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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)230mDTG-3400W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 V -3dB
C37 (602.0MHz)230mDTG-3400W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)230mDTG-6800W
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
 V -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)236mDTG-8400W
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
 V -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
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
 V -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)231mDTG-8400W
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)

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?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020
A K TA K TA K TK TK T
C23ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C29C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C31BBCA
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C37D3+4
C40ArqBArqB
C43SDNSDN
C46ArqAArqA

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

Comments
Thursday, 13 February 2020
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Darren
6:37 PM

I'm a Local TV Aerial Installer and have noticed since the Retune event on the 5th that in certain areas in Dronfield the CBER readings on CH37 (ITV mux) are very bad and on the edge of Pixellation. I have reported this to Freeview.

Regards

Darren.

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Chris.SE
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7:47 PM

Darren:

Thanks for your info., good luck with getting Freeview to take any notice, many have tried to report various faults to them in the past, but their front facing staff only seem to be able to tell people how to retune and they don't know the difference between "Tropospheric Ducting" and High pressure!
I have copied your post onto the the Dronfield transmitter page as well.

Also note that at the present time, the site owner has not had the chance to update the list of channels here -
From the 5th Feb.2020 the channels are C31, C37, C29, C43, C46, C40 in the order PSBs 1-3, COMs 4-6.

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Tuesday, 25 February 2020
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Darren
8:39 PM

Further to my comment on 13th Feb, I'm fairly sure that the problem is co channel interference from the Waltham TV Transmitter which is receivable in the affected areas, the common factor being the Multiplex's on CH31 and CH37.

Regards

Darren. DG TV and Aerial Services


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Chris.SE
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9:18 PM

Darren:

And it doesn't look as though the problem will "improve" any with the Waltham retune on the 4th March. C37 remaining unchanged, C31 might be worse as COM6 replaces COM7 which moves to C55.

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Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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David Levitt
1:54 PM

Hello,
I would appreciate you advice.
I am thinking of putting the security cameras on the in house TV distribution system which already carries the Freeview Channels from the Chesterfield transmitter. What channel number do you suggest I set the input to in order to avoid any interference.
Thanks for your help.
David

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Chris.SE
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3:35 PM

David Levitt:

Any channel above C55 shouldn't give any problems as none are used for TV reception and they're well away from those that are. One thing to maybe watch out for is that the signal strength from your camera system isn't so strong that is "desensitises" your TV/Receiver tuners and the signal for the TV channels seems weaker.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2020
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4:28 PM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:54 until 5 Aug 10:56. . [BBC]

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Saturday, 22 August 2020
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1:09 PM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:54 until 5 Aug 10:56. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 30 August 2020
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4:33 AM

CHESTERFIELD transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:54 until 5 Aug 10:56. . [BBC]

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Monday, 7 September 2020
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CHESTERFIELD transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to essential engineering from 5 Aug 09:54 until 5 Aug 10:56. . [BBC]

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