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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
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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 1 (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 ITV1 +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 1 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

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
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
Sunday, 14 December 2014
R
Ray
11:39 AM

P.E. These channels are working fine up here in Ludgershall. My aerial is VP. Make sure your set is tuned to C27 (sometimes I find I pick up another transmitter off the side of my aerial).

Good luck!

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Ray's 12 posts GB
Sunday, 28 December 2014
L
Linda Crow
9:55 AM

I live in Newport Isle of Wight in a block of flats and no one can get a signal? Does anyone know what is happening?

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Linda Crow's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
B
Bob
9:02 PM
Poole

Normally get 100% signal from Luscombe Valley with the option to use Rowridge if that drops out. Last 2 days cannot get anything. Gone through the Freeview reset procedure without success. Live in BH14 8SX. Help please. ..

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Bob's 1 post GB
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MikeB
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:03 PM

Bob: I'm not surprised you normally get 100% from Luscombe - your in Parkstone! (I know it well)

Since your so close, my guess is that your aerial has gone kaput (or at least a connection). To make sure, try rigging up a portable aerial - it will proably work fine. However, just try checking the connections - it might just be the aerial lead has come out.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Friday, 2 January 2015
J
John Burtenshaw
11:43 AM

Lost all HD channels on ch21 from early December followed by break up of non-HD channels I'm in Wimborne served by Rowbridge external aerial. Tried 4g filter but no difference.Can't get an explanation from RTIS or Freeview. Help!

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John Burtenshaw's 2 posts GB
Sunday, 4 January 2015
I
Ivor Manzalaoui
11:00 AM

In what direction should my antenna face to get the best reception, I live in Ryde po332hj

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Ivor Manzalaoui's 1 post GB
Thursday, 8 January 2015
T
TREVOR
11:18 AM
Broadstone

Greetings...
II have a Panasonic TX-L32E3B Television...on which came the screen message inviting me to re tune as further channels had been detected.
I pressed the OK button and re-tuning took place and all went according to plan
Upon looking at the "Channel List" I found that the program "DAYSTAR" was being transmitted on
Channel 73. As I also have a set top box I returned this also but did not find a Channel N0. 73 nor the
Program "DAYSTRAR".
Contacting "Dacombe and Renaut" my TV Supplier I was told that there was no Channel numbered 73 also a number of my friends when retuning could'nt find it either.
I Live in Broadstone Dorset = Postcode BH18 9AX.
Please can you tell me why I am able to tune in "Channel 73 DAYSTAR" when others cannot.
Thank you in anticipation
Kind regards.......TREVOR


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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:12 PM

TREVOR: What UHF channel is it on? This information is usually given on the signal strength screen and might give us some idea where it is coming from.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:18 PM

Ivor Manzalaoui: I would suggest that the most likely might be Rowridge at 248 degrees.

With all transmitters you are hampered by not having line-of-sight. Whilst Rowridge is only 10 miles away, the ground rises up to your west and there is a lot of clutter on the ground which could cause you difficulty.

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:32 PM

TREVOR: Refer to the list of services published by Digital UK:


Digital UK Industry - Channel listings


DAYSTAR is on COM7 which was introduced last year. It carries new HD services of BBC Four, BBC News and others. Its coverage is not as good as the other channels.

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