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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter.

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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
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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 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),

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 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

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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, 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 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;
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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
Thursday, 2 October 2014
M
Mr B.Hanwell
9:21 PM

My channel 1 on Freeview up to Monday of this week was titled BBC Yorkshire and reception was very good. From Monday the title is York's & Linc's and the reception poor. My aerial is directed towards both the Sheffield and Holme Moss transmitters which are in line from my location to the south of Sheffield.

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Mr B.Hanwell's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:41 PM

Mr B.Hanwell: So it's retuned to Belmont...

Judging by your description your aerial is directed to Emley Moor. Holme Moss has not broadcast TV since VHF in 1985!

Unplug the aerial for the first 30% of the scan to miss out Belmont.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 1 November 2014
G
gary porter
8:24 AM

Hi.

I recently moved to Ruskington near Sleaford and was able to receive all the BBC HD channels on my Humax Freeview Box. However for the last week these are plagued with intermittent pixelation on BBC 4 hd in particular which is my fav channel.

Any idea of cause?

Thanks

Gary

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:18 PM

gary porter: Check that BBC Four HD is tuned to Belmont on UHF channel 33 and not Waltham on C31. Also, COM7 (C33) from Belmont is on lower power than the rest, according to Digital UK it is 37kW but this is by no means "low" and should be expected to be ample to serve you (possibly local obstructions excepted).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Saturday, 8 November 2014
A
Andrew Smith
11:41 PM
Wells-next-the-sea

Reception varies throughout the house . Although we live in Norfolk the ONLY Transmitter that we get our Freeview Signal from Aerials is Belmont which is a minimum of 70 Kilometers away . From the roof Aerial to the west of the house we get signals on 22,25,30,53 & 60 . from the same Aerial on the South of the house we get signals on 22 , 25 & 60 . From an Indoor Aerial Upstairs on the West we get signals on 22,25,30,53 & 60 but on another Indoor Aerial on the West we can only get signals on 22 , 25 & 60 . From The BT Broadband Freeview Box obviously we can get any channel that we want .

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Andrew Smith's 6 posts GB
Sunday, 9 November 2014
K
Keith
5:09 PM
Market Rasen

sorry ...omitted to include ...aerial is in loft..

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Keith's 2 posts GB
Monday, 10 November 2014
M
Mike Davison
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

10:15 AM
Wetherby

Keith :- I assume you mean re-tune rather than switchover which was the process of switching from analogue to digital TV some years ago now. My Humax PVR does the auto scan in two stages. The first stage only looks for DVB-T standard channels and then it restarts the scan looking for DVB-T2 channels which are the PSB3 and COM7 services. Did you accidently interrupt stage 2? Just an idea which nearly caught me out when I got my HD Humax PVR.
If you are manually scanning the single channels for PSB3 and COM7 don't forget to select DVB-T2 before you start the scan on each.

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Mike Davison's 127 posts GB
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
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Will snell
11:57 AM
Bridlington

What going on with signal, says no peoblems yet for last two days, i have had interference on all cannels, signal strength is 10 , but siganll quaity is 0 - 2. , bridlington yo16 6fh

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Will snell's 18 posts GB
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
R
Richard Pearce
3:42 PM

I find too often that signals for channels such as BBC4 suddenly switch off when recording a late night program. What is this reason for this?
I'm using the East Anglia signals from the Belmont Tx.

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Richard Pearce's 1 post GB
Monday, 12 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

BELMONT transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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