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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Wednesday 22 January 2014 9:05PM
Brighton

I think it's a strange choice not to broadcast Com 7 and 8 in VP as well as HP, but if you are going to only use one or the other of HP or VP from a business point of view it makes sense.

Rowridge was traditionally an HP transmitter and therefore the vast majority of aerials are still orientated in HP. The VP option was put in place for areas struggling with the lower powered Com muxes. Therefore if you are not in an area able to receive those adequately, then there would be little chance receiving the new HD channels which are broadcast at half the power of the already low powered muxes.

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Friday 14 March 2014 3:52PM
Brighton

Up until now I have not had any problems receiving Rowridge on HP.

The new COM7 came on air and again, no problem, all channels including the weaker COM7 coming through clear with good signal quality.

According to this site, engineering works were going on and as predicted I had some loss of channels at times. However, according to site information, the engineering works have now finished, but I am getting big fluctuations in signal quality (interestingly not strength which still remains good). It can go from 100% to nothing and just stay like that for hours.

Is anybody else having this problem? Does anybody know if the engineering is overunning, or is there another problem here.

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Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
Thursday 13 November 2014 6:29PM
Brighton

Vanessa, it sounds as though water is getting into the aerial system somewhere. Possibly the downlead. Could be a number of things, but from your description that sounds most likely. This can affect only certain groups.

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