Freeview Light on the Dronfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dronfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,400 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Dronfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Dronfield 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.
64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?
The Dronfield (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.
If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Dronfield transmitter?
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 55km north (355°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
How will the Dronfield (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 10 Aug 11 and 24 Aug 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area
Norman Cook: I take back what I said. Dronfield is fed over the air from Chesterfield which is line-fed (phone line) from Emley.
Looking at the spread of the signal from the Dronfield transmitter I'm surprised you can receive it in Norton.
In any case, reception from Crosspool/Tapton Hill would give you all the channels.
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The following post has been copied from the Chesterfield transmitter page.
"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.
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 C39, C42, C45 in the order PSBs 1-3.
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