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

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Bilsdale (North Yorkshire, England) mast?

BILSDALE transmitter - Freeview: Off air due to a fire. Go to our Works and Warnings section for more information. from 10 Aug 13:26. . DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:41. . FM: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:20. . BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Bilsdale 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C21 (474.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North East and Cumbria, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 15 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)676mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Tyne Tees), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Tyne Tees),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)676mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)676mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)681mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 H -7.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)676mDTG-618,500W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Newcastle) 1.6m homes 6.0%
from Newcastle NE99 2NE, 74km north-northwest (336°)
to BBC North East and Cumbria region - 70 masts.
regional news image
ITV Tyne Tees News 1.4m homes 5.4%
from Gateshead NE11 9SZ, 75km north-northwest (333°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1313 Nov 2019
A K TA K TA K TK TW T
C21BBCA
C23C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C24_localD3+4
C26BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C27BBCB
C29ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C30_local
C31com7
C33BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C35C5wavesC5waves
C37com8
C40ArqBArqB
C43SDNSDN
C46ArqAArqA
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 12 Sep 12 and 26 Sep 12.

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
com7(-14.3dB) 18.5kW
com8(-14.4dB) 18.1kW
Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*(-19.2dB) 6kW
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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Wednesday, 3 November 2021
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andrew
9:11 PM
Saltburn-by-the-sea

ts13 4sf poor signal strength and signal quality the signal strength keeps going up and down anything from 40-60% on bbc a com 3 ots around 50% bbc b 70% some channels are pixilating

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Chris.SE
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9:32 PM

Mike Davison:

I'm afraid that's very old news Mike (4th Oct.) . It always was the plan to put up a more substantial temporary mast on the original mainmast site once the fired damaged mast was made safe/taken down which it was (see earlier posts).

I had included a link to the Planning application which has been approved, as well as the general information but I think the site censor/spam filter has blocked it. I'll try putting it in a separate post.

See https://www.arqiva.com/news-views/news/update-on-incident-at-bilsdale-mast for a history of events.
For help, see https://www.bilsdalemast.co.uk/ and https://www.freeview.co.uk/help/bilsdale

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10:16 PM

andrew:

As per my previous replies to you, reception can be very varied in your area.
For your specific postcode two different predictors don't predict reception from the Bilsdale Quarry mast (bearing 215 degrees), so you are doing quite well with those signals.
Both those predictors conflict about reception from Pontop Pike (bearing 301 degrees). The BBC one predicts good reception of the 3 PSB muxes and variable for COMs4-6, poor for COM7, the other suggests nothing for all except BBCB which is poor.

Both predictors give very good reception from the temporary Loftus mast (horizontal polarisation bearing 180 degrees) and from Skinningrove (vertical polarisation bearing 20 degrees) both are 3 PSBs only.
You could try manual tuning for the 3 PSB muxes from Loftus (without moving the aerial) the UHF channels are C29, C31, C37 for BBCA, D3&4, BBCB HD.
For info the 3 UHF channels at Skinningrove are C33, C36, C48.

Bilsdale Quarry's channels are as Bildale was, listed in previous recent posts.

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11:00 PM

Mike Davison:

I'm getting rather sick of the filter even taking out the link just to the planning site! So here's what to do -
Use your search engine to look for
north york moors planning application search
and then choose
Planning Application Search.
On the Application Search page look for application NYM/2021/0754/FL

The original links gave full details, no doubt if you search the site you'll find them if you want.

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Mike Davison
11:31 PM
Wetherby

This has yesterday's dateline:-
https://www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/work-starts-on-second-80-metre-transmitter-at-bilsdale/
Sorry asbout the old Northern Echo link.

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Chris.SE
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11:51 PM

Mike Davison:

I believe work started over a week ago.

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Mike Davison
11:55 PM
Wetherby

If there's one thing that annoys me about the Bilsdale page is the reference to ITV companies which were never
transmitted from it, ABC and Granada. It didn't carry BBC1 and ITV until November 1969.

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Thursday, 4 November 2021
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StevensOnln1
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10:46 AM

Mike Davison: The ITV companies listed above appear to be a listing of which companies were broadcasting to that region over the years, rather than which companies were broadcast from this particular transmitter. My local relay has a company listed which had folded years before it was built.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2021
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5:48 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - Freeview: Off air due to a fire. Go to our Works and Warnings section for more information. from 10 Aug 13:26. . DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:41. . FM: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:20. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 18 November 2021
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6:09 AM

BILSDALE transmitter - Freeview: Off air due to a fire. Go to our Works and Warnings section for more information. from 10 Aug 13:26. . DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:41. . FM: Off the air due to a fault from 10 Aug 13:20. . [BBC]

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