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The symbol shows the location of the Hagg Wood (Kirklees, England) transmitter which serves 1,200 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hagg Wood (Kirklees, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hagg Wood 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.

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C39 (618.0MHz)198mDTG-37W
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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

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C42 (642.0MHz)198mDTG-37W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Yorkshire Emley Moor),

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C45 (666.0MHz)198mDTG-67W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Hagg Wood (Kirklees, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC Look North (Leeds) 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS9 8AH, 28km northeast (34°)
to BBC Yorkshire region - 56 masts.
regional news image
ITV Calendar 1.9m homes 7.4%
from Leeds LS3 1JS, 27km north-northeast (29°)
to ITV Yorkshire (Emley Moor) region - 59 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Belmont region

How will the Hagg Wood (Kirklees, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-135 Feb 2020

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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 7 Sep 11 and 21 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 33W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 6.6W

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. Hagg Wood 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.

Monday, 3 October 2022

1:19 PM

William Rose:

Retuning when you have no signal is the last thing you should do. It usually just clears any correct tuning you had.
There are no reported Faults or Planned Engineering at Hagg Wood at this time.
See also my previous reply to your previous post just before this one.

Without the information, especially the full postcode, there is limited constructive advise that can be offered. Have you checked all the connections behind your TV? Also make sure you don't have any HDMI leads running close to your aerial or flyleads as HDMI can sometimes generate interference.

There could be temporary interference to signals due to current weather conditions. It's Tropospheric Ducting/Temperature Inversion which can often accompany high pressure but the conditions can be very variable, you can't correlate this with what you "see" of the weather or simple barometric pressure. Such conditions have been present over several recent weeks affecting different parts of the country at different times but they don't usually affect several multiplexes at once (it depends where the interference is coming from). There is some present now which could be affecting you.

As mentioned, retuning in these conditions/no signal can just clear the correct tuning and you the have to repeat tuning when signals are normal, as you don't know when that will be you may have to try several times. Also you may have got incorrectly tuned to another transmitters whose signals will disappear as conditions change.
Check in your TV Tuning section that you are correctly tuned to Hagg Wood's UHF channels which are C39, C42 & C45, manual tune to those channels if need be.

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Chris.SE's 3,175 posts GB
Tuesday, 4 October 2022
William Rose
3:04 PM

Further to my post of yesterday, I have now managed to recover the tv channels that are delivered through channel C39 and C45, but I am missing channel C42 altogether. Any further help would be appreciated. My postcode is HD9 7HR and my house number is 38 if that helps.

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William Rose's 4 posts GB
Wednesday, 5 October 2022

7:27 AM

William Rose:

Have you tried a manual tune for UHF C42?
Please confirm which way your aerial is pointing as you should also be able to get very good signals for all multiplexes from Emley Moor.
Where is your aerial, on the roof or in the loft? I assume that if you are actually supposed to be getting your signal from Hagg Wood then the aerial rods (or squashed Xs) are vertical. Have you looked at the aerial?
Is it pointing almost due North with rods vertical, or compass bearing 65 degrees - almost ENE with rods horizontal, or less likely compass bearing 223 degrees - virtually SW with rods vertical?

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William Rose
2:48 PM

Chris.SE: Hi Chris. Thank you for your response. I have tried a manual retune for UHF C42, but it it is still missing. I only have C39 (26 tv channels) and C45 (11 tv channels). I can also confirm that my arial, which is mounted on the roof, points directly at the Hagg Wood transmitter and the rods are vertical. There are no obstructions between my arial and the transmitter. It is directly in line of sight of my arial across the valley. The main transmitter for the region, Emley Moor is the other side of some hills from us and there are also many buildings and trees between us and we cannot physically see Emley Moor Mast from our house. If I am unable to restore C42 to my channel list, then my next step will be to engage a local arial installer and see if it's possible to erect an arial on my roof supported by a mast to raise it to a high enough level in order to receive a signal from Emley Moor. I would be glad of any advice you could give on this course of action. Thank you again for taking the the time to read and respond to my posts.

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4:42 PM

William Rose:

Two checks you could do.

Have a look in your EPG LCNs in the 800s and high 700s above the radio channels. When auto-retuning some sets can get their memory a bit confused and think that the "correct" numbers are already allocated and put channels up there. If you find the PSB2/D3&4 channels are up there, then unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune which should find no channels and clear memory. Then plug the aerial back in and manual retune your UHF channels.

If that hasn't fixed the problem, check with your neighbours whose aerials point at Hagg Wood. Are they getting the ITV/Ch4/Ch5 channels on PSB2? If they aren't either, then there is obviously an unreported fault. If that's the case, I've had little confidence that Freeview are either efficient or helpful in dealing with transmitter faults, so try phoning one of the TV companies, try Channel 4 on 0345 076 0191 or Channel 5 on 020 3580 3600 who seem easier to contact by phone.
Tell them you can't find any listed faults for the Hagg Wood transmitter, you've tried the usual retunes, Freeview are of little help and your neighbours are not getting the PSB2 multiplex either.

As far as the Emley Moor option is concerned, you postcode is predicted to get good signals, you are only 8km from Emley, and I'd be surprised if those distant trees and hill would significantly affect the signal but check with any nearby neighbours that have an aerial pointed at Emley and ask how reliable the reception is generally.

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