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The symbol shows the location of the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 570,000 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 Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

BILSDALE transmitter - Freeview: Off air due to a fire. Go to our Works and Warnings section for more information. from 10 Aug 13:26. . DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:41. . FM: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:20. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Bilsdale 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
C21 (474.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 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 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV 1 (SD) (Tyne Tees), 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 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)676mDTG-6100,000W
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 -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)676mDTG-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 -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
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 -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
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

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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bilsdale transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 74km north-northwest (336°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 75km north-northwest (333°)
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

Are there any self-help relays?

Garsdale (pin Fold)Transposer63 homes (coverage together with SH34)
Hawsker BottomActive deflector 150 caravans
LangthwaiteActive deflector30 homes

How will the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
A K TA K TA K TK TW T
C21BBCA
C23C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C24_localD3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C27BBCB
C29ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C30_local
C31com7
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37com8
C40ArqBArqB
C43SDNSDN
C46ArqAArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-5 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
com7(-14.3dB) 18.5kW
com8(-14.4dB) 18.1kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.2dB) 6kW
Mux 1*(-20.2dB) 4.8kW
Mux D*(-24.9dB) 1.6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bilsdale transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Jul 1974Yorkshire Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Tyne Tees 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. Bilsdale was not an original Channel 3 VHF 405-line mast: the historical information shown is the details of the company responsible for the transmitter when it began transmitting Channel 3.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:45 PM
Halifax

Interesting to note that in the early hours of tomorrow morning Wednesday 26 September 2012 the four remaining analogue channels BBC1,ITV1,Channel 4,Channel 5 along with the lower powered pre-digital switched Mux's 2,A,B,C,D will all be switched off for good.However looking thru tonights programme schedules,they will definitely be interupted on the analogue platforms and any one could go first,not necessarily BBC1 going first and Channel 5 going last,it could go in any order.As i can receive snowy analogue reception here in Halifax from Bilsdale tonight its a case of dont blink as you will miss it.(Analogue going off suddenly forever,and in no particular order).

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012
T
Thomas
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:06 AM
Leeds

Well that's it, the end of analogue from Bilsdale.

BBC1 went off first at around 11:30pm, just after the programme finished. No warning, announcement or ceremonial closedown as far as I can tell. Just after midnight Channel 4 went off, quickly followed by ITV1. Again, no warning or closedown - just the 'analogue will cease at midnight' caption.
Finally Channel 5 went off at 00:05, with no warning or anything.

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Stuart Owens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:23 AM
Wrexham

Saw ITV1 and Channel 5 switch off myself also, Thomas, albeit extremely badly 120 miles away in Wrexham, North Wales! Never expected BBC1 to switch off as early as 11:30pm despite one programme ending and another starting at that time. Expected it to switch off mid-programme just after Midnight so missed their closedown.

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Stuart Owens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

12:28 AM
Wrexham

Forgot to say, 120 miles away from Bilsdale in case you wondered which transmitter I was watching it on.

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Murphy
12:42 AM

A sad farewell to my garage TV, which has been available as company when D.I.Y.ing for over 20 years since I retired.

A suitable aerial and also the cost of a digi-box and cables is uneconomic.

Time to turn the clock back and use the wireless, but I guess that's progress in 2012!

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Alan
12:46 AM

sat watching channel 4+1 at arounf 12.10am when it freezes and goes off now i cant seem to find any channels after numerous scans except BBC anyone else having this problem, Middlesbrough area

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laurdy
1:21 AM
Ripon

All Muxes are now operational

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:27 AM
Halifax

Yes,I can receive the new 100kw high powered D3+4 multiplex from Bilsdale on frequency 29 here in Halifax,HX2 9JY,House No3,using the borrowed group W wideband aerial in my bedroom with my signal booster/amplifier on giving 99% Signal Quality and 71% Signal Strength.Without the signal booster it pixellates,but using my normal set-top aerial with/without amplifier frequent pixellations,breaking up to No Signal mode.
As for BBCB on frequency 23 from Bilsdale as my set-top box is non-HD,Signal Quality 0% understandably,but Signal Strength 69%,so a decent HD box/TV can receive HD programming from Bilsdale in my locality.BBCA on frequency 26 from Bilsdale already 99% Signal Quality and 69% Signal Strength again the same as two weeks ago using my borrowed group W wideband aerial in my bedroom with signal booster/amplifier on.Will update again soon relating to the 50kw COM multiplexes from Bilsdale,if they are attainable at my abode indicated earlier in this text.

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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

2:23 AM
Halifax

Update concerning the 50kw COM muxs from Bilsdale.All receivable here but with occasional pixellations,again using my borrowed group W wideband aerial in my bedroom with the signal booster/amplifier on,again without this reception is problematic.I will conduct further tests in due course.

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