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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

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
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
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Chris.SE
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2:28 PM

Glen Wood:

Well I'm so glad it's solved. I really should have thought to mention the HDMI issue before. I've certainly made a mental note that Philips TVs are susceptible!

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Sunday, 17 January 2021
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Brian Lark
2:45 PM

Sir, Are going to transmit Sony Classic any time in the near future?
I cannot tune it in to my T.V. at the moment.
If you are transmitting it already, do I need to do something to what I do?
Regards,
Brian Lark.

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StevensOnln1
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6:43 PM

Brian Lark: This website does not transmit anything, it is an independent technical help site which has no connection with any broadcaster or transmitter company. Sony Classic Movies is broadcast on the local TV multiplex, which is only available in areas which have a local TV station on Freeview channel 7 or 8. There is a local TV mux broadcasting from Belmont, however it is mainly targeted towards the Humberside area.

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Thursday, 18 March 2021
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Glen Wood
7:03 PM

Chris, a bit more info for you, we've been experiencing picture blocking on some channels but I have manually tuned this Philips to the com frequencies as you've given above, this has at the moment solved the problem but time will tell. If it works then I'll know that auto tuning is not sometimes the best answer. Just thought that it might help others suffering from poor reception on certain channels.

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Friday, 19 March 2021
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Chris.SE
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1:05 AM

Glen Wood:

Hi Glen. Glad things seem ok at present, let's hope that continues to be the case.

Aerials will primarily receive signals from the direction in which they point but they have what are called side-lobes, generally towards the rear sides where the signals it gets will be weaker.
Hence if the primary transmitter is on reduced power or off-air so you have no signal, a retune might get tuned to another transmitter if the TV receiver has a sensitive enough tuner. Several transmitters are theoretically receivable at your location, so auto-tuning may not be the best of ideas.

The listings at the top of the page whilst mostly correct are not the clearest as the site owner has not found the time to do all the updates for many transmitters from the 700MHz Clearance program and tidy up some errors.
As it's some time and several pages back, I'll repost the list of current UHF channels.

The UHF channels for Belmont in the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5, ArqB/COM6, COM7; Local; are as follows -
C22, C25, C28; C30, C23, C26; C55; C32.
The Local multiplex on C32 increased power from 5kW to 10kW on the final clearance. It broadcasts That's Humber (primarily covering Hull and Grimsby areas IIRC).

(Note - Notts TV is broadcast from the Local Multiplex on C27 from the Waltham transmitter NOT Belmont.)
Also note that the auction of the 700MHz frequencies is in progress. Apparently EE are purchasing the "centre frequencies allocated for SDL usage" which is where COM7 transmits. When the auctioning is complete when EE wish to start using the frequencies (they need to develop and install equipment first) then they may give 3 months notice for the closure of COM7 which in any event will close at the end of June 2022 under the current licence.

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Chris.SE's 2,581 posts GB
Thursday, 8 April 2021
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Ian
9:15 AM

Is Belmont going to transmit local news ie LookNorth and Calender in High Definition some time in the near future ???

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StevensOnln1
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10:34 AM

Ian: The BBC have recently announced that every BBC region in England will be available in HD by the end of 2022. As BBC One HD and ITV HD are broadcast on the same multiplex (PSB3 which is operated by the BBC) it is very likely that you will get the correct version of ITV HD for your region at the same time. ITV have already launched HD versions of all their regions (apart from Border Scotland and Channel Islands) on satellite and cable so ITV should already have most of the infrastructure in place ready to launch those regions in HD on Freeview once the BBC are ready.

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Friday, 9 April 2021
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Steve Webb
1:27 PM

Freeview has recently changed their channel map again. I notice when looking at the UKFreeTV webpage for that transmitter that it has yet to be updated Indeed some of the information is VERY old - even the frequencies of PSB3 and LW multiplexes are incorrect. Some of the pages on the website are dated but many are not. It would be very helpful if each page could show an "updated on" date.

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Saturday, 10 April 2021
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Chris.SE
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2:34 PM

Steve Webb:

As has been posted many times around UKFreeTV, unfortunately the website owner has not had the time to make all the updates resulting from the 700MHz Clearance programme, I can't see any updates being made in a hurry.
My post Friday, 19 March 2021 (p83) here Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) Full Freeview transmitter | free and easy gives the latest UHF details for Belmont.
There is one correction to that post, detailed below -

All:
I thought I'd posted a correction to the earlier post about Notts TV from the Waltham transmitter. It is on UHF C41 NOT C27 as posted above.

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Wednesday, 5 May 2021
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James Lockly
7:43 AM

I'm in a static at Skirlington caravan site on the east coast and i'm having terrible problems with the signal. My aerial guy has told me since bilsdale has moved to channel 21 hd and channel 24 itv etc. its only one channel away from belmonts which used to be fine. Does anyone know when this change happened? I don't recall any issues last year, and i'm sure bbc used to be on a different channel mux . Strangely I get a better signal if i put my amplifier to full and turn the aerial away from belmont. I'm all lost and the aerial guy just tells me its co channel interference as i'm on the edge of 2 transmitter areas, any suggestions?

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