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

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.811,-1.642 or 53°48'39"N 1°38'30"Wsa_postcodeLS13 3EW

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 mapstxdabBeecroft Hill DABtxradioBeecroft Hill AM/FMtxregionEmley Moor TV regiontx1BBC Yorkshire
tx3Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)txdabxxDAB in LeedstxradioxxAM/FM in Leeds

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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?

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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
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, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 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
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

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, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 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?

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

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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BEECROFT HILL transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:25 on 14 Aug to 16:40 on 14 Aug. [BBC]

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