Halifax transmitting station

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Halifax transmitting station is located in West Yorkshire
Emley Moor
Emley Moor
Mast height 45.7 metres (150 ft)
Coordinates 53°42′49″N 1°50′46″W / 53.7137°N 1.8461°W / 53.7137; -1.8461Coordinates: 53°42′49″N 1°50′46″W / 53.7137°N 1.8461°W / 53.7137; -1.8461
Grid reference SE103242
Relay of Emley Moor
BBC region BBC Yorkshire
ITV region ITV Yorkshire

The Halifax transmitting station (grid reference SE103242) is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility which serves Halifax in Yorkshire and is located on Southowram bank top overlooking the town from the East.

Most of Halifax viewers are able to receive Emley Moor and the relay is only used in the north, east and centre of the town which is blocked by the bank on which the relay resides. Further afield, the Halifax relay also covers Elland, parts of Brighouse and along the Calder Valley as far as Sowerby Bridge.

It is a television relay of Emley Moor, has its aerials at a height of 38 metres (125 ft) and is owned and operated by Arqiva, (site reference 10406).

The Halifax transmitter is an A group relay with vertical polarisation and has been transmitting digital television signals since September 2011. It also transmits one analogue radio station and is used by the major mobile phone networks for their coverage of Halifax due to its location overlooking the entire town.

Transmitted services[edit]

Analogue radio (FM VHF)[edit]

Frequency kW Service
96.7 MHz 0.025 Phoenix Radio

Digital television[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Operator System
474.166 MHz 21+ 0.1 Digital 3&4 DVB-T
498.000 MHz 24 0.1 BBC A DVB-T
498.000 MHz 27 0.1 BBC B DVB-T2

Analogue television[edit]

Analogue television was switched off during September 2011. BBC Two was closed on 7 September and ITV1 temporarily moved into its frequency to allow BBC A to launch on UHF 24. The remaining analogue signals closed on 21 September 2011 and were replaced by digital signals.

Frequency UHF kW Service
471.25 MHz 21 0.5 BBC One
495.25 MHz 24 0.5 ITV1
519.25 MHz 27 0.5 BBC Two
551.25 MHz 31 0.5 Channel 4

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