Full Freeview on the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter
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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?
Which Freeview channels does the Bilsdale 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) 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 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 Newcastle (BBC local radio), 720 BBC York (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Cumbria (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Tees (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 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 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 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 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,
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bilsdale transmitter?
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.
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?
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How will the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, 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 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|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
Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld
Mike: Its very difficult for anyone to advise in cases where non-standard receivers are being used as devices such as these can suffer problems outside of the norm for Freeview TV's or boxes and there is nothing to compare them with.
That said, if the signal is as strong as you have reported at 10 miles away from the Bilsdale transmitter, then even although the signal strength on PSB1 might appear as being almost identical to PSB2, in reality this might not necessarily be the case and PSB1 is possibly slightly overloading the tuners input, which if this applies is liable to cause instability to occur in the tuner resulting in the corruption any data that might have been picked up, or indeed maybe even completely blocking reception of the mux as this type of thing can happen with standard Freeview TV's or boxes.
Try a reduced signal test by turning aerial about 10 degrees or so away from Bilsdales bearing of 305 degrees, or maybe even just using with a short length of wire (about 5 feet or so) connected into the aerial socket, you will of course have to carry out a retune as the mux data will not have been stored.
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bob: I put <<samsung dvd-sr150m austria>> into Google and perhaps you should do the same:
Samsung DVD-SR150M | AVForums.com - UK Online
I haven't found an answer, or gone much beyond the above link. However, if you find a solution, or indeed come to the same conclusion as Stevenage Neil on AVForums, then it might be useful to others with the same issue.
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Is there any reason that I would be able to receive just PSB2 (itv mux) and no others?
I've just moved into a property that has 2 old contract style aerials on the roof mounted horizontally. Every other house in the village has vertical aerials to pick up the nearby relay as bilsdale is not line of sight here.
I've no idea why the 2 aerials are horizontal as as far as I know the relay was there when the house was built. I didn't expect to pick anything up, but I receive the PSB2 mux at 40% strength 100% quality (no breakups), the other mux's have no signal whatsoever.
I'd rather get freeview from bilsdale as the relay is just freeview light, would a better aerial drag in the others?
Any advice appreciated.
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Jon: It's not possible to say with total and utter certainty, but I think that technically you are pushing your luck to receive anything other than the PSB (Public Service) channels, whether that be from West Burton relay or direct from Bilsdale.
From Bilsdale the COM channels are at half power to the PSBs. They also use a less robust mode so that they can cram in more services (more shopping channels).
So if you are struggling to get Bilsdale's PSBs, then you ain't gonna get its COMs.
That said, contract aerials are cheap crap:
Aerials, TV Aerial and Digital Aerial
Have you tried manually tuning in the other multiplexes? If you do, once you enter the UHF channel number, but before you press the button to scan, wait and see whether it gives any indication as to quality and strength.
Looking at the terrain plot, the difficulty is Penhill:
Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location
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Thanks for the quick reply Dave,
I didn't expect to receive anything, I already thought I'd need to get a new aerial for the local relay (as I think the existing one will be grouped, so just turning vertical wont help).
The TV is tuned already because I've moved from the top of the dale so had good Bilsdale coverage before.
I'd already used the frequency tuning, 29 (itv mux) gets 40% signal 100% quality, all others get absolutely nothing except 26 (bbc1) which intermittently gets 5-10% signal 10% quality / no signal.
I didn't expect to get anything, but I'm now more confused since get 1 mux perfectly usable and nothing else. I wondered if perhaps the itv mux was transmitted from higher on the bilsdale mast than the others?
I guess I'll have a trip to the loft to investigate the cabling next (there are 4 aerial sockets in the house, although only 1 seems to have any signal for anything.)
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