Halifax transmitting station
|Mast height||45.7 metres (150 ft)|
|Relay of||Emley Moor|
|BBC region||BBC Yorkshire|
|ITV region||ITV Yorkshire|
The Halifax transmitting station (grid reference ) 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 transmits analogue television (with vertical polarisation) and one analogue radio station. It is also used by the major mobile phone networks for their coverage of Halifax due to its location overlooking the entire town.
The Halifax transmitter is an A group relay with vertical polarisation and is currently transmitting digital television signals since September 2011.
Analogue radio (FM VHF)
|96.7 MHz||0.025||Phoenix Radio|
|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 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.
|471.25 MHz||21||0.5||BBC One|
|519.25 MHz||27||0.5||BBC Two|
|551.25 MHz||31||0.5||Channel 4|