyn: When your neighbour is also suffering from the same problem then it limits the possible causes to being due either to localised interference, or the much more likely reason of it being caused by the normal and seasonally related atmospheric condition changes that takes place in the evenings, as dependant on conditions this in some instances can actually result in the signal strength rising, whereas in other cases it falls off slightly whereby its sitting at a level not high enough above the reception threshold of your TV's tuner capabilities, something which always results in glitches.

Carry out a signal strength check on a particular channel when there isn't a problem making a note of the strength / quality seen indicated, then do the same on the same when the problem re-appears and compare the differences between the two readings.

The other possible atmospheric related cause is that of the "inversion" effect, as this causes channels from distant stations (sometimes continental) to be received on the same channels as Belmont's (or any other station) and which once again results in exactly the type of problem you are experiencing, although this latter effect is more associated with a particular channel rather than overall.

Needless to say, there really isn't anything that can be done about this problem, and its something that has been causing random problems to numerous people right across large parts of the bottom half of the UK, at least I haven't seen any complaints from North of the border, as yet anyway!



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Thursday, 26 April 2012
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will snell
11:22 AM
Bridlington

i'm in north bridlington and last night i got a message telling me i had to retune on the 9th may or i would lose channels signal is from belmont transmitter and as we are already switched over, i just wondered if i was maybe picking up a signal from another transmitter. it was only on my bedroom tv and not the main one in the lounge, any info ?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:49 AM

will snell: I quite certain that it doesn't apply for Belmont. There is a retune due for Sandy Heath viewers on 9th May, but you're firmly outside its area!

Have a look in the 800s for another transmitter's services. Unless it was transmitted by Belmont, which would be doubtful and the fact that only one TV gives this message suggests that it may not be.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Sunday, 29 April 2012
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will snell
1:45 PM
Bridlington

@ Dave Lindsay, i have picked up signals before from the sandy heath transmitter, can't remember when it was. i do have a 90 element aerial up on roof ( i think it was 90)


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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

3:17 PM

will snell: Of course, Sandy Heath is in the same direction as Belmont.

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Monday, 30 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

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

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Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

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

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Wednesday, 2 May 2012
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:16 PM
Halifax

Will Snell,Bridlington.
Sunday 29 April 2012,1.45pm.
That was around mid November 2011 when Belmont area had atmospherics/inversion effect and we exchanged texts as such,which you did mention about receiving Sandy Heath transmissions temporarily with an amplified signal (mast head amplifier) on your group W wideband aerial.It was the time when Tacolneston had just started DSO1 on Wednesday 9 November 2011,and also Belmont still then had the restricted 4kw on both ArqA and ArqB multiplexes until Tacolneston completed DSO2 on Wednesday 23 November 2011 when the ArqA and ArqB muxs from Belmont increased in power 25 times to 100kw apiece.

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