Full Freeview on the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmitter
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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.
Which Freeview channels does the Belmont transmitter broadcast?If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.
Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Norfolk (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Nottingham (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Humberside (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Sheffield (BBC local radio),
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),
73 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 66 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,
Together TV +1, Merit, Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
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?
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.
How will the Belmont (Lincolnshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-5.2dB) 150kW|
|ARQA, ARQB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|Analogue 5, SDN||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 2*||(-14dB) 20kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux B*||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-21dB) 4kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Belmont transmitter area
I'm afraid a lot of what your aerial "guy" is saying, is coming from his rear end!
The main changes at Bilsdale were completed in November 2019 with the exception of the BBCA/PSB1 and BBCB HD/PSB2 swapping their UHF channels in March 2020, in other words, all the channels being used were the same as in November 2019.
Even before that last main change in 2019, Bilsdale was already using adjacent channels to those used by Belmont, namely C26, C29, & C23 for PSBs1-3. Belmont's PSB channels always have been C22,C25, & C28. Changes at Belmont have only affected the COM & Local multiplexes, the last of which was in March 2020. None of those have been or are now, adjacent channel.
So in effect, nothing has changed since then.
Co-channel interference is when transmissions are on the Same channel, Not Adjacent channel.
In this digital age, adjacent channels do not present a problem to modern receivers. There are a number of transmitters that use some adjacent channels for their own multiplexes! Adjacent channels could be, and sometimes were an issue in the old analogue days.
I assume you are talking about Skirlington Leisure Park about half way between Bridlington and Hornsea whose postcode is YO25 8SY. You are well within the coverage area for Belmont and are predicted to get very good reception, whereas not so for Bilsdale - it could be very variable - that's with an aerial pointing at it!
Belmont is almost due S of your location (bearing 176 degrees). Bilsdale however is at bearing 304 degrees, that's slightly W of NW which could possibly be receivable off a rear reception side-lobe of your aerial especially if it's not very directional and particularly if you have lots of unneeded gain from an amplifier.
My suspicion is you may have two issues. One, too much gain from your amplifier (this can also overload your receiver front end and cause pixellation etc.) and two, possible poor rear side-lobe rejection by your aerial.
Most aerials have a reasonable front beam-width, so you can point the aerial off-line a bit without major detriment to the wanted signal, but be in a situation where a rear side-lobe is no longer pointing at any unwanted signals.
The correct UHF channels for Belmont are listed in my post on the 19th March 2021 further up the page (p83).
Check in your TV's tuning section that they are the ones you are tuned to, and also look for the Signal Strength AND Quality (or Error) figures for each multiplex channel. If the Quality is not 100% but the signal is high, turn down the amplifier gain a bit and see what the effect is. Overload can cause the Strength and Quality figures to appear to reduce, even though there is more signal.
Likewise if need be, try turning the aerial maybe slightly W of S, rather than E, as this may reduce any rear side-lobe reception, which if strong enough could cause an addition to an overload problem.
If you are still having problems, knowing what make and model this aerial is, and what is the gain range of the amplifier is could be helpful in giving further advise.
Hopefully it will be a simple bit of adjustment, but a certain amount of experimenting may be needed.
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I have just purchased an LG Fully HD Television. Brand new. I am unable to access channels 101-114 (i.e. the HD ones). Channels 101-105 inclusive are showing on the menu but when I try and access them all I get is a heavily pixelated image. I am located at postcode LN6 8NX and am served by the Belmont transmitter. I live in a bungaow. The aerial is located in the usual place (chimney height). I have tried a signal booster (doesn't work). I have tried retuning multiple times (doesn't work). I have tried restoring to Factory settings (doesn't work). The areial is split three times in the bungalow. I'm wondering if this is the issue (reduced aerial efficiency). I have, so far, not tried manual retuning on channels 101-105. Any help appreciated.
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Mr Paul McLennan:
Were you using any other sets before buying this LG? If so, I'm getting the impression from your post that they did not have HD/T2 tuners? Do you get any pixellation issue at all with the SD channels and how many are you getting, it should be around 90 excluding radio and HD? Roughly how old is the aerial installation?
Splitting the signal will reduce it and any aerial amplification must be between the aerial and any splitter.
It will be no good putting an amplifier after the splitter if the signal has been effectively lost - you can't amplify one that isn't there! Have a look in the Tuning section for signal strength and advise what the Signal strength and Quality is for each of the multiplexes that you are receiving.
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. You ought to be getting the first six of those at least, the predictor shows you should be getting good reception of them all except the Local multiplex.
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Great! tv...freeview channel 49 is the only channel I receive which is now pixelated. I have re auto-tuned as is recommended..but the annoying pixelation remains.It has been for 3 days now. I presumed it might be owing to storm damage..but it is the only pixelated one. ALL the other freeview channels I receive are fine.
What's wrong with channel 49??
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Channel 49 in the EPG is carried on Local multiplexes (as are some of the other Great! channels).
FYI see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings-industry-professionals for which channels are carried on which multiplex. I would have thought you'd have similar problems with the other channels on the Local multiplex.
(It not advised to retune if you are correctly tuned, if you have poor signals at the time it can end up clearing the correct tuning).
(See my post further up page 84 for the correct UHF channels you should be tuned to for Belmont).
Reception of Local multiplexes may not be as good as others, apart from lower power and limited number of main transmitters, they tend to be beamed towards the large centres of urban population for which they were set up.
So it'll depend on location as to how good reception may be (we'd need a full postcode to advise on that).
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