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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 - DAB: Low power due to essential engineering from 30 Nov 10:47 until 30 Nov 11:45. . BBC


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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.

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, 23 BBC Three, 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 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C28 (530.0MHz)463mDTG-6150,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -4.8dB
C30- (545.8MHz)463mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -1.8dB
C23 (490.0MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -1.8dB
C26- (513.8MHz)492mDTG-8100,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LDN
 H -14.8dB
C32 (562.0MHz)463mDTG-125,000W
Channel icons
7 Estuary TV Doncaster,

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 / June 2022 - 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, 22 December 2021
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Peter Rolt
6:41 PM

Transmitter We have been unable to watch BBC1, BBC2 or BBC4 for several weeks now on Freeview via the Belmont transmitter, we have to resort to Freesat.

We were hoping the failure today might see an improvement upon repair but it's still unwatchable.

Is this related to the issue from the 6th December please? engineering:

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Peter Rolt
6:44 PM

Sorry for the multiple posts

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Thursday, 23 December 2021
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Chris.SE
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3:01 AM

James:
Peter Rolt:
Steve: & David:

I can't find any reports of faults at Belmont, and work did continue last week but as far as we know the work was completed and was just routine maintenance.
What has been an issue though is the weather conditions.

There has been moderate Temperature Inversion/Tropospheric Ducting affecting large parts of the UK for several days.. Do NOT retune, it will more likely remove your correct tuning.

These conditions are predicted to ease late on Wednesday by the end of the night
Despite the incorrect spelling, this link does work - simple technical explanation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/rec….jpg

Essentially it results in interfering signals from other transmitters in the UK or Europe reaching you and so your wanted signals are disrupted. It won't necessarily affect all multiplexes or necessarily at the same time if more than one. It can last for seconds, minutes, sometimes hours or longer.

The BBC have had a warning on their Works and Warnings page for a few days, and Freeview had added one today - Wednesday (better late than never!) but at the time it was then mainly affecting the S & SE.

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Tuesday, 1 February 2022
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Brian topley
9:07 AM

We have lost itv+1

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Chris.SE
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1:48 PM

Brian topley :

I'm very tempted to ask where did you think you lost it? You should find it at LCN35 in your EPG.
If it's been missing since the retune, have you looked in the 800s?

If it's up there, along with a number of other channels, HOWEVER Belmont is currently listed for Planned Engineering, so signals and reception may not be normal.
As you haven't given a full postcode we can't comment on how good a signal you might have, so if the channels are in the 800s, make sure they all have a signal BEFORE unplugging the aerial and then carry out a full automatic retune which should clear all existing tuning.
Plug the aerial back in and repeat the retune which will hopefully restore all channels correctly.

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Tuesday, 8 February 2022
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Brian Lofthouse
9:03 AM

Good morning, when we all changed to digital in 2009 I can remember feeling a little disappointed. The reason why was, I had been given a demo at my local TV shop, I was absoluted gob smacked by the picture quality I watched that day. I imagined my Full HD TV would be the same after the tune up but it wasn't ! I quickly went back to the shop and was told that transmission was 1080i and I had watched 1080p !! Could you please clarify if that is the case ! Over the years the only way to watch anything up that standard was with a blu-ray disc ! I am hoping to buy a 4K TV soon, again I have been told there are limited 4K sources but hopefully a dramatic improvement !!
regards Brian

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StevensOnln1
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11:34 AM

Brian Lofthouse: HD channels broadcast on Sky and Freesat are all 1080i, HD channels on Freeview can be a mix of 1080i and 1080p but as there is only limited capacity available they are all broadcast at a much lower bit rate than typically used on BluRay discs, resulting in a lower picture quality. Most 4K/UHD content is delivered over the internet, so the bit rate used will partly depend on your broadband connection being fast enough to stream the film or program and not just the video file being played from the server. It's difficult to tell what it will be like watching at home as there are so many variables, but you could ask the shop to play a UHD programme from iPlayer to give you an idea of how real world content is displayed, rather than just watching something played from a demonstration disc (or more likely hard drive/USB stick).

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Brian Lofthouse
12:10 PM

Brian Lofthouse:

Thank you the info and well explained.

Much appreciated

Brian

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Wednesday, 9 February 2022
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Chris.SE
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2:34 AM

Brian Lofthouse:

I've also seen it change between 1080i and 1080p during some BBC HD programmes, this may be related to the source of the material at the time rather than the available bit rate capacity at the time which can change dynamically.
I don't know where you'd find the info on your set, it may be on the detailed EPG, or the Guide or using an Info button?
But if you can find it, on BBC 1 & 2 it should tell you its HD, 16:9, 1080p (or i), HE-ACC and whether it's HbbTV, MHEG, and content type (eg. News and Factual).
It's surprising what material/programmes including ITV, Ch.4 and Ch.5 are in 1080p

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Wednesday, 4 May 2022
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Tony DENNIS
3:22 PM
Immingham

Hi,
I cannot pick up any BBC channels unless they are on Freeview, and also would my Roki effect the signal.

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