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Freeview Light on the Bradford West (Bradford, England) transmitter

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth53.807,-1.800 or 53°48'24"N 1°47'58"WBD9 6DB


4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C59: D3+4
See Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Bradford West (Bradford, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Bradford West (Bradford, England) transmitter which serves 5,300 homes.

Other mapsEmley Moor TV regionBBC YorkshireYorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)DAB in Bradford
AM/FM in Bradford

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 Bradford West 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C55 (746.0MHz)229m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
3W
Channel icons
1 BBC One Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C59 (778.0MHz)229m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
3W
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
C50 (706.0MHz)229m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
3W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 41 Freeview channels?






The Bradford West (Bradford, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5*, 5USA, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, BBC Red Button 2, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Channel 5 +24, CITV, Community Channel, Community Channel HD, Dave, Dave ja vu, Drama, E4+1, Film 4 +1, Food Network, ITV 2 +1, ITV 3, ITV 4, ITV 4 +1, Movie Mix, Movies4Men, pick, Quest, Quest +1, Really, RT English , Sky News, The Zone, Travel Channel, True Entertainment, VIVA, Yesterday.

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 Bradford West transmitter?


BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 18km east
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.

ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 15km east
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Bradford West (Bradford, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C49ITVITVITV
C50BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55BBCABBCABBCA
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1
C59D3+4D3+4D3+4
800C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C67C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th September and 21st September 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 12W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-6.8dB) 2.5W

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. Bradford West 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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