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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, 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
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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
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
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John Simon Knight
4:37 PM

Will the changes to the Belmont transmitter on the 23 October 2019 mean fewer or more tv stations or the same?

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Chris.SE
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6:16 PM

John Simon Knight:

The same multiplexes will be broadcast from Belmont after each of the retune events, one as you know on the 23rd, and two more in Q1 2020 dates TBA.

How reception will change (with each) will depend upon your aerial and your postcode. If you are receiving all multiplexes satisfactorily at present, if you have a wideband aerial, then it will be down to your postcode because some of the COM multiplexes (5/6/7/8) are moving and they will be to channels that are used by other transmitters and potential interference from them could affect reception. Whilst that's the case already with the other multiplexes that aren't moving, you already know what reception you are getting with them.

If you provide a full postcode we can advise, or put your postcode into the DigitalUK checker About us | Freeview to see predicted reception at the various dates.

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6:25 PM

John Simon Knight:

Meant to add, the change on the 23rd is COM8 moving to UHF56 and becoming an SFN (Single Frequency Network) so you may find the received single is not quite as good as before. COM7 is moving to temporary channel UHF35. At the first retune in Q1 next year COM7 moves to UHF55 and will be a SFN. COM5/ArqA moves to UHF23. In the 2nd retune in Q1 COM6/ArqB moves to UHF26.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019
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John Simon Knight
10:53 PM
Sheffield

thanks Chris my post code is S10 4GF House number 89

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Friday, 18 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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6:26 AM

John Simon Knight:

Well despite your distance from Belmont (92km) and some small changes in power on the COM multiplexes, you are still predicted to have very good reception of all. Whilst you are much closer (2km) to Sheffield which is also predicted to give very good reception, it looks as though that one stops transmitting COMs 7&8 in Q1 2020.
As long as you have a Group T/ Wideband aerial you should have no problems with reception see the covergae checker About us | Freeview

After the temporary COMs 7&8 multiplexes close altogether (sometime between mid 2020 and 2022 - definitive dates have not yet been announced AFAIK) then only a Group A aerial is needed (but of course a Group T /Wideband should do).

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Chris.SE
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6:32 AM

Sorry, should have gone to specsavers, 3km from Sheffield!

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6:38 AM

And after the COMs 7&8 close, Sheffield only needs a group K aerial (but Group T /Wideband would do) rods vertical for Sheffield direction 55deg., rather than horizontal for Belmont direction 91deg.

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John Simon Knight
2:34 PM

Thanks Chris I am very close to Sheffield transmitter but out of the line of site & get a better picture from Belmont. Thanks for your help.

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Friday, 25 October 2019
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Sue
8:38 AM

I run my channels through sky. All channels and volume are there but I have no picture. What can I do help please

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StevensOnln1
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9:32 AM

Sue: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections at the back of your TV and Sky box? Switching the Sky box off at the mains for 5-10 minutes, then turning it back on causes the box the reset itself which can solve many problems.

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