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The symbol shows the location of the Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 6,000 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 Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Ladder Hill 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
C26 (514.0MHz)452mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 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

 V max
C23 (490.0MHz)452mDTG-3200W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 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 (Granada),

 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)452mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
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

DTG-3 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 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
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The Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, 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 MAX, 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 Ladder Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 29km northwest (310°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 29km northwest (310°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Ladder Hill (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-

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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Ladder Hill 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 April 2011
Transmitter engineering

4:31 AM

LADDER HILL transmitter - Freeview HD Digital TV Off Air from 11:10 yesterday to 11:14 yesterday [BBC]

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Monday, 13 June 2011
Transmitter engineering

10:34 AM

LADDER HILL transmitter - Over the next week Ladder Hill relay: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) Service Shutdowns, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Saturday, 25 June 2011
9:32 PM

i have ditital freeview tv, use areal on roof but since thursday i,ve only been getting bbc, i have reset tv and scaned, aurto and manualy, i have good signal on challel 27 but poor everyother,
is it my tv or areal

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samantha's 1 post GB
Sunday, 17 July 2011
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
6:28 PM
High Peak

Freeview promised so many diverse channels in our area, in reality what did we get? not a great deal, where are the film channels, where is dave, gold, etc.

There were 4 analogue channels so we could have had 4 mux but no we got three and a pile of radio channels why?

Sky is fine, but then you need a box in every room, not a real solution...

not happy!

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Ian's 1 post GB
Mike Dimmick

6:38 PM

Ian: The government decided to release one-quarter of the frequency spectrum used for analogue. Ofcom decided they didn't have the power to force the three commercial operators to transmit from any new sites. I disagree, but there you are.

Ofcom are currently running a consultation on extending the duration of the Mux C and D licences, see Ofcom | Television Multiplex Licence Renewals . You have until the 18th of August to respond. Unfortunately they've already issued a new licence for Mux A.

Digital UK's predictor reckons you have a reasonable chance of getting the commercial multiplexes by pointing an aerial over the Pennines to Emley Moor, starting some time next year. Again, not too sure about that!

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Saturday, 13 August 2011
2:19 PM

You may be able to get all the Freeview channels even though you're behind some hills where you are. Take a drive towards Whaley, on the right as you go past the Hanging Gate are a house & a bungalow, each with a big X beam high gain aerial & amp on the roof. Youll need something similar to be in with a chance. I live in Whaley & get all the channels. My outdoor, amplified Blake SR18CD is actually pointing towards Chinley Churn!. This is approx 90 degrees clockwise from the actual line between Winter Hill & my house. I got the aerial, amp & fittings from here A.T.V (Aerials And Television) TV Aerial, DAB Aerial, FM Aerial.
This site
Map of area between SK054807 and
shows what is on a line between Winter Hill & the centre of Chapel (SK054807 is on Station Rd N). Hit back below the map to show the terrain blocking the line of sight. Theres a link there to take you to the main page to re-enter map co-ordinates for a more accurate fix.

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mick's 5 posts FR
Monday, 24 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

9:42 AM

LADDER HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:24 today to 05:00 today HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:24 today to 05:00 today [BBC]

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Transmitter engineering

5:05 AM

LADDER HILL transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 02:24 yesterday to 05:00 yesterday HD Digital TV Off Air from 02:24 yesterday to 05:00 yesterday [BBC]

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