Note from the graph that the three PSB MUXES can still be received on an original A group aerial.
Also see other relevant K group curves.
For Chesterfield we recommend the DM log for strong signal areas, the Log36 or medium signal areas and the Yagi18K or XB10K for poor signal areas, the latter aerial being particularly well suited to loft mounting. The XB16K is for those with the most marginal signals. The dimensions and test performance of the aerials can be found on the relevant tables.
It should be remembered that because of Wideband antennas poor response at the bottom of the band nobody should ever fit a “high gain” wideband on any K group transmitter, e.g. Chesterfield. If the site is in a poor spot a “high gain” K group aerial should be used. On the other hand if the signal is strong (or medium) then by definition it doesn`t need a “high gain” antenna anyway ! Under these circumstances a Log Periodic should be fitted instead.
Chesterfield Transmitter OS Grid Ref SK 383 764
Also see basic digital fault finding.
Chesterfield (sometimes called Unstone) television transmitter was built in 1971. It is vertically polarised and is a repeater off Emley Moor. The transmitter was originally an A group but with the advent of Digital TV Chesterfield is now a K group (or wideband). See Chesterfield`s graph.
The tower is situated mid way between Dronfield and Chesterfield and is a steel RSJ
spaceframe design. It can be seen on the hill top from the Dronfield By-
Ofcom quote Chesterfield`s maximum population coverage as being about 145 thousand, but that includes households which may well be on another transmitter with overlapping coverage.
Chesterfield`s Channel Guide also includes the frequencies for most of the other
transmitters receivable within Chesterfields coverage area, including Emley Moor,
Belmont, Waltham, Sutton Coldfield, Sheffield, Nottingham. This information can be
most useful for identifying alternative transmitters and potential sources of cp-
Chesterfield`s transmission power is 400W on all MUXES apart from MUX 3 (the BBC HD MUX), which is 800W. Pre the 2011 switchover it was only 40W.
Chesterfield has no ”Local” channels allocated to it but there is a slight possibility of 2 or 3 more MUXES being transmitted between CHs 31 and 37. All of the latter can be picked up by a K group (or wideband) aerial aerial anyway.
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