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Freeview Light on the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter

Google mapBing mapGoogle Earth53.811,-1.642 or 53°48'39"N 1°38'30"WLS13 3EW


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: BBCA
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 Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) transmitter which serves 21,000 homes.

Other mapsBeecroft Hill DABBeecroft Hill AM/FMEmley Moor TV regionBBC Yorkshire
Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)DAB in LeedsAM/FM in Leeds

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 Beecroft Hill 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 max
C59 (778.0MHz)197m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200W
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
C55 (746.0MHz)197m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200W
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)197m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
200W
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

LLS
 vertical -10dB
C56 (754.0MHz)197mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20W
Channel icons
from 22nd September 2014: 8 Made in Leeds, 64 Bonanza Bonanza, 75 Pop,



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The Beecroft Hill (Leeds, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Community Channel HD.

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 Beecroft Hill transmitter?


BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 7km east
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.

ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 5km 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 Beecroft Hill (Leeds, 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
700C50BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4D3+4D3+4
C56LLS
C59ITVITVITVBBCABBCABBCA
800C62BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C4C4C4

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.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Leeds including Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Beecroft Hill transmitter using C56

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

Analogue 1-4 1000W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 200W
LLS(-17dB) 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. Beecroft Hill 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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paul green
Monday 11 March 2013 1:36PM Pudsey

my aerial on roof point to emley moor but is shadowed by trees and buildings keeps and signal keeps breaking up can i turn to bramley as i have a clear veiw


Dave Lindsay
Monday 11 March 2013 1:46PM

paul green: If you do, then you will loose access to the Commercial (COM) channels. See:

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Beecroft Hill only carries PSB channels.


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Derek
Sunday 2 February 2014 4:14PM

I have recently purchased a Panasonic DMR-PWT530 HDD Recorder. It will only show the selected channel number on the menu without any of the programme data. Is this because I am tuned in to the Beecroft Hill transmitter instead of Holme Moss?
Thank you for any assistance you can offer.


Transmitter engineering
Wednesday 26 February 2014 4:23PM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:59 today to 11:00 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:10 today to 10:12 today. [BBC]


Transmitter engineering
Thursday 27 February 2014 4:29AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:59 yesterday to 11:00 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:10 yesterday to 10:12 yesterday. [BBC]


Transmitter engineering
Friday 28 February 2014 4:23AM

BEECROFT HILL transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 10:59 on 26 Feb to 11:00 on 26 Feb, HD Digital TV Off Air from 10:10 on 26 Feb to 10:12 on 26 Feb. [BBC]


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