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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.

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Friday, 17 September 2021
Transmitter engineering
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10:47 AM

Chesterfield transmitter - Chesterfield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 13/09/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 20 September 2021
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6:09 AM

Chesterfield transmitter - Chesterfield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/09/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 27 September 2021
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11:49 AM

Chesterfield transmitter - Chesterfield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/09/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Monday, 4 October 2021
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5:43 AM

Chesterfield transmitter - Chesterfield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 04/10/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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Tuesday, 30 November 2021
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Michael Arnold
11:37 AM
Dronfield

Why does C31 on the Chesterfield transmitter from the top of Summerfield Road, Dronfield, always have very poor Signal Quality although Signal Strength is excellent?

This implies interference at this specific frequency as Signal Strength is excellent.

C37, 43, 46 and 40 are absolutely fine implying a mux problem or specific frequency interference on C31.

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Darren
5:08 PM

Michael Arnold: The problem is Co Channel interference from the Waltham TV Transmitter, it can also affect Channel 37. I have commented about this before but my comments seem to have been lost.
Darren DG TV and Aerial Services.

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Chris.SE
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6:06 PM

Michael Arnold:

If you unfortunate enough to be in a location where your aerial has to point roughly SE to get the Chesterfield transmitter (or that being within the beamwidth of the aerial) then there's the possibility this might be an issue.
That said, Waltham is getting on for 70km away and is horizontally polarised, whereas Chesterfield is vertically polarised.
Depending on how far away from the Chesterfield transmitter you are, and your predicted reception, a good aerial installation should avoid these issues except in extreme circumstances. We'd need a full postcode to look at predicted reception in your locale.
An experienced (even CAI approved) installer would know how best to achieve this with careful choice of aerial and siting. In a worst case it may even be best to consider stacking two aerials, but that is getting to an extreme.

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Darren
6:52 PM

Chris.SE: I have in the past 20 months since the Frequency change been fitting Aerials with good Cross Polarity Rejection in the Dronfield area and this usually fixes the issue.

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Chris.SE
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7:31 PM

Darren:

Well at least that's good news. LPDAs are supposedly one of the best, but as I'm not in Dronfield I can't say if other good yagis may suffice. It does seem that the channel allocations were ill-thought out for the area but, it must have been a bit of a nightmare for the frequency planners.

I don't know who at Freeview you contacted about the issue but unfortunately reporting problems to them seems a waste of time, they seem useless. If you can get hold of DUK and/or Arqiva for problems that may achieve better results (or BBC Engineering if it's something affecting their channels), but in any event they are highly unlikely to make any frequency changes for a small number of households!

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Friday, 3 December 2021
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3:13 PM

Chesterfield transmitter - Chesterfield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 29/11/2021 Screen may go black on some or all channels [DUK]

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