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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Sheffield 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.

 V -0.4dB
C27 (522.0MHz)290mDTG-31,000W
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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-31,000W
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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),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)290mDTG-61,000W
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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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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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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 8 others

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C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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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

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

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 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.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011
KB Aerials Sheffield

9:28 AM

Do the check for water - emley moor powers up next month !


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KB Aerials Sheffield's 274 posts GB
9:10 PM

Mux 2 is actually on 63, not 53 anymore.

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Niven's 11 posts GB
Thursday, 18 August 2011

8:00 AM

Niven: Yes, it says

After switchover frequency notes ():
Arqiva B at Sheffield is expect to temporarily operate on channel 63 for a short period after switchover.
ArqB starts on C63 at DSO 2 (24 August 2011) at full power (1kW) and moves to final channel (this has C49 - prev C39) on 27 September (a Tuesday)


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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

8:04 AM

Jamie: Red indicates that a transmitter has engineering information associated with it.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
10:30 AM

Thanks for the information Briantist

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Jamie's 9 posts GB
1:28 PM

Briantist: I saw that, but I said Mux 2 (D3&4), not Arq B.

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Niven's 11 posts GB
Saturday, 20 August 2011
8:30 PM

Since 10th August ish, we can't get BBC1 or BBC2, presumably because of the BBCA mux going to channel 27, whatever that means. Re-tuned Samsung digi-box many times, it has updated itself with new software and I've tried resets and cleaning the co-ax connections. Can't get BBC2 on analogue either. Had a new aerial that the man said was specifically for this transmitter last year. Other TVs in the house get all channels fine (presumably getting Emley Moor).


S6 6BZ - line of sight to Crosspool

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Joe's 3 posts GB
Sunday, 21 August 2011
Jim F

7:19 PM

Joe: The Sheffield transmitter at Crosspool is in the middle of its switchover, so you won't get BBC2 analogue because it has already been switched off. The rest of the analogue signals will disappear on Wednesday 24th Aug.
BBC1 & BBC2 are now on UHF channel 27, and retuning should find them - but if you haven't "cleared out" the previous UHF channel information for these, then your digibox will store them with programme numbers up in the 800s. Have a look there to see if that's what's happened.

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Jim F's 141 posts GB
8:45 PM

Hi Jim. Thanks for your response.
Still no luck. Tried all combinations and permutations of resets, retunes and software updates. Even tried letting it half tune then taking aerial co-ax out and vice versa then total power off, reset and retune. Same. I don't know if this is relevant but I don't get any channels above the 700s (Samsung sir u-2001 digibox can apparently go up to 999).

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KB Aerials Sheffield

9:17 PM

joe - I think what you will find is that the signal now is phenomenally strong where you are - can you actually see the top of the transmitter - if so your box is probably being swamped by too much signal
nip into ATV at hillsbourgh opposite back entrance to the barracks where morrisons is and get an attenuator - they do a various ones you probably find it will work once the signal is reduced

The aerial installer would have installed a wideband aerial - you obviously received analogue BBC 2 as you state you now miss it - the new BBC channels are where BBC2 analogue used to be !


if not they're about a fiver so you've not wasted much

Keith KB Aerials

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