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The symbol shows the location of the Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter which serves 3,000 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 Todmorden (Calderdale, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Todmorden 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C39+ (618.2MHz)271mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)271mDTG-3100W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)271mDTG-6100W
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
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Todmorden (Calderdale, 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 Todmorden transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 36km east-northeast (75°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 34km east-northeast (72°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1331 Dec 2019-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCABBCA
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesD3+4D3+4
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves

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 1-4 500W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100W

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. Todmorden 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.

Comments
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:32 AM

TODMORDEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 16:17 on 08 Jun to 18:54 on 08 Jun, HD Digital TV Off Air from 12:35 on 08 Jun to 14:29 on 08 Jun. [BBC]

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MikeP
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2:12 PM

David Mansell:

There is essentiual engineering work being carried out on the Todmorden transmitters. The equipment used is very reliable but does need regular maintenance, just like your car. They also need to add facilities and to do that they either reduce the power output or turn it off altogether for a short while - in the interests of the health of the engineers doing the work.



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Monday, 13 June 2016
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Harry
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1:15 AM

David Mansell: I'm not sure why you have 'no desire' to watch Freesat considering you seem a bit upset of the reliability of your incoming signal at the moment. What's your dislike for Freesat?

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Transmitter engineering
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11:32 AM

TODMORDEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:49 yesterday to 17:55 yesterday. [BBC]

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David Mansell
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2:56 PM

Mike P, how do you know that maintenance is being carried out. According to Digital UK the only maintenance currently being carried out in the Yorkshire TV area is in Grimsby (which is not in Yorkshire) which is close to where I come from but not where I live now.
Harry, I don't see why I should have to buy a satellite dish to receive a decent signal.

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MikeB
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4:59 PM

David Mansell: Firstly, put your postcode into the site (or just put in it when commenting) so we can see if you are supposed to get a decent Freeview signal. Remember it is beyond the wit of man to be able to get a TV signal through a hill, so it there is one between you and the transmitter, then geography and physics trumps your desire to just watch Freeview.

Next, if you are supposed to get a decent signal, check your equipment. Loads of people complain that they are getting a lousy signal, etc. And loads of them insist that their system is perfect, put in by experts, etc. But a frayed wire, or water getting into a single joint will cause problems. Transmitters seldom go down, and 'low' power is normally very much a temporray thing - most problems are to do with the system in the home, not anywhere else.

If your prone to get a rubbish signal, and you tried your best to get Freeview - give up. Einstein's adage about 'doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result' is true - if its not going to happen, your just wasting time and money. Freesat works fine (my parent-in-law have it as well as Freeview), and it actually has certain advantages. You can even put up the dish yourself.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

TODMORDEN transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 17:49 on 12 Jun to 17:55 on 12 Jun. [BBC]

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MikeP
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1:30 PM

David Mansell:

If you look above your and my posting for an entry timed at 11.32 on Monday, you will see a posting about engineering work at Todmorden transmitter. Before that, an 08.32 entry also states there is work. Further, another entry today at 08.32 again states there was a problem between 17.49 and 17.55 on Monday!

That's how we know there is work beimng done. The information comes from the organisation responsible for the maintenance. DigitalUK get their information later so may not be aware yet of the work.



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David Mansell
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1:45 PM
Todmorden

Mike P,
There is nothing wrong with my equipment. My problems with the signal have coincided with downtime at the transmitter. I get the same sort of response from Digital UK pointing the finger at me when it's actually transmitter problems.
As I said I had absolutely no problem with HD but strange blips on SD and then the situation reversed, so it's a transmitter problem not a reception problem. My postcode is OL14 5EL

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MikeB
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4:22 PM

David Mansell: You can't simply assume that there is a transmitter problem, or that its due to transmitter maintainance. Admittedly, the transmitter only puts out 100w tops, and obviously during any maintanence that might be much reduced, but your are only 2km from the transmitter - which means than you might be able to get a perfectly good signal with nothing more than a set top aerial, if that! So if the problem occurs when there is no maintainence, etc, logically, it has to be at your end.

I'd check the muxes for signal strength - too high might be the problem - your just so close. If they are low, then there has to be something very wrong with your system.

Considering the very limited jumber of channels you get from that transmitter, and the small chance of getting any more from another transmitter, Freesat is the obvious way to go.

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