Freeview Light on the Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 6,500 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Belper 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.
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 52 Freeview channels?
The Belper (Derbyshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, 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 Belper transmitter?
BBC East Midlands Today 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Nottingham NG2 4UU, 25km east-southeast (105°)
to BBC East Midlands region - 17 masts.
How will the Belper (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 17 Aug 11 and 31 Aug 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Waltham transmitter area
I live in Duffield for 6 years the been ok on all yours tv channels, but now I can receive BBC channels some of the ITV channels are very lealk with small square boxes or blank screen and freeview channel cannot receive at all. Why have you done this so people in Duffield bad signal so having no tv to watch.
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"We" have not done anything, as this is an independent help website. Nor will Freeview have done anything, nor Arqiva who maintain the transmitters.
Having said that there is no currently listed Planned Engineering for the Belper transmitter nor can I find any reported power or transmitter outages that might affect it.
IF it is the Belper transmitter that you normally receive your aerial is likely to be pointing roughly NNNW with its rods (or squashed Xs) vertical. I can't be any more precise as you haven't given a full postcode, although parts of Duffield will receive a good signal from Belper, Duffield is not shown as being technically in the official coverage area.
As there are no currently reported problems, If you are correctly tuned, check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction with the rods (or squashed Xs) vertical and that your downlead looks undamaged and isn't flapping in the wind.
The correct UHF channels for Belper are C33, C48, C36 in the multiplex (groups of TV channels) order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3.
See Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which TV channels/stations are carried on which multiplex.
If you happened to retune when you had no or bad signal you may have inadvertently got tuned to another transmitter with weaker or variable signals, so check in your TV tuning section that you are tuned to the correct ones. Are your neighbours having the same problems?
How old is your aerial installation? If you've had the same one for over 6 years it's possible that it's an old Aerial Group C/D as the UHF channels now used by Belper since the 700MHz Clearance program are now Group K (Wideband will do) and the old aerial will not receive the new UHF channels as well. You would have been eligible for a free aerial upgrade at the time (early 2020) if your reception had been affected then.
Also check all you coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads can be a common problem, try swapping them.
See what signal strengths (if any) and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section, this might indicate potential issues with your aerial or downlead.
If you post the figures for each it may give us a clue.
Do you have a distribution amp/splitter and where is it located? If you have one, check that it still has power and check the connections to it.
If you've altered anything around in your installation, check that you don't have any HDMI leads close to any aerial or flyleads, especially if the aerial and flyleads aren't high quality double screened types. HDMI is known to sometimes cause interference.
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