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The symbol shows the location of the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter which serves 1,550,000 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 Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Emley Moor 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.

 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)578mDTG-3174,000W
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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

 H max
C44 (658.0MHz)578mDTG-3174,000W
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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),

 H max
C41 (634.0MHz)578mDTG-6174,000W
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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

 H max
C33 (570.0MHz)566mDTG-8174,000W
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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

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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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 8 others

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)565mDTG-8174,000W
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 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

 H -15.4dB
C39 (618.0MHz)565mDTG-125,000W
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from 22nd September 2014: 7 Made in Leeds,

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
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 22km north-northeast (22°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 22km north-northeast (15°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

Are there any self-help relays?

Derwent BActive deflector74 homes
Derwent CActive deflector (second level)
Dunford BridgeActive deflector14 km S Huddersfield15 homes
Hmp LeedsTransposer30 homes
ThixendaleTransposer25 km ENE York40 homes

How will the Emley Moor (Kirklees, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1956-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-5 870kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 174kW
com7(-12dB) 54.8kW
com8(-12.3dB) 51.2kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.4dB) 10kW
Mux A*, LLS(-22.4dB) 5kW
Mux D*(-23.4dB) 4kW

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.

Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Richard caywood

2:35 PM

Just so that we both are aware of this problem it goes like this.

The way that I have it now for upstairs the 4g filter is in the TV and I get signal 84 quality 84.
When I place the 4g filter via the booster in tv2 coax I get signal 15 quality 0
If I place both 4g filter and 6db attenuator upstairs I get signal 35 quality 0 and the picture is pixelated.
If I place just the 6db attenuator in TV upstairs I get signal 35 quality 0 .
I have tried this in every way that I can.
Without the booster I receive no signal.

Is it just me or is there some kind of interference that just cannot be explained.
But when I do the same downstairs there is no change, besides a few channels where the quality is lower than it was as above message

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB

3:39 PM

Richard caywood:

I think all this suggests that there are two things going on.

1) There is some interference and it seems to be affecting the upstairs TV more than downstairs. When you put the filter in the booster for TV2 it seems to be having little effect (if any), but if you plug it in to the back of the Bedroom TV you get Signal 84% Quality 84% if I read that right. This suggests most of the interference is being picked up in the coax run from the booster to the TV. This could be that there is some hidden mains cable nearby that has the interference in it and is radiating to the coax, or just the particular lie of the coax acting as an aerial for the interference. So I would leave the 4G filter in the back of the TV.

2) There is also some signal overload. (BUT the overload could be caused by the Interference and not the DTV signals that you are wanting to watch!) This is proven by the fact that when you insert the attenuator, the signal on the bedroom TV goes up (the reverse of what you'd intuitively expect!). It's also proven by the fact that when you put it in the aerial input or the downstairs TV the signal stays on 100% BUT the QUALITY goes up - this latter result is a typical indicator of TV set front-end overload, but as I've already said probably more due to the interference. When you overload even more, the quality will go to 0% and the signal reading also goes down - again the converse of what some may have expected.

So one combination that seems to give adequate? results at present is 4G filter in back of Bedroom TV, and the 6dB attenuator in the back of the Downstairs TV (because quality goes up!).
There is something else to try and more to suggest, but I'll post this first, so you can confirm you've followed what I've said and things are working as I've understood it.

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Richard caywood

4:14 PM

You could be right with hidden cables as they where underneath the floor boards. When I saw them doing the works , they where left over cables. I'm unsure at this time if theses where removed or left, since they were old cable wires.
The only difference to the plug sockets what was rewired was made higher than they where before.
The joint wall to bedroom 1 and 2 is that after measuring from the wall to the plug socket both measure the same length. In other words back to back.

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB
Thursday, 30 January 2020

1:38 AM

Richard caywood:

So if you can post the signal & quality figures for both sets with the 4G Filter in the back of the Bedroom TV and the 6dB Attenuator in the back of the Downstairs TV, it'll hopefully confirm what I'm expecting.

Having done that, there is one other combination worth trying to see what the figures are -
Put the 4G Filter between the aerial and the Booster, and the 6dB Attenuator in the back of the Bedroom TV and post the figures for both TVs.

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Richard caywood

1:07 PM

As asked I have placed the 4g filter in bedroom TV (Signal 84 quality 84)
I also did the same downstairs with the 6db attenuator ( signal 100 quality 95)
As u have advised me to do as in 4g filter between the aerial and the booster TV in bedroom goes down to signal 35 quality 0. This with the attenuator plus same with out in the back of tv in bedroom Signal 35 quality 0
Downstairs the signal hasn't changed much. 100 signal quality 84

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB

8:30 PM

Hi there, well it does confirm that a lot of interference is getting to the bedroom TV via it's coax, some better quality double screened coax might improve that situation.
At present the best option is the 4G Filter in the back of the bedroom TV and the 6db attenuator in the back of the downstairs TV. The sets should be capable of coping with 84% & 95% quality without much noticeable degradation, but it's still desirable to improve on this where possible.

Now, because your TV's are older 720p sets, they won't have a DVB-T2 tuner necessary for getting the HD channels. Because you are in an "awkward" reception location, any reception of COMs 7&8 if you get an DVB-T2 TV or Set-top Box, is likely to be somewhat weakened by the Ch.59 Filter which doesn't have a very sharp cut-off and can reduce Ch.55&56

AT800 also do a Ch.60 Filter which is higher quality and has a sharper cut-off. My suspicion is that you'll also benefit from one of these even in current circumstances as you are surrounded by Mobile Phone masts (7 of them) 2 of which are more or less on the line of sight to Bilsdale, and the same situation if you were to go for Emley Moor.
Do any of your very near neighbours have an aerial pointing at Emley Moor?
Do any of your very near neighbours have an aerial pointing at Bilsdale?
Do any of them get COMs 7&8 - BBC News HD and BBC4 HD , 4Seven HD & Quest HD etc.?

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Richard caywood

11:13 PM

Thank you mostly appreciated on your input,.
Would I be able to get hold of an at800. Ch 60 filter inregards to where I got this one from which was

I do have a neighbor a few doors down that has an aerial pointing towards emley moor
He receives all his channels via a ee set top box. He does get all channels including sports and movies, but his TV is connected to his ee modem even though he has an aerial

I don't have any neighbors who's aerial is pointing to wards bilsdale, so I'm guessing I'm the only one.

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB
Saturday, 1 February 2020

12:18 AM

I just want to check on one bit of technical info before I make my suggestion, as there are two different standards of Ch.60 filter.

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Chris.SE's 3,184 posts GB

3:03 PM

Richard caywood:

The filter you want to try and get is a Filtronic UK-PSD008-V5-P DMSL LTE 800-DTT Consumer Filter (CH60) which you should be able to get from at800 at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz phone 0808-1313-800

I wouldn't mention that you've got a filter from Digital UK, say a friend has lent you a Ch.59 filter which improved the situation but has not cured it. Tell them that you are surrounded by 7 Mobile phone masts (they should be able to check that themselves anyway) and the problem has got worse.

Don't mention that your current sets are not HD getting the HD multiplexes. If they ask what they are just say the are LG you're not sure what model.
Explain you are in a weak reception spot being in a dip and the COMs 7&8 multiplexes on Ch. 55 & 56 are especially weak, the Ch.59 filter is not helping and that you've been told that the Ch.60 filter is a more effective better quality filter that doesn't affect Ch.55 & 56 the same.

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Chris.SE's 3,184 posts GB

3:08 PM

Richard caywood:

Forgot to mention that you should tell them that you've carried out all the checks on your aerial installation and cables and coax connectors. If need be you can mention your electrical installation has been recently rewired and tested, so you know there are no problems there.

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