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The symbol shows the location of the Hebden Bridge (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 3,200 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 Hebden Bridge (Calderdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hebden Bridge 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.

 V max
C25 (506.0MHz)268mDTG-50W
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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

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C22 (482.0MHz)268mDTG-50W
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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),

 V max
C28 (530.0MHz)268mDTG-50W
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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/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Hebden Bridge (Calderdale, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Hebden Bridge transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 33km east-northeast (78°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 30km east-northeast (75°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Hebden Bridge (Calderdale, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1331 Dec 2019-

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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 250W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50W

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. Hebden Bridge 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.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
3:28 PM
Hebden Bridge

Mike Dimmick - thanks for yr response.
The good news, which I was about to post, is that about 20mins ago TV flickered back into life! I'd left it on, set to BBC1, took a few seconds for picture to settle, but after that all my usual channels available. Phew!
The BBC site: still says 'offline since 08:35' - perhaps the engineers are sitting there with crossed fingers, too nervous to tempt fate by declaring AOK too soon.
The BBC link you kindly listed above leads you to a reporting page which assumes, as do all the other sites I found, ONLY that the problem is my reception, not anything to do with transmitter/transmission.
They make you jump through many - page fulls - of yes/no questions offered only one at a time, before at last you get to a text box to enter comments/symptoms.
They then warn that you are unlikely to get a response!
I guess they have remote monitoring for the 50 or so satellites fed by Emley Moor, so have a fair idea of the problem the moment it arises. They will have some idea of when a crew can arrive on site, and even some idea of how long to correct, all within minutes of the fault arising.
Could we not be in on a bit of this info? ukfree is more help than all the other services put together - keep up the good work!

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goshawk's 4 posts GB
Friday, 26 October 2012
3:01 PM
Hebden Bridge

Why cant 'we' get all the freeview channels on the hebden bridge transmitter we only get 25, why cant we get all 40 odd channels?

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carlos's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

3:13 PM

carlos: Because those that don't broadcast from Hebden Bridge transmitter (the Commercial ones) don't consider it worth their while. Those that do broadcast have a "Public Service obligation. See here for an explanation:

Londonderry transmitter | - 10 years of independent, free digital TV advice

Look around for any aerials directed at Emley Moor as these are likely to provide all channels. Emley Moor is at 121 degrees and aerials will be horizontal/flat (unlike Hebden Bridge ones which are vertical). This might give you an idea as to whether you might be in with a shot at getting the full service from Emley.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Gill A
5:11 PM
Hebden Bridge

Hi,Do we have any idea when the transmitter will be back up and running?

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Gill A's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

5:42 PM
Hebden Bridge

Gill A: Enter the postcode for the transmitter into the Northern Power Grid website and you will see that the time the transmitter went off air 11:43, according to R+T Investigation, is the same time at which the power went off.

The postcode, HX7 6JW, is given at the top of this page.

The answer therefore is: some time after the power is restored.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Alan Woodward
8:35 PM
Hebden Bridge

My 83 year old Father has lost all TV signal. (Hebden Bridge) He is with BT Broadband, which receives freeview signal for the area.
Any idea when the signal is due back?

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Alan Woodward's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

8:58 PM

Alan Woodward: Refer to my posting immediately above yours!

There is a power outage to the site so, unless you have a spare generator, the answer is "some time after the power is restored" !!

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Friday, 9 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

9:44 AM

HEBDEN BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 07:58 today to 08:07 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 10 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

2:44 AM

HEBDEN BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 07:58 yesterday to 08:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 11 May 2014
Transmitter engineering

2:39 AM

HEBDEN BRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Wrong Programme from 07:58 on 09 May to 08:07 on 09 May. [BBC]

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