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Full Freeview on the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter

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This transmitter has no current reported problems

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


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The symbol shows the location of the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 homes.

Other mapstxfvChesterfield FreeviewtxdabChesterfield DABtxradioChesterfield AM/FMtxregionEmley Moor TV region
tx1BBC Yorkshiretx3Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)txdabxxDAB in DerbyshiretxradioxxAM/FM in Derbyshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Chesterfield 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)230m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)230m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5 The North ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

PSB3
BBCB
 vertical max
C29 (538.0MHz)230m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
800W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 vertical -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)236m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)231m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)231m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
400W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



Are you trying to watch these 9 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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 Chesterfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 58km north
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 59km north
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

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

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KWKKK
C23ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C29C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
600C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C34+1
C402ArqBArqBArqB
C43ASDNSDNSDN
C46BArqAArqAArqA
700C50C
C52D

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 10th August and 24th August 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 2kW
BBCB(-4dB) 800W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W
Mux A*(-20dB) 20W

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. Chesterfield 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.



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Transmitter engineering
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CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 on 23 Oct to 10:50 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 on 23 Oct to 10:50 on 23 Oct. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 on 23 Oct to 10:54 on 23 Oct, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 on 23 Oct to 10: [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]
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Geoff Hall
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Got "No Signal" on all channels Saturday and Sunday evenings 25th & 26th October.
Having difficulty retuning TV sets.
Help, please.
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Transmitter engineering
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CHESTERFIELD transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 on 23 Oct to 10:50 on 23 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:30 on 23 Oct to 10:50 on 23 Oct. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 on 23 Oct to 10:54 on 23 Oct, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:28 on 23 Oct to 10: [BBC]
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Geoff Hall: The transmitter has been off air.

Why why why are you retuning?? All you will do is cause more problems because your TV won't be tuned so you won't know when the transmitter is back.
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