Full Freeview on the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter
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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.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Solent (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South, 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 66 TBN UK,
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
Smithsonian Channel, 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, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create and Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,
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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north (354°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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?
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How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|PSB1||, PSB1≡, PSB2||, PSB2≡, PSB3||, PSB3≡||(-4dB) 200kW|
|COM4≡, COM4||, COM5≡, COM5||, COM6≡, COM6||||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-14dB) 20kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area
TIM wardlaw: I think the best course of action to "hopefully" get good reception for COM4-6 is to switch to vertical polarity, this if you haven't already done so. The word "hopefully" is in quotes because with reception issues there is never a guarantee, and that in this instance it would seem reasonable to conclude that the higher-power VP signals may solve the issue.
Looking back at earlier postings, you have spoken on the saga of Rowridge HP versus VP. Since COM7 and COM8 were turned off, there is no longer any HP-only multiplex, with the exception of the Southampton Local TV one, broadcast in the direction of Southampton.
You have previously given your location as New Milton, and the Freeview Detailed Coverage Checker does not even suggest the Southampton Local TV multiplex as a possibility for your postcode, hence why I suggest it is probably and open and shut case for switching to VP where HP is not satisfactory.
Rowridge, uniquely, broadcasts with both horizontal and vertical polarity, having done so since digital switchover in 2012. PSB1-3 are 200kW HP and 200kW VP. COM4-6 are 50kW HP and 200kW VP.
It occurred to me at switchover that Rowridge had effectively become VP, with the HP transmissions more for legacy purposes, to serve those whose aerials had not been reoriented from horizontal. Subsequently, of course, the HP-only multiplexes of COM7, COM8 and Southampton Local TV threw a spanner in the works, creating a dog's dinner whereby some viewers would have faced the choice of switching back to HP, and possibly having to sacrifice good reception on one or multiplexes to benefit on one or more others.
The power of 50kW for COM4-6 is in no way "low", many main transmitters not even reaching such. Being so close to the transmitter as you are, I wonder if the trees in your vicinity in the direction of the transmitter are shadowing the signal for you, hence poor or variable reception.
The most likely reason for the lower power HP COMs at Rowridge is because they are co-channel with the COMs of Stockland Hill and Crystal Palace (both which broadcast only HP). The PSBs of Rowridge with these two transmitters are not co-channel.
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