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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 max
C27 (522.0MHz)290mDTG-31,000W
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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

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C24 (498.0MHz)290mDTG-31,000W
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3 ITV (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 4 Channel 4 North ads, 5 Channel 5 The North ads, 6 ITV2, 13 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)290mDTG-61,000W
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45 Film4 +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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

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C42 (642.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITVBe, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITVBe+1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

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C45 (666.0MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

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C39+ (618.2MHz)287mDTG-81,000W
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 BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT HD, plus 18 others

 V -10dB
C55 (746.0MHz)287mDTG-12100W
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from 22nd December 2014: 8 SLTV/Sheffield Live, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

 V -7dB
C31 (554.0MHz)290mDTG-6200W
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starts sometime during 2014/5: 63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

 V -7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)290mDTG-6200W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5: plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

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BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 47km north
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 47km 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 Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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Monday, 16 February 2015
Dave Lindsay
5:21 PM

Andy: There's talk here of a transmitter at Grenoside to serve those whose aerials point to Emley Moor, however I'm guessing that as you're better served by Belmont that you are probably on south or south each facing slope and therefore not in with a shot at that either:

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Saturday, 21 February 2015
6:43 PM Sheffield

Dave: Thanks for the reply and yes I'm on a South East slope. Officially I shouldn't be able to receive from Sheffield Transmitter, but following the digital switch over and associated power upgrade I get reasonable quality most of the time. It is a pity about the lack of quality for Sheffield Live though. Does anyone know anything about the Grenoside Transmitter being available and whether it will I'll be able to bensfit being at a relatively high point in S17? Cheers

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Sunday, 22 February 2015
Dave Lindsay
5:46 PM

Andy: I wouldn't like to say with any certainty whether the Grenoside transmitter, if it were to come to fruition, would serve you. In general terms, a south-facing slope is just what you don't want for a transmitter to the north! So I doubt it will.

This is a terrain plot from you to the Crosspool transmitter:

Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location

Obviously the plotter samples ground heights at set intervals and as it's only a relatively short distance it may not be entirely accurate.

There's also a question of which channel to use. Refer to Digital UK Coverage Checker for your location:

Coverage Checker - Detailed View

UHF channels available for use by TV are 21 to 30 and 39 to 60. At your location only 50, 55 and 59 are free. 56 and 57 are used by Waltham for its lower-powered COMs. We already know that 50, 55 and 59 are used at Oughtibridge so they won't be available for use by Grenoside. Therefore, if Grenoside comes off my guess is that it will broadcast on 56 or 57, and even if you are just about in with a shot you "may" find that outside chance obliterated by Waltham.

And then there is the question of your aerial for Grenoside (I guess it's unlikely you will receive from it, but let's just say you will), you will have to receive other channels from where?

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015
David White
12:06 AM Dronfield

Hi, I have a small problem with FreeView reception @s18 Dronfield

I have used the Terrain mapping site and can not find an Transmitter that indicates liner of site coverage.

I have found a reference to a repeater in Dronfield, which does seem to have line of site.

The web site states:

- Note that only the three basic PSB MUXES are transmitted from Dronfield, not all six.
- However, its 3 digital MUXES will be within its original C/D group

Which means nothing to me, If a use this transmitter, what will I loose?

Thanks in advance.


I am not looking for HD.

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