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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 - DAB: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 23 Sep 10:05 until 23 Sep 13:42. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 22 Sep 10:01 until 22 Sep 14:50. . FM: Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 23 S BBC


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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 (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 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
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;
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, 12 August 2013
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Rachel
1:52 PM

Latest: Tried to update and the same happened again. Only this time I looked at the install list to see if Film4 was listed. Indeed it was.....but twice!

I then turned the TV off...waited a while....and on again. And we were back to the usual 'retune' message.

I wonder if we're getting 2 signals and when the TV is turned back on again it is picking the 'old' signal and not the new one.

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Rachel's 11 posts GB
Thursday, 15 August 2013
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Rachel
9:29 PM

Rachel: No other suggestions?

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Rachel's 11 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
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10:55 PM

Rachel: One possibility is that it might right itself when the 'old' Film4 (the one with the message) is removed. We don't know when that might be, but changes like that happen on Wednesdays.

The point is, as explained by jb38 in response to one of your previous postings, Film4 is in the process of moving from COM6 multiplex to PSB2 multiplex:

Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter | ukfree.tv - 11 years of independent, free digital TV advice

It is broadcast simulataneously on both, albeit that COM6's has the retuning message overlayed. Evidently the new Film4 on PSB2 isn't displacing the old one on logical channel number (LCN) 15 when you retune.

Perhaps the issue is perculiar to your model of TV so workarounds will have to be tried.

Try tuning in PSB2 but not COM6. Fortunately with Belmont the former is on a low channel/frequency and COM6 is on a high one. So run the automatic tuning scan and unplug the aerial at 30% or once it gets past UHF channel 31. This should give you PSB1 (BBC One etc), PSB2 (ITV, Film4 etc), PSB3 (HD services if applicable) and COM4 (ITV3 etc).

Then check to see if the new Film4 is on LCN15 - this being the one which doesn't have the retune message overlayed and which the signal strength screen will tell you is being received on UHF channel (frequency) 25 or 506MHz.

Now power down whatever you do that results in it going back to the old Film4 on LCN15 (probably power off and then on). See if the new Film4 is retained on LCN15.

If it is then go to the manual tune function, if there is one, and add UHF channel 53 (COM5 - Pick TV etc) and UHF channel 60 (COM6 - 4Music etc).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
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will snell
9:10 PM
Bridlington

Anybody else getting loss of signal on bbc 1 tonight, mine started going off during holby and trying to watch new tricks and it isnt there half the time :(

I'm in bridlington yo16 6fh.

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will snell's 18 posts GB
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Rachel
9:59 PM

Well seeing what happens when Film4 permanently moves hasn't helped. It does tune in, but once the TV is turned off it then goes back to the way it was.

Have followed all the suggestions so far and so far no luck.

So reset it to factory settings (wiped everything including any software updates to the tv)....literally right back to the start. First thing that scared us slightly was when it managed to find 5 analogue channels (how exactly? lol)

To end a very long story......it worked. The new Film4 channel settings has held.

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Rachel's 11 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:57 PM

Rachel: The reason for your TV having lost Film4 when switched off was simply due to the TV's tuner having picked up more channels than its memory store system could hold, excess channels being held in a temporary but volatile memory store but which is fully reliant on a permanent power source, needless to say this permanent power source being lost when you switched the set off hence the reason for the channels being lost

By the way, the "factory reset" procedure wipes everything stored in the tuners memory, "factory reset" also being known as "default setting" or "first time installation" dependant on brand.

As far as analogue channels are concerned, as this mode is no longer used in the UK then you may possibly be picking up the RF output from a Sky + boxes modulator.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
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della betley
3:53 PM

I have been on too bt for the past week where i have complained about not reciving any off my freeveiw channel and all they keep saying is that there is work being done in the lincolnshire area please could u tell me when all this will be complete thanks

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della betley's 2 posts GB
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

6:00 PM

della betley: Queries of this nature should "always" be accompanied with a post code as Freeview reception in the Lincolnshire area is possible from more than one transmitting station, however "if" you are referring to the Belmont transmitter then even although engineering works are taking place at this station any possible effects of will only be evident on its FM radio transmissions and not the TV services as the work is not involved with the Freeview transmitters.

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

6:15 PM
Portsmouth

della betley:

HI,

When transmitter work is taking place it will only be minor disruption for minimal time but can be frequent.

Total loss of signal for a long period may well be down to your aerial system.

BT are only responsible for providing the equipment ie Youview box, NOT the reliability of your aerial system, this is down to you to maintain.

regards

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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB
Thursday, 26 September 2013
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mathew morel
12:13 PM

Since yesterday 26th september 2013 , i have been getting glitches on alot of digital freeview channels.BBC1,ITV,5,5*,E4 etc.Random blocky disruptions and audio loss shrieks that make things especially unwatchable.Yesterday evening I noticed some channels that were affected during the day ITV for one was ok on the night time but channel 5 was not .Is it the 4g channels still affecting things?Retuned my freeview again this morning to see if it had and effect but it did`nt .Some channels are unnaffected but alot are.
I am in Kingston upon Hull btw . (53.7457,-0.3367) 

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