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, plus 17 others 601 BBC RB 1, 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, 107 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, 68 RealityXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 261 VisionTV, 262 Arise News, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 269 WION NEWS, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK World Japan HD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
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, 65 That's 60s, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 80s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 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! Movies Christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies +1, 63 Great! Movies Christmas 1, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 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
Colin1951uk: Try your local Poundland. I got a 2m 'Belkin ProAV 1000' (!) for a pound. Scarts are really cheap because they are going out of fashion. As long as its decently shielded, it should be fine.
When we get a flat screen, it will want to use HDMI, which are less prone to this sort of thing. Its strange how its often the small things which cause the most hassle - glad you got it sorted.
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Ken Peck: Officially the COM7 mux is intended to encourage viewers to equip themselves with receivers that support DVB-T2 ready for a possible transfer of some or all services to DVB-T2 transmission from possibly as early as 2018. It is a low cost network which re-uses equipment taken out of service at DSO. The power of the transmitters at each site, I suspect, is somewhat experimental, but is set to cover the largest section of the population served by the chosen transmitters, whilst causing the minimum level of interference to other areas using the same frequency. In the case of Rowridge, most viewers living reasonably close to the mast will still be using horizontal polarisation, so it was decided to use horizontal polarisation only, thus saving the considerable extra cost that would have been incured by transmitting an additional vertically polarised signal. The lower power of C31 is necessary as Oxford shares this frequency for Com7.
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My Sister who has recently moved to Bournemouth rang me today (I live in Berkshire) to say that all of her BBC channels have disappeared !!!!
Further telephone investigation including appropriate retuning shows that it is only channel 23 channels that seem to be missing, all others from the Rowridge transmitter are working correctly with good (85%) signal strength. Whereas channel 23 has on 5% signal strength.
Does anyone have any clue what might be the problem please.
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Mike's: mapM's Freeview map terrainM's terrain plot wavesM's frequency data M's Freeview Detailed Coverage
I live in SO40, receiving from the Rowridge transmitter. At some point on Tuesday (26th August) I lost signal from all channels in COM7 and when I retuned my digibox (Panasonic DMR-BWT720) the channels were removed from the guide entirely.
I was pretty annoyed because I had a timer set to record a programme on BBC Four HD in the early hours of Wednesday morning. When I turned the box on last night, however, I found that the programme *had* recorded! If someone could explain to me how this is possible when the tuner is showing no live information from those channels *at all*, I'd be very grateful.
I'd also appreciate any advice on how to reinstate those channels because as they don't appear in the tv guide I am unable to watch them live or set any new timers.
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TomS's: mapT's Freeview map terrainT's terrain plot wavesT's frequency data T's Freeview Detailed Coverage
For years I've used a Goodmans set-top box to receive digital television signals.
Now recently the television image either freezes or will stay on one station, with an inability for one to switch channels.
Since then I have bought 2 new Goodmans GD11FVZS2 digital boxes to no avail.
I have also installed a UHF 0-20dB variable gain attenuator which didn't resolve the problem.
With further testing over the best part of 2 weeks I've tried to receive a signal from 2 local transmitters and have used different 2 television sets.
The total equipment used in various combinations has been 2 x TVs, 3 x digital boxes and 1 gain attenuator.
Curiously this problem only affects all BBC channels I've tried them all. All other stations work perfectly as they have done since the digital switch over.
My aerial is the same UHF situated in the attic where it has resided for years with no problem.
A neighbour has recently told me that he is having similar problems.
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David's: mapD's Freeview map terrainD's terrain plot wavesD's frequency data D's Freeview Detailed Coverage