Full Freeview on the Idle (Bradford, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Idle (Bradford, England) transmitter which serves 21,000 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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Idle (Bradford, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Idle 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.
1 BBC One (SD) Yorkshire, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Leeds (BBC local radio), 720 BBC York (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Humberside (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Lincolnshire (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Sheffield (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (SD) (Yorkshire (Emley Moor micro region)), 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),
73 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 66 TBN UK,
CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 Ideal World, 50 TJC, 95 Create and Craft, 252 Kiss Chat & Date, 253 Proud Dating, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Craft Store TV, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 72 Shopping Quarter, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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)
Are you trying to watch these 11 Freeview HD channels?
The Idle (Bradford, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT 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 Idle transmitter?
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 15km east-southeast (105°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
How will the Idle (Bradford, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Emley Moor transmitter area
I agree with what StevensOnln1 has said and his approach to investigating this, but do check that the aerial is pointing the right way - bearing 189 degrees (rods vertical) that's 9 degrees W of due S. Also that the down lead is secure and not flapping in the wind.
It's slightly baffling that the quality is showing as 100% as one would expect it to decrease with overload, but nevertheless remove these small boosters to start with and see what happens to the strength and quality figures.
In addition, make sure you don't have any HDMI cables close to any aerial leads and flyleads, especially if the aerial leads and flyleads are not high quality double screened types. HDMI has been known to cause interference which could produce the effects you are seeing.
If the 4 channel splitter/booster also supplies power to the masthead amp, then it'll be almost impossible to take it out of circuit for tests. I don't suppose it has a variable gain control that you can turn down?
If removal of the set back boosters still leaves the signal the same, then it might be worth trying a variable attenuator at the set back so you can reduce the signal.
Something like this eBay item number: 310039226920
Coax TV Aerial Attenuator Adjustable Variable Between 0-20 dB Reduces signal | eBay
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About 3 months ago, a mast was erected on Leeds and Bradford road Idle (outside The George pub) which I presume is a 5G. Lots of others are appearing all over the area as well.
At first, Freeview reception was shady and now it is none existent at certain times of the day.
The degradation of signal is truly remarkable and beggars belief. Even the BBC services are unobtainable at certain times and no ITV/Channel4/Channel 5 at all.
Previously and prior to the 5G install, we could receive usually 136 TV/Radio channels. Now we are lucky to get 50 and sometimes none.
I know it is not an aerial issue as I used to install them. We retune the TVs in the house every day so no 'update' issues either.
A few days ago , we retuned to 136 channels again briefly (it lasted 2 days). I guess it was because the 5G mast was undergoing maintenance.
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Please provide a full postcode and which direction your aerial is pointing so that we can look at the predicted reception in your locale. Are the aerial rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal or vertical? Roughly how old is the aerial and downlead?
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