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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 (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 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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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 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

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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

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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

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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
Channel icons
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, 5 February 2020

7:48 PM


Arqiva should have completed the work at Emley Moor today on behalf of Freeview. All multiplexes have now moved to their final UHF channels. (The list at the top of this page is out of date as the site owner has not had time to make all the changes to all the transmitter listings).
The multiplexes that were on UHF C51 and C52 have now moved, COM7 has also moved from C32 - this was the whole point of the retune!

Emley's Multiplexes & UHF channels are now as follows, in the order -
PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB, COM7 HD, COM8 HD, & Local
C47, C44, C41, C33, C36, C48, C55, C56, & C39.

I'd suggest that you unplug your aerial and carry out a retune which will clear all previous tuning as no channels will be found.
Plug the aerial back in and carry out a retune, then check your multiplexes are correctly tuned to those UHF channels. If not repeat, the initial clearance and then retune manually to those UHF channels.

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Chris.SE's 3,093 posts GB

11:25 PM

Richard caywood:

What local news programmes were you picking up on each set before today?

For the Upstairs set, I wondered whether you've got PSBs 1 & 2 mixed up. As for the other channels there's something of a mystery, except C51 & C52 are the old Emley COMs 4&5, and C48 is now Emley COM6.

I think first I'll list the Bilsdale ones for you in the same order as I've done for Emley in the previous post for Arthur.
Bilsdale C21, C24, C27, C43, C46, C40, C55, C56, C30. You can ignore the HD & Local ones C27, 55, 56 & 30.

As for the other channels I can't find any transmitters that you are likely to pick up with those numbers!
Maybe start with the Upstairs set, unplug the aerial and do an automatic tune to clear memory of all previous tuning.
Then carry out a manual tune for each of the Bilsdale UHF channels and see what %Signal & Quality you've got for each multiplex.

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Chris.SE's 3,093 posts GB
Thursday, 6 February 2020
Richard caywood

11:59 AM

hi. i have done a rescan without the aerial attached to wipe the memory of all channels and then did a retune theses are the results from the upstairs tv.

I have decided to use a seperate freeview box
this is a dion 8k bandwidth

psb1 uhf ch21 (682.000 mhz)
psb2 uhf ch24 (658.000mhz)
coms 4 uhf ch43 (594.000 mhz)
coms 5 uhf ch46 (570.000 mhz)
coms 6 uhf ch40 (690.000 mhz)
lls uhf ch55 (618.000 mhz)
coms 7 uhf ch56 (498.000 mhz)
coms 8 uhf ch30 (478.000 mhz)

signal and quality is holding signal 94% quality 84% upstairs

now the downstairs tv

psb 1 uhf ch21
psb 2 uhf ch24
coms 4 uhf ch36
coms 5 uhf ch33
coms 6/7 uhf ch48
coms 8 uhf ch 39

signal and quality is holding signal 100% quality 100% downstairs

u ask the question on what i receive for local news..... NE/C

hope this helps

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB
Richard caywood

12:05 PM

i can also add that when the 6pm news comes on it changes to cumbria /tyne tees news

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Richard caywood's 55 posts GB
Dave Bates
6:34 PM

Hi up until the December retune I could get BBC4 HD fine, after that I tried multiple retunes and finally tuned it on a very stormy day (Elmley Moor transmitter). It was only on rare times i could actually view it. (a few other channels such as cbeebies HD also disappeared but no great loss.)

After the February retune I was hoping i'd get it back as the transmitter was outputting at 51,200 W on channel 56 as opposed to 5 kw from a local transmitter since December apparently. Unfortunately I still can't get it. I use a horizontal oldish loft aerial. Is there any mileage in me getting an improved aerial ?


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Dave Bates's 2 posts GB
7:51 PM

After much manual retuning the standard [not HD] channels for anyone in east Yorkshire pointing at Emley Moor are: 33 36 44 47 48

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Andrew's 1 post GB

7:58 PM


All Emley's UHF channels are as I detailed them in my post yesterday at 7:48pm

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Chris.SE's 3,093 posts GB

8:04 PM

Dave Bates:

There was no retune at Emley in December, the previous one was 23rd October and the transmitter power was reduced to 47.86kW, but that small difference shouldn't have made any difference, it's more likely to have been the effect of the channel change from C34 to C56.

For your postcode (picked up from your other post), you should have no problem with any of the multiplexes from Emley, so yes, a new aerial may solve the problem, especially if your "oldish loft aerial" is a Group B with 10 or 14 elements and not a larger wideband or Group E, although a Group T aerial will do, a Group E might be better as it should have slightly better gain unless you have a more elaborate Wideband/Group T.

Do you know what aerial you have at present, how many elements it has (describe if need be)?
It's also worth checking its alignment which should be bearing 187 degrees, that's 7 degrees W of due S at your location.
It might also be worth you checking that you are correctly tuned to all Emley's UHF channels as listed in my post yesterday at 7:48PM.

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Chris.SE's 3,093 posts GB

8:38 PM

To be clear, in case anyone gets confused, the reduction in power to 47.86kW is for the COMs 7&8 multiplexes, the main multiplexes PSBs & COMs are all 174kW.

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Chris.SE's 3,093 posts GB
Friday, 7 February 2020
12:46 PM

Thanks for the various inputs.

The nub of it all, which was all we really needed to know was that the channels that were previously on C51/52 like Dave channel are now on C33

I have retuned C33 and my stations are now restored.

Whilst I appreciate there are a lot of techies out there working in the field it must be remembered that ordinary domestic folk don't converse in the same language. Your average Freeview box will always talk in terms of Channels like C48, C51 etc so when providing info you simply need to tell people which channels have moved to which new channels.

In this case the earlier posted told me that the channels 51/52 had been moved, but failed to state simply where to.

All I needed to do was retune the specific channels that were new (e.g. C33)

It would be helpful if the details at the top of the webpage could be kept uptodate so domestic viewers had a quick and simply list of which programmes were on which channels.

Aside from that thanks for all your help


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