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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, 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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-6150,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 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, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 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
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

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;
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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, 12 June 2018
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Mr Paul Fearn
3:53 PM

My only problem with freesat which I tried to have installed, is a great big tree in the neighbours garden which the aerial fitter says is in the direct line with the satalite. Seems I can't win.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018
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Arthur Tonkinson
8:02 AM

Long periods of several minutes of signals from most terrestrial/Freeview channels. BBC, ITV, Channels 4 & 5, Estuary. Some not affected Channel 11, 12, 17, 19, 25. But your information says no problems or engineering. Question, given the signals are digital could they have been affected by atmospherics?

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StevensOnln1
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10:18 AM

Arthur Tonkinson: The signals being digital make no difference, it is down to the frequencies used and the weather conditions. Lift conditions allows signals from distant transmitters to be received when they would not usually cause interference is certainly possible at the moment.

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Friday, 29 June 2018
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Angela Thompson
8:37 PM

Bridlington area has had terrible signal for years and for the last 2 weeks it's worse than ever same old story atmospheric pressure... It is 2018 and our area is the forgotten....We are on the very border of the Belmont signal.
SO PLEASE CAN SOMETHING BE DONE, not wanting much just want to be able to watch telly.
Thank you.

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StevensOnln1
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11:10 PM

Angela Thompson : Please provide a full postcode so that we can see your predicted coverage. The affects of atmospheric pressure are exactly the same as they were 50 years ago and will remain the same 50 years from now. If your signal is always bad you probably have a fault somewhere in your aerial system.

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Monday, 2 July 2018
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John morritt
8:42 AM

We have a caravan on the anchorage sewerby,Bridlington. We have retuned the tv several times and still no signal. Occasionally the tv works. All other caravans on site are having the same problem. It's very annoying. Not had a problem previous two years, now unwatchable.please advise. Kind regards John.postcode is yo166yg

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StevensOnln1
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12:07 PM

John morritt: Although you're 87km away, your postcode is predicted to have good reception from Belmont. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables and connections behind your TV and at the aerial (if you can safely access it)? Retuning will never fix a signal problem if the TV was already correctly tuned.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018
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Fenlander
2:02 AM

In Watlington West Norfolk PE33 postcode, for the past week and still currently a problem are the BBC channels, BBC1, BBC2, BBC4, BBC News (231) which are at best showing breaking up of image and usually freezing completely for up to 30 seconds or worst case showing service unavailable on TV.

Understand this could be weather related but strange that only seems to affect BBC channels?

Any thoughts?

Thanks

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Ian
12:10 PM

In Bridlington can you get a signal from Scarborough or Bilsdale? Sometimes secondary or even tertiary transmitters can be a better option.

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Thursday, 9 August 2018
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Elaine
12:07 AM

We are in Hull and are linked to the Belmont transmitter. Everything was fine until about 6 weeks ago when at certain times of the day and night, our tv picture becomes pixelated or freezes on certain channels and on all T S in our house - all of which are at various ages of newness.
We have had numerous conversations with the bbc reception team and completed their webpage fault questionnaire and have undertaken all the advice given to no avail.
Have auto and manually retuned, reset factory settings etc. our neighbours do not have problems.
BBC are telling us that the problem appears to be "time specific impulse interference"
Am getting fed up of losing Programmes - it doesn't happen every day but when it does it's always the same times. There doesn't appear to be any transmitter problems reported.
Please help !!!

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