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Full Freeview on the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps53.283,-1.429 or 53°16'60"N 1°25'43"Wsa_postcodeS18 4BT

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter. Click to recheck [+] is loading, please wait...

The symbol shows the location of the Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmitter which serves 25,000 homes.

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tx3Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)txdabxxDAB in DerbyshiretxradioxxAM/FM in Derbyshire

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 Chesterfield 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
 vertical -3dB
C26 (514.0MHz)230m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 vertical -3dB
C23 (490.0MHz)230m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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),

 vertical max
C29 (538.0MHz)230m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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

 vertical -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)236m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 vertical -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)231m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

 vertical -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)231m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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

Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Chesterfield (Derbyshire, 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 Chesterfield transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 58km north
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 59km 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 Chesterfield (Derbyshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupA KA KWKKK

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 2kW
BBCB(-4dB) 800W
SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4(-7dB) 400W
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-17dB) 40W
Mux A*(-20dB) 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. Chesterfield 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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Tuesday 1 May 2012 7:52PM Chesterfield

I think it's sorted!
When I have heavy rain (as recently) I lose the HD Channels C29. So tonight I turned back on my amplifier about 25%. This has apparently not affected the other Muxes, but has incresed signal quality on the HD mux C29 and stable between 50 - 60. So tonight I have all channels working fine. Only an hour ago I had no HD C29 and Quality 0-46 Max.

Sunday 12 August 2012 4:54PM Chesterfield

Hello, I am having problems with reception in the S45 9PG area of Clay Cross. Its not a good reception area. I put a new aerial in the loft, largest in screwfix. New cable, amplifier and distribution kit. The system works reasonably well, signal strength and quality is towards the top of the meter. The issue is losing channels. Occasionally bbc1 m/plex whilst all others come in strong and occasionally itv1 m/plex plays up again whilst others remain. Internet says transmitter has no reported problems but have my doubts. Neighbours all watch on dishes so unable to check if they have the same problems. Is it likely the m/plexs are losing power without being acknowledged as a fault ? Any advice please.

Sunday 12 August 2012 5:22PM

Ian: If you are using the Chesterfield transmitter (aerial set for vertical polarisation, pointing North to Unstone) there is the posibility of interference on every mux, due to frequency clashes. The COM muxes share frequencies with the PSBs from Sutton Coldfield, the HD mux shares with SDN from Waltham and PSB1&2 from Chesterfield use frequencies which are also allocated to Bilsdale, resulting in possible interference when conditions are such that the Bilsdale signals are present at a higher than normal level. Your best prediction for reception of all six muxes from a single site is Emley Moor, aerial pointing NNW and set for horizontal polarisation. The prediction is of course subject to there being no local obstructions (trees or tall buildings) obstructing the signal path.

Monday 13 August 2012 12:38PM Chesterfield

Big thanks to KJM Derby, I'm new to the area and your reply has helped me understand whats going on. All the aerials in the area are horizontal and pointing in the direction you describe (emsley moor) as is mine. Presumably the signal is being affected by all the transmissions in the area and being so close to the Dales District. Perhaps the only solution will be a dish. Thanks once more for taking the time to put me on the right track

Mr Philip Marples
Thursday 12 December 2013 3:10PM Chesterfield

Could you please advise, regarding the EPG (Electronic Programing Guide) on a TV. My mother who live's in Hasland Chesterfield S41 0AH pick's up her TV reception from the Chesterfield Transmitter. She has a SONY 40inch LCD TV and ever since she has had it, I have too RETUNE it just about every other day !!! we have had TV aerial men to check the aerial and they say all is OK nothing wrong, the trouble is after tuning the tv it does NOT hold the channels that has been tuned in !! the tuning has been done Manual and not Auto. So my question to you is : (1) Does the TV have a fault or (2) Is it the reception !! now too through a spanner in the works what I have done is to tune a LCD tv from Tesco in to the very same aerial and this does NOT show any problems what so ever with the EPG, it holds all channels and has never has lost any in the last 14 days !! howerver the 40inch SONY tv that is her main tv has had to be retuned at least 6 or 7 times in the last 14 days !! Could you PLEASE advise as to this unwanted problem that has been on going now for years !!!

Thursday 12 December 2013 7:42PM

Mr Philip Marples: Try going into the TV's set up menu system and under "technical set up" you might see "Auto service update" or similar being mentioned, switch it off.

Should you experience any problems in finding this choice as not all menu systems are the same, this aspect can be checked out for you by supplying the model number of the device in question.

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