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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 Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmitter which serves 570,000 homes.

Other mapsBilsdale DABBilsdale AM/FMBilsdale TV regionBBC North East and Cumbria
Tyne TeesDAB in North YorkshireAM/FM in North Yorkshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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 Bilsdale 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
 horizontal max
C26 (514.0MHz)676m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One North East and Cumbria, 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
 horizontal max
C29 (538.0MHz)676m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Tyne Tees), 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 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C23 (490.0MHz)676m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)676m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)681m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)681m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others

com7
 horizontal -13dB
C31 (554.0MHz)676m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
5,000W
Channel icons
74 CBeebies HD, 84 Al Jazeera Arabic, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD,

com8
 horizontal -13dB
C37 (602.0MHz)676m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
5,000W
Channel icons
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Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Bilsdale transmitter?


BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 74km north-northwest
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.

ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 75km north-northwest
to ITV Tyne Tees region - 47 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with Border

Are there any self-help relays?

Garsdale (pin Fold)Transposer63 homes (coverage together with SH34)
Hawsker BottomActive deflector 150 caravans
LangthwaiteActive deflector30 homes

How will the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupA KA KKKKK
C212
C23C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C24+B_local_local_local
C26BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C27+C
C29ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
600C31Acom7
C33BBC1BBC1BBC1
C34+1
C35C5C5
C37com8
C40ArqBArqBArqB
C42D
C43SDNSDNSDN
C46ArqAArqAArqA

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 12th September and 26th September 2012.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Middlesbrough including Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Bilsdale transmitter using C24
  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for York could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Bilsdale transmitter using C24

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

Analogue 1-5 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.2dB) 6kW
com7, com8(-20dB) 5kW
Mux 1*(-20.2dB) 4.8kW
Mux D*(-24.9dB) 1.6kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Bilsdale transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Jul 1974Yorkshire Television
Jul 1974-Feb 2004Tyne Tees Television
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Bilsdale 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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Dave Lindsay
Friday 3 January 2014 4:44PM

Bob: I explained the reasoning behind this only the other day:

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Basically the only reason that ITV HD is divided into regions - albeit larger than those for standard definition - is for the benefit of the broadcaster. It allows different adverts to be shown to different parts of the country, just as Channel 4 and Channel 5 do.


Transmitter engineering
Monday 20 January 2014 10:23AM

BILSDALE transmitter - Over the next week Bilsdale main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]


Transmitter engineering
Monday 17 February 2014 12:09PM

BILSDALE transmitter - Over the next week Bilsdale main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]


Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 25 February 2014 4:24AM

BILSDALE transmitter - Over the next week Bilsdale main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]


N
Nigel
Friday 28 February 2014 11:41AM Malton

NO COM 8 but COM 7 recieved at 66% No tv or radio at 11.00 Malton


Robert Hill
Monday 3 March 2014 3:48PM

I live in Bramham around about 3 to 4 miles south of Wetherby.. Tried to see how well I could receive Com 7. From Bilsdale Tx ,We'll I can receive it very well, with a indoor aerial , it is a Maxview Model 3010 placed about 3ft up the a down stairs window. The Signal Strength is 60% and the Signal Quality 100%


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