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The symbol shows the location of the Luccombe (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 1,300 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 Luccombe (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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Which Freeview channels does the Luccombe 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
C30 (546.0MHz)163mDTG-340W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C31 (554.0MHz)163mDTG-340W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)163mDTG-640W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 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, 204 CBBC HD,

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

Are you trying to watch these 60 Freeview channels?

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The Luccombe (Isle Of Wight, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 4seven HD, 5SELECT, 5Spike, 5STAR, 5STAR +1, 5USA, 5USA +1, AlJazeera English (SD), Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, CBS Reality +1, Challenge, Channel 4+1 HD, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama, E4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, Freesports, Home, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Together TV +1, Movies4Men, NOW 80s, Now 90s, Paramount Network, PBS America, pick, Pick +1, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sewing Quarter, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel HD, Sony Movie Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday, YourTV.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

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

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 36km north-northwest (333°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 29km north (350°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

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

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-172 May 2018
EEEC/D E TC/D E TC/D E TA K T
C30BBCA
C31D3+4
C37C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C50tv_offBBCBBBCBBBCB
C54tv_offBBCABBCABBCA
C56tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C59tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4
C62BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 40W
Analogue 1-4(-2dB) 25W

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. Luccombe 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, 21 March 2012
Sunday, 1 April 2012
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Harri Ackone
2:44 PM

I would really like to know if the number of freeview channels being transmitted on the luccombe relay is going to be increased or will I be better directing my aerial towards the rowridge one after April 18th. I should add I'm resident in Shanklin and my signal reception is very good!!! Any info would be much appreciated.

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Harri Ackone
2:46 PM

Whoops....have now sent you my proper email contact!!!

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Dave Lindsay
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3:01 PM

Harri Ackone: No, the Commercial broadcasters don't wish to be bothered with 1000 or so small relays like Luccombe. See here for an explanation:

Will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice

I tried the post code for Shanklin Theatre and it suggests that Rowridge will be best:

Postcode Checker - Trade View

If your Luccombe aerial is a Group one, then you will need a different aerial. A Group A aerial is probably the best for you for Rowridge which is a Group A transmitter. The gain of wideband Yagi aerials is lower at Group A frequencies.

If you're looking at DIYing, then I recommend that you look at ATV Sheffield's site. They have an encyclopedia of aerial knowledge and they make their products available mail order:

Rowridge Transmitter

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Harri Ackone
5:48 PM

Dave Lindsay
Many Thanks for your reply....I had a gut feeling the answer would be in the negative but we live in hope that commerce may have a heart at some point!!! I'm not holding my breath though!!!!
The post codechecker is always telling me the Luccombe relay is my best option currently hence the ? about re-directing my aerial towards Rowridge....re buying a better aerial well that's for the future as the family finances currently have other priorities and we'll just have to stick with our limited channel options but owt is better than nowt....

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Wednesday, 18 April 2012
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Harri Ackone
10:45 AM
Shanklin

Just to point out to interested parties that using the postcode checker at either Freeview or DigitalUK does not always guarantee 100% accuracy regarding the info that's fed back to you. Having used it and being told I'd only get signal of any strength from the Luccombe relay just felt so wrong, so today the 18th April having seen the Rowridge mast was boosting it's signal I retuned and went from a Freeview light as in about 9 tv channels to something like 60!!!!!! Yours truly is now a very happy chappy and the money spent on a Sony HD TV with bult in Freeview Tuner a few years ago finally now seems like a very good investment.

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Briantist
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10:49 AM

Harri Ackone: I am glad to hear you have the full Freeview service.

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Harri Ackone
10:55 AM
Shanklin

Cheers Briantist
Plus it's good to know that this site is there to help out with any queries or problems regarding Freeview.
Best Regards
Harri

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Briantist
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11:00 AM

Harri Ackone: It is always good to help people out, and even better to hear when it works. Thank you.

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Monday, 27 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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9:09 AM

LUCCOMBE transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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