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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?

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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 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
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, 12 Quest, 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
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
M
Mike Mcateer
11:49 AM

To whom it may concern. Up to Christmas 2014 we were able to listen to LBC radio on our ROBERTS DAB radio. how ever since Christmas last year we can not receive LBC from 17OO hrs to 0800hrs . Would you be able to explain why this is happening. Roberts told us it is due to signal loss. Perhaps you might know why. Kind regards. Mr M McATEER.

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Dave Lindsay
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11:53 AM

Mike Mcateer: Interference, I should expect some electrical appliance nearby that it timed (I'll let you guess what times it operates). A battery-powered AM radio tuned away from a station might help you locate the source of the noise.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 9 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:34 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 19 March 2015
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Tony Franklin
8:04 AM
Chichester

Hi there we have a caravan with an external aerial pointing towards IofW but cannot gain any digital reception. I am presuming that the aerial is a non digital type, could you please advise what type of aerial Post code is PO20 8JG.

Thanks for help


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Dave Lindsay
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12:43 PM

Tony Franklin: There's no such thing as a "digital aerial", as against an "analogue aerial". Aerials work by frequency.

Do a manual tune on UHF channel 24 which is PSB1 (BBC standard definition TV and radio) from Rowridge, Isle of Wight. Enter/select C24 but don't press the button to scan/add services, rather wait and see what the indication as to strength and quality is. In this state the device acts like a signal meter and you should be able to move the aerial and see the readings change -- give it several seconds to catch up when you move it.

If you still get absolutely nothing then is there a signal amplifier connected inline which isn't powered as this is likely to result in no signal, even where the aerial is picking one up?

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Tony Franklin
1:24 PM
Chichester

Hi Dave

Thanks for the advice I will try this at the weekend

Tony

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Dave Lindsay
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2:24 PM

Tony Franklin: I should add that if this aerial is on a static caravan and has always pointed to Rowridge, then at switchover no change of aerial would be required as all digital channels are in the same portion of the frequency band as they were for analogue.

(For some transmitters this isn't so thus "some" users of those transmitters may find that a different aerial, e.g. wideband, is necessary.)

If you're in the market for a new aerial then see here:

TV Aerials for Boats and Caravans

Other retailers are available. Judging by your location I'd say a log periodic should do just fine with no requirement to amplify, this being if it's a static caravan.

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Friday, 20 March 2015
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jo felt
10:37 AM

we have no terrestrial tv as of 19 march pm our neighbours also have no tv any ideas

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Dave Lindsay
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11:01 AM

jo felt: By "neighbours" if you are referring to others within a block which shares an aerial system then the likely answer would seem to be the aerial system itself, in which case notify the party responsible for it.

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Friday, 3 April 2015
S
Stuart
9:21 AM
Sandown

Vertical or horizontal?
Back in 2012, I put a new aerial on our property and positioned it in the V polarity.
I did this as I see more strength with it like that.
But I am now seeing more services in the Horizontal position.

I presume these new H services will not move over to V?
I live about 12-15 miles away from Rowridge with it within sight, so does anyone else think a polarity change is probably suggested here?

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