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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 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

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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
Monday, 8 October 2018
G
Glenn
1:25 PM

Hi,

Brand new TV - Phillips 50PUS6703 and can only get channels quoted on the 522 MHz range (so glad I've got Sewing Quarter!). I live in Portsmouth and I'm using an outdoor digital aerial. Each time I attempt a re-tune I get the same 13 channels?

I remember seeing the frequency quoted on one of the settings menus as 522 MHz - why am I only getting these channels?

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:24 AM

Glen:

Please provide a full post code, as requested, so we can examine the expected reception at your location.

There is no such thing as a 'digital' aerial as the encoding method used is not relevant to an aerial. Have you had a wideband aerial fitted? You need one for Freeview reception these days and it will serve you for many years.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 18 October 2018
J
Jeff Allen
8:28 PM
Waterlooville

Having problems getting com 7 and com 8 at po8 0lg .... Was fine a few days ago. Outside roof aerial. Have there been any changes at the transmitter?

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Friday, 19 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:06 AM

Jeff Allen:

No recent work is listed fro Rowridge. Could it be that your aerial has moved in the recent very strong winds? It needs to be pointing at 220 degrees and be a wideband type. Also check all your aerial cables are in good condition and that any joints are also in good condition. If there are coaxial plugs/sockets present then unplug those and refit to clear any possible corrosion/oxidation from the contact surfaces.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 20 October 2018
B
Barry
11:20 PM

Signal strength 70. Signal quality 0--5%.since early evening. Reception dropping out all night. In Angering Nr Arundel. Tuned to Rowridge. Applies to both normal TV , and to Freeview reception. What is going on?

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Barry's 1 post US
Sunday, 21 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:39 AM

Barry:

Please provide a full post code (not the address) so we can look up the expected reception conditions at your location. Also check all your aerial cables and connections, unplugging all coaxial plugs and sockets, refitting them after checking they are in good condition. That will eliminate any possible corrosion/oxidation on the contacts that is a well known source of the problems you report.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Monday, 22 October 2018
M
Maccers
10:06 PM

Why does BBC4HD just disappear? Works one day, gone the next. Then periodically comes back. Then goes again. And so it goes on. And on. And on.... (No, there's nothing wrong with my aerial).

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Maccers's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 23 October 2018
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:59 AM

Maccers:

The transmitter does not suddenly stop transmitting just one of the programmes within a multiplex, so there must be a poor connection within your aerial system, which is a well known cause of such problems. That can give rise to a signal level that is marginally weak so check what signal strengths are shown on your TV, the ideal is between 60% and 85%. Less or more will give rise to intermittent loss of some channels. So check all the connections and unpliug any coaxial plugs and sockets, refit them and check again.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 28 October 2018
A
Anne
6:45 PM

I live in Ferndown BH22. What angle does my aerial need to pointing to pick up signal from Rowridge?



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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:31 PM

Anne: We need a full postcode to access your coverage prediction. The first half of your postcode covers a wide area and won't give any results for the coverage checker.

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