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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


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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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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
Friday, 8 January 2021
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Glen Wood
3:08 PM
Mansfield

Postcode NG20 0NN
We have lost the channels that are on com 7, C55 from the Belmont transmitter and it appears that this has been given over to 5g. Are the channels being reallocated to a different one or have we lost them forever?

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StevensOnln1
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5:41 PM

Glen Wood: COM7 on UHF channel 55 is still broadcasting from Belmont, no closure date has yet been announced and the 700MHz spectrum auction hasn't taken place yet (the auction has already been delayed from last year and may potentially be delayed again due to the current lockdown). Do you get any signal strength and quality readings for C55? The Freeview checker predicts poor reception for COM7 from Belmont at your location, which is showing overlapping coverage from several other transmitters, so reception of COM7 may well be limited by interference at your location.

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Saturday, 9 January 2021
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Chris.SE
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8:35 AM

Glen Wood:

As per my post immediately before yours (bottom of p81) Belmont has been on Planned Engineering this week, so that may account for your loss of signal. IF you retuned when there was no signal it will most likely have cleared the correct tuning and you'll have to try again when signals are normal BUT also note that there MAY be a brief interval of Tropospheric Ducting which MIGHT produce additional interference to disrupt signals/reception.
If you have not retuned, DON'T. Signals should return to normal in due course.

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Monday, 11 January 2021
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Glen Wood
6:00 AM

Thank you for your assistance Chris but I'm now thinking it might be the Philips TV that is having trouble with these channels, I have tried a smaller JVC that receives the channels but will persevere with the Philips. The other half wanted to watch the snooker on ForcesTV which is what highlighted this problem in the first place.

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Glen Wood
6:06 AM

Chris, Freesport for the snooker not forces TV, my bad.

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Glen Wood
11:33 AM

Hi,
I'm going to leave this for now, after further digging the Philips TV can't register a signal for Ch64 Freesports whereas the JVC can.
Thank you for trying to help.

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Chris.SE
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3:51 PM

Glen Wood:

Hi Glen, as pointed out by StevensOnln1, the COM7 multiplex which carries Freesports is a lower transmission power than the other multiplexes. Are you just interchanging the TVs in the same place or are they using different aerial outlets?

It may be worth you doing a check on all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads can be a common problem, try swapping them.

See what signal strengths (if any) and quality you are getting for the multiplexes shown in your TV's tuning section (try that with both sets), this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead.
Also check that your downlead looks undamaged and that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction.

Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just AN individual or several multiplexes.

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Tuesday, 12 January 2021
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Glen Wood
11:40 AM

Both tvs in the same place with the same connections. The Philips TV doesn't have any signal for Freesports or any channel on the same com. The channels do sometimes show on the epg guide but no picture or sound. All the other channels on both tvs receive 90 to 100% signal and quality. I use Belmont for the best reception at my location. Never had a problem before this TV (which is turning out to be by far the worst one I've had).
Thank you for all the assistance with this but I don't think it's solvable as long as I have the Philips tv unless they up the power output for the com.
regards
Glen

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Chris.SE
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7:43 PM

Glen Wood:

Just re-reading all the above information, I see one thing that hasn't been mentioned. Do you have any HDMI connections to the set? If so make sure the HDMI leads are well away from the aerial leads and flyleads especially if those aerial/flyleads are not the high quality double screened type.
HDMI can cause interference especially to C55 (for some reason). I'm not aware of any definitive research that indicates whether particular makes and models are more vulnerable than others BUT I suspect that could be the case. Be interested to know if that's the problem you have.

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Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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Glen Wood
12:09 PM

Well Chris I bow to your superior knowledge. I've only 1 hdmi cable from the dvd player and made sure it's as far away from the aerial lead as possible, they were tangled up with all the other wires behind there and Freesport and all the other channels are back. If they disappear again I'll take note on what was happening at the time and post again.
Many thanks for your input on this matter.
regards
Glen

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