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The symbol shows the location of the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Chesterfield 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.

 V -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)230mDTG-400W
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1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 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

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C37 (602.0MHz)230mDTG-400W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor 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),

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C29 (538.0MHz)230mDTG-800W
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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

 V -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)236mDTG-8400W
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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

 V -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
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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

 V -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
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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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?

The Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 58km north (353°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 59km north (351°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, 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 10 Aug 11 and 24 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCB(-4dB) 800W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W
Mux A*(-20dB) 20W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Oct 2002Yorkshire Television
Oct 2002-Dec 2014ITV
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Chesterfield 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.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012
7:52 PM

I think it's sorted!
When I have heavy rain (as recently) I lose the HD Channels C29. So tonight I turned back on my amplifier about 25%. This has apparently not affected the other Muxes, but has incresed signal quality on the HD mux C29 and stable between 50 - 60. So tonight I have all channels working fine. Only an hour ago I had no HD C29 and Quality 0-46 Max.

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Greg's 11 posts GB
Sunday, 12 August 2012
4:54 PM

Hello, I am having problems with reception in the S45 9PG area of Clay Cross. Its not a good reception area. I put a new aerial in the loft, largest in screwfix. New cable, amplifier and distribution kit. The system works reasonably well, signal strength and quality is towards the top of the meter. The issue is losing channels. Occasionally bbc1 m/plex whilst all others come in strong and occasionally itv1 m/plex plays up again whilst others remain. Internet says transmitter has no reported problems but have my doubts. Neighbours all watch on dishes so unable to check if they have the same problems. Is it likely the m/plexs are losing power without being acknowledged as a fault ? Any advice please.

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Ian's 1 post GB

5:22 PM

Ian: If you are using the Chesterfield transmitter (aerial set for vertical polarisation, pointing North to Unstone) there is the posibility of interference on every mux, due to frequency clashes. The COM muxes share frequencies with the PSBs from Sutton Coldfield, the HD mux shares with SDN from Waltham and PSB1&2 from Chesterfield use frequencies which are also allocated to Bilsdale, resulting in possible interference when conditions are such that the Bilsdale signals are present at a higher than normal level. Your best prediction for reception of all six muxes from a single site is Emley Moor, aerial pointing NNW and set for horizontal polarisation. The prediction is of course subject to there being no local obstructions (trees or tall buildings) obstructing the signal path.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Monday, 13 August 2012
12:38 PM

Big thanks to KJM Derby, I'm new to the area and your reply has helped me understand whats going on. All the aerials in the area are horizontal and pointing in the direction you describe (emsley moor) as is mine. Presumably the signal is being affected by all the transmissions in the area and being so close to the Dales District. Perhaps the only solution will be a dish. Thanks once more for taking the time to put me on the right track

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Ian's 1 post GB
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Mr Philip Marples
3:10 PM

Could you please advise, regarding the EPG (Electronic Programing Guide) on a TV. My mother who live's in Hasland Chesterfield S41 0AH pick's up her TV reception from the Chesterfield Transmitter. She has a SONY 40inch LCD TV and ever since she has had it, I have too RETUNE it just about every other day !!! we have had TV aerial men to check the aerial and they say all is OK nothing wrong, the trouble is after tuning the tv it does NOT hold the channels that has been tuned in !! the tuning has been done Manual and not Auto. So my question to you is : (1) Does the TV have a fault or (2) Is it the reception !! now too through a spanner in the works what I have done is to tune a LCD tv from Tesco in to the very same aerial and this does NOT show any problems what so ever with the EPG, it holds all channels and has never has lost any in the last 14 days !! howerver the 40inch SONY tv that is her main tv has had to be retuned at least 6 or 7 times in the last 14 days !! Could you PLEASE advise as to this unwanted problem that has been on going now for years !!!

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Mr Philip Marples's 1 post GB

7:42 PM

Mr Philip Marples: Try going into the TV's set up menu system and under "technical set up" you might see "Auto service update" or similar being mentioned, switch it off.

Should you experience any problems in finding this choice as not all menu systems are the same, this aspect can be checked out for you by supplying the model number of the device in question.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Monday, 20 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

11:09 AM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,744 posts xx
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:31 PM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 today to 10:50 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 today to 10:50 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 today, Radio 3 [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,744 posts xx
Transmitter engineering

4:31 PM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 today to 10:50 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 today to 10:50 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 today to 10:54 today, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 today to 10:54 today, Radio 3 FM Weak Si [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,744 posts xx
Friday, 24 October 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:33 AM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 yesterday to 10:50 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 yesterday to 10:50 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 yesterday to 10:54 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 yesterday to 10: [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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