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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 3 Oct 10:07 until 3 Oct 15:45. Slightly reduced power due to essential engineering from 2 Oct 10:29 until 2 Oct 15:46. . BBC


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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 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;
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
Thursday, 7 November 2013
C
Colin
12:31 PM
Peterborough

Hi

I had terrible drop out last night on ITV.

Is was better when I used 804 (Central) instead of 3 (Calender)

Seems my auto tune is selecting Waltham & Belmont transmitters.

Psb1 =C22 (Belmont?) should be C49
Psb2 =C25 (Belmont?) Should be C54
Psb3 =C58 Hd not used.
Com4 =C29 Waltham
Com5 = C56 Waltham
Com6 = C57 Waltham

Would I be better off getting my Arial pointed at Sandy heath instead?

That way when I do auto re-tune it will be correct?

I have a Panasonic TX32lxd70 and my post code is pe3 8nr

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MikeB
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1:57 PM

Colin: I'm in PE1, and having a look down my street, there is a fair mix - many are Sandy Heath, fewer are Waltham (like mine), and a fair number have aerials pointing towards both.

Belmont is always a pain - its on a vaguely similar bearing to Waltham, and is on Ch22, so pops up first when using an auto scan from my basic freeview box. The really strange thing is that my Sony picks up all three transmitters - see what your signal strength is like - it might be topping out like my PVR does, and just killing a little of the signal strength might mean it misses Belmont completely.

You could try the David Lindsay method - remove the aerial for the first third of the scan, so Waltham never gets picked up, or try a manual tune.

As for moving the aerial - depends on how much of a faff it is - but your right - Sandy Heath is pretty much by itself, so is less hassle.

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Friday, 8 November 2013
C
Colin
8:35 AM
Peterborough

Update

Late afternoon Chanel 61 (True Entertainment) kept dropping out.

This is tuned to the correct transmitter Com4 =C29 Waltham

So it's not just a Belmont problem.


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Kevin Wright
12:41 PM

Over the last few days I have seem to have lost all BBC channels, I am tuned to Belmont transmitter and I am in Sheffield with post code S72BY. All other channels are fine although I do get some that break up now and again like Film4 and 5USA. Has anyone else lost BBC in the last 2 days, I am still waiting for it to come back.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:06 PM

Kevin Wright: I suggest that the ongoing engineering works might be the cause, and indeed anytime Belmont is on low power you could, potentially, not be able to receive it.

The Digital UK predictor doesn't think you will get reception from Belmont, except "poor" for the HD multiplex.

However, it predicts good coverage by the Sheffield Crosspool transmitter. I guess you might be using Belmont because Crosspool is out of the question.

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Kevin Wright
3:42 PM

Hi Dave,
Thanks for your response. Yes Crosspool is no good as I am in a bit of a valley in the shadow of 'Brincliffe Edge', so have never been able to get decent reception. I forgot to say that I have 4 tv's all coming off the same ariel but have discovered that one of them is still getting all channels fine (including BBC) with very little if any breakup. I guess the next stop is at my splitter boxes ?

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Saturday, 9 November 2013
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STEVE WILKINS
4:17 PM

Saturday 9 November- 16 20
Is Belmont Freeview off the air at the moment ?
FM is ok

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jb38
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5:29 PM

STEVE WILKINS: Just checked Belmont and the signal from same is being received at normal strength / quality down here in Stamford which is located at approximately 50 miles from the station.

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STEVE WILKINS
6:13 PM
Gainsborough

jb38

according to the info on this site Stamford has its own local transmitter/repeater, were you checking this or the Belmont mpx ?
I have lost everything on all 3 tvs here after a electrical storm this afternoon.
I have checked with my neighbours: but they are all on satellite which is ok( as is mine).

Tried a portable tv but still no signal from freeview. I also note that there is a warning for Belmont on the map on this site saying there maybe interruptions.
doesanyone else have a problem ?

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jb38
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7:36 PM

STEVE WILKINS: My particular location is covered by the Waltham transmitter, signals from the local Stamford transmitter being biased to cover the properties along the waterfront areas and not much further, however purely for signal checking purposes my Freeview equipment is loaded with Belmonts and Sandy's PSB muxes and stored in the 800 range and my reply was with reference to Belmonts PSB muxes on Ch's 22 - 25 - 28.

Rechecked before replying and they are still OK.

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