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The symbol shows the location of the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) mast?

Sheffield transmitter - Sheffield transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 05/06/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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Which Freeview channels does the Sheffield 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 -0.4dB
C27 (522.0MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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

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C24 (498.0MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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),

 V -0.4dB
C21+ (474.2MHz)290mDTG-1,000W
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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

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C42 (642.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 V -0.4dB
C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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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 9 others

 V -0.4dB
C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

 V -10.4dB
C35 (586.0MHz)287mDTG-12100W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Sheffield Live,

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 Sheffield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 47km north (359°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 47km north (356°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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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 10 Aug 11 and 24 Aug 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 5kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 2.5kW
com8(-6.6dB) 1.1kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, com7, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LS(-17dB) 100W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 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.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011
kB Aerials Sheffield

5:32 PM

Jamie Where in S12 are you - im in s20 if you want to give me a call on my mobile 07946481125

Keith KB Aerials Beighton Sheffield

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6:49 PM

Hello Mike - Thanks for the information (still abit baffled)as i said before i still get bbc1/2, itv, ch4 and a blury ch5 and all bbc dtv. Do you think moving the angle of the ariel may help or do you think after a retuned on the 26th of August I might get more chaneels - thanks again for your help

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6:55 PM

Hello Keith - thanks for your reply, i live in the crystal peaks area - i dont want to spend a futune on getting it sorted as we rarely watch tv up stairs

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7:05 PM

sorry back again!! - i just put my postcode in the tv site settings and Bilsdale come up highlighted in red - not sure if thats the transmitter that i'm using.

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KB Aerials Sheffield

8:40 PM

Jamie - if you live near crystal peaks you could be on Emley Moor or Belmont - Billsdale is much more further north than Emley but we do get overlap usually its the BBC channels on CH 34 from billsdale but its unlikely in s12

go look at your aerial is it pointing the opposite direction to a satellite dish or almost the same angle

if its opposite your on Emley if its similar your on Belmont

Judging by your previous post I suspect Belmont as the BBC and the ITV mux are much more powerfull than the other 4 muxes - this should be addressed tomorrow as the second phase of Belmont switchover happens BY 6 am

I have a feeling that when you rescan in the morning all will be well !

If not give me a call and I can nip out and put an analyser on your aerial and advise - as you live close by I wont charge for popping out and having a quick look - i live near Crystal Peaks too on the other side - you may have seen my van knocking around as im regularly in your area

if you rarely watch tv upstairs im assuming that you have sky downstairs
a cheaper option if your aerial is shot is to take a feed from your sky box to upstairs I normally charge £55 for doing this and if you want to control sky add £15 for a magic eye
Keith KB Aerials Beighton S20 07946481125

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9:46 PM

hello keith - the aerial is pointing the oposite to the the satellite dish!!
thanks for the advise - i will give you a call if you a call if it stays the same!! thanks again.

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KB Aerials Sheffield

10:38 PM

Your on Emley moor then the signal from that transmitter is fairly consistent ie if you get bbc and itv you should get the others as they are on similar power (apart from ch49)

Emley moor switches over from the 7th of september so power levels will start to be increased

But the upping in power will mask underlying problems like water in the cable which is a common problem

so disconnect the aerial look at the connection - has it got signs of water is the braid starting to go black is there a white powder on the connections - these indicate water and need dealing with

Keith kb aerials Sheffield S20 07946481125

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11:40 PM

hello keith - thanks for the information, i only get bbc channels on dtv and analogue - i only get itv on analgue not dtv!! - its a mine field!!

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011
KB Aerials Sheffield

7:25 AM

sounds like you need a new aerial

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8:32 AM

Hello Keith and Mike, many thanks for all your help & advise. Retuned this morning and got 31 additional dtv channels (belmont & Bilsdale now highlighted in red!!) i'll probably get more channels as the signals get stronger.

Thanks again.

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