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The symbol shows the location of the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 620,000 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 Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Rowridge 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LSO
 H -13dB
C37 (602.0MHz)299mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

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

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north (354°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 24km north-northeast (20°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

Are there any self-help relays?

Portsmouth DocksTransposer2 km N city centre50 homes Estimate. Group of houses'

How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132 May 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C27ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28ArqBArqB
C29LSO
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavescom7
C37com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 500kW
PSB1||, PSB1≡, PSB2||, PSB2≡, PSB3||, PSB3≡(-4dB) 200kW
COM4≡, COM4||, COM5≡, COM5||, COM6≡, COM6||(-10dB) 50kW
com7≡(-13.1dB) 24.4kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
com8≡(-14.3dB) 18.4kW
LSO≡(-17dB) 10kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc
Feb 1983-Dec 1992TV-am•
Jan 1993-Sep 2010GMTV•
Sep 2010-Dec 2014ITV Daybreak•
• Breakfast ◊ Weekends ♦ Friday night and weekends † Weekdays only. Rowridge 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.

Comments
Saturday, 7 December 2013
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:19 PM

David Cromwell: Apologies for the delay in replying, the reason for being that although I do have the manual for this set its unfortunately up to the standard of most LG manuals, insomuch of being totally ambiguous to the extent that it doesn't positively state that it can receive DVB-T2 transmissions, and although the LG customer service department may well have said that its fully HD capable this does not necessarily mean that its fitted with a DVB-T2 tuner which is necessary for HD reception, the term "fully HD" generally meaning that a device is capable of displaying a full HD image via an external device when coupled into its HDMI input sockets.

The other point being, that by the set being a discontinued model it makes it somewhat difficult to get bang up to date information, but going by the various comments made by people who own this model would strongly suggest that its simply a standard Freeview set and not one capable of receiving UK HD transmissions, this being backed up by what you have reported.

I will though make further enquiries.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:06 PM

jamie stevens: Re your posting of Saturday 23 November 2013 4:46PM about COM7 and COM8 only being broadcast using HP: You really couldn't have this up!

What a total and utter shambles. Common sense told us that since switchover, aerials were better vertically polarised. Now some will find that they will either have to change back and others will have to decide whether they want COM7/8 *or* COM4/5/6.

The same question can apply to the Local Southampton multiplex, which according to Digital UK Coverage Checker, is only going to be HP.

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Dave Lindsay
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2:29 PM

David Cromwell: The page for it on the LG website desribes it as "Freeview" rather than "Freeview HD":

LG 32LN5400 Televisions - 32 LED TV Full HD , INTELLIGENT SENSOR AND HDMI CONNECTIVITY. - LG Electronics UK

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jb38
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6:00 PM

David Cromwell : If you open the link provided by Dave Lindsay then click on "view all 60 reviews" the review made on October 8th by user name: "snitch" on the bottom of page 12 confirms that this model is not fitted with a DVB-T2 HD tuner, the reviewer admitting to having made an incorrect assumption about the meaning of full HD and with LG having said that a Freeview HD box would be required for reception of HD programmes.

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David Cromwell
7:09 PM
Southampton

Dave Lindsay & jb38: many thanks for your helpful explanatory comments. Much appreciated.

Best wishes, David

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MikeB
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8:55 PM

David Cromwell: Its always wise to look at a TV, especially one at this price, to see if its actually Freeview HD.

I notice that a number of the customers had bought that model via Argos or Asda Direct, and often these places tend to feature the 'Full HD' part on their websites, without explaining what that actually means. The TV itself looks fine, and if you have an HD equiped recorder, then you should be fine using that for the HD (which is exactly what my parents do).

An excellent Smart LG 32in with Freeview HD and wifi would be the N575, which is currently available for £299.95.

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Sunday, 8 December 2013
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David Cromwell
8:04 AM
Southampton

Thanks MikeB - good suggestion about using an HD equipped recorder. As you say, the LG TV is itself fine. Hadn't really thought in advance about Freeview HD but will be "fully" aware next time I replace our TV. :)

Thanks again everyone.

David

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Monday, 9 December 2013
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Steve Baker
10:40 AM

If Rowridge VP isn't actually getting the new T2 COM muxes, why is the site still showing them as coming from Jan 2014?

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Tuesday, 10 December 2013
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jamie stevens
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6:58 PM
Havant

STEVE BAKER


That is because this site is WRONG.

:)

Apparently I receive my signal from FINDON, lol, I can only see Rowridge from my location.



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Sunday, 15 December 2013
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Peter
7:07 PM

Picture break up 19.00

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