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Full Freeview on the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.379,-1.514 or 53°22'44"N 1°30'52"Wsa_postcodeS10 5GL

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. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Sheffield (Sheffield, England) transmitter which serves 120,000 homes.

Other mapstxdabTapton Hill DABtxradioTapton Hill AM/FMtxregionEmley Moor TV regiontx1BBC Yorkshire
tx3Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)txdabxxDAB in SheffieldtxradioxxAM/FM in Sheffield

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 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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
C27 (522.0MHz)290m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
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
C24 (498.0MHz)290m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
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
C21+ (474.2MHz)290m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
1,000W
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

COM4
SDN
 vertical max
C42 (642.0MHz)287m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C45 (666.0MHz)287m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C39+ (618.2MHz)287m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
1,000W
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), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others

LS
 vertical -10dB
C55 (746.0MHz)287mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 8 SLTV/Sheffield Live, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 vertical -7dB
C31 (554.0MHz)290m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
200W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014: 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 vertical -7dB
C37 (602.0MHz)290m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
200W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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

regional news image
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?

years1969~851984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-18
aerial groupVHFA KWWKKW
C1BBCtv
C6ITV
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C24ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C27BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1com7
C37com8
C39+ArqB+ArqB+ArqB
C42DSDNSDNSDN
C45CArqAArqAArqA
700C532
C55LS
C57A
C60B
800C631
C67C5C5

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 10th August and 24th August 2011.

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

Analogue 1-4 5kW
Analogue 5(-3dB) 2.5kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 1000W
com7, com8(-14dB) 200W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, LS(-17dB) 100W
Mux C*, Mux D*(-20dB) 50W

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.



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Transmitter engineering
Friday 22 August 2014 4:33AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:07 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 yesterday to 12:03 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 yesterda [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 23 August 2014 4:33AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:07 on 21 Aug to 12:03 on 21 Aug. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 on 21 Aug to 12:03 on 21 Aug, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 on 21 Aug to 12:03 on 21 Aug, Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 10:07 on 21 Au [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Thursday 4 September 2014 1:33PM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 05:48 today to 09:10 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 5 September 2014 4:33AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 05:48 yesterday to 09:10 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 5 September 2014 10:32AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 05:48 yesterday to 09:10 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 08:47 today to 08:49 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 6 September 2014 4:33AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 05:48 on 04 Sep to 09:10 on 04 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 08:47 yesterday to 08:49 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 7 September 2014 4:35AM

SHEFFIELD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 05:48 on 04 Sep to 09:10 on 04 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Off Air from 08:47 on 05 Sep to 08:49 on 05 Sep. [BBC]

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