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The symbol shows the location of the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 30,000 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 Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Olivers Mount 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
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
C31- (553.8MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)193mDTG-2,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V -3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)189mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
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 14 others

COM5
ArqA
 V -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)188mDTG-81,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 V -3dB
C35 (586.0MHz)188mDTG-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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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The Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Olivers Mount transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 91km southwest (234°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 92km southwest (236°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Olivers Mount (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1712 Feb 2020
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C29BBCA
C31D3+4
C32SDN
C34ArqA
C35ArqB
C37BBCB
C39_local
C49tv_off ArqBArqB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C54tv_offSDNSDNSDN
C56tv_off_local_local_local
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C58tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C61ArqB
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C66C5wavesC5waves

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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 3 Aug 11 and 17 Aug 11.

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

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4, Analogue 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-3dB) 1000W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-13dB) 100W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Olivers Mount transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
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. Olivers Mount 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
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Briantist
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9:09 AM

Nigel: You might want to use Bilsdale, however, as you will be able to receive all the multiplexes from that transmitter both now and in the longer term, and your reception from Oliver's Mount will deteriorate in the future.

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Paul
10:15 AM

Will it increase to 2900W or 1500W as it says on this web page, just above where the posts start? Will we see an immediate improvement on 17th or will it be somehow "phased in"?

Paul

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Briantist
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10:20 AM

Paul: Sorry. The PSB multiplexes are 2kW, the COM multiplexes 1kW. That's an "average" of 1.5kW.

The changes happen between midnight and 6am on the 17th.

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Paul
11:30 AM

Sorry to be a pain, but I am having difficulty fathoming that out - could be so kind as to explain in lay-man's language please?

Paul

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Mike Dimmick
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1:53 PM

Paul: First, forget about averages, they're meaningless. The coverage on one set of channels is not altered by the power level on another set of channels, and what you care about is whether it's strong enough on the channels you do want.

On digital, TV channels are carried in a 'multiplex', a digital transmission that carries lots of channels in the space that one analogue channel used to take. This is done because there's much more capacity available that one compressed TV channel takes (three to four times typical DVD rates, TV is more heavily compressed than a DVD), and there's a certain amount of space wasted if you tried to divide up the broadcast channel into smaller blocks.

All that's happened so far is that the high-power BBC A multiplex has replaced the old analogue BBC Two and the low-power Multiplex 1, which carried most of the BBC channels before yesterday. Because BBC Two's analogue channel is being freed for 4G mobile services, the digital transmission has actually taken over BBC One's frequency and BBC One has temporarily moved to BBC Two's old location.

That new BBC A multiplex is transmitting at a maximum of twice the maximum power of the former analogue transmitter on that frequency. It's 20 times the power of the old low-power Multiplex 1.

Where there are factors of millions of times between the highest and lowest levels accepted, engineers usually use a logarithmic scale - decibels. A multiplication of the original by a factor turns into an addition of the logarithms of the original value and the factor. Multiplying power by two is adding (about) 3 dB and multiplying by ten is adding 10 dB. It's a useful scale if, like human hearing and vision, there is a logarithmic response, or if, like TV transmission, the source is diffused in all directions, but we largely 'see' just the straight-line path between transmitter and receiver.

On the 17th, the remaining analogue and low-power digital transmissions will be switched off. The replacement high-power transmissions will start up at their allocated power levels - 2000W for the three multiplexes that were gifted or licensed to the public service broadcasters (BBC A, D3&4, BBC B/HD) and 1000W for the three multiplexes licensed to commercial operators (SDN, Arqiva A, Arqiva B).

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Nigel
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2:32 PM
Malton

Yes I do use Bilsdale but its TT TV and people in Ryedale (Malton to the coast) prefer YTV so had a play to see what I could get Emley moor is forecast to be higher strengh so will try in September

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Briantist
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5:20 PM

Mike Dimmick: I've removed the reference to the average power, you are correct, it adds nothing. It was part of the simulation system before I added in the detailed "Comparison of analogue and digital signal levels" section to each page.

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Briantist
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8:58 PM

Nigel: You might have to use two aerials in the long run, so you can get the Leeds BBC and ITV services as well as the three commercial multiplexes.

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Friday, 5 August 2011
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Paul
9:02 AM

Mike Dimmick: Brilliant explanations - most helpfult, thank you.

Ok I will now sit back and await the 17th for hopefully superb Digital Broadcasts all round :)

Paul

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Nigel
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1:29 PM
Malton

Is BBCA Ch 57 now on full power or will it increase further at DSO 2

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