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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.

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 South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 123 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
 BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others

LSO
 H -13dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,

com7
 H -9.1dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320mDTG-624,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 74 CBS Action +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -10.4dB
C37 (602.0MHz)320mDTG-618,400W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 others



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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 24km north-northeast
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C3BBCtv
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCA
C22+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAD3+4
C24BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCB
C25SDNSDNSDNSDN
C27ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4ArqA
C28+BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C29LSO
C30-A
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1com7
C32+2
C33+D
C341
C37+Ccom8

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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 7th March and 21st March 2012.

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
Friday, 13 January 2017
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Ed Hopper
11:20 AM Winchester

MikeB: Thanks for your response to my query on 30th December re channel 66 reception.Whatever caused this seems to be a one off as I've been monitoring ever since hence my late reply. All seems to be well,signal strengths high in varying weather conditions. I take your point about cbs 66 being on less power on the mux but but I am a regular user of others such as ch5+1which are on the same mux without problem.

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MikeB
3:26 PM

Ed Hopper: You didn't give a signal strength for that mux, but you did say 'it was high in all weather conditions'. Check what that 'high' means. Usually, a 'no signal' means just that, but of course you can also overload the tuner - and the breakup/no signal can look much the same. Remember to thick about all the channels on that mux to be the same power - if your getting a problem with one, you should be getting a problem with them all.

If its way about 75%, then look at 'too much of a good thing'.

There is one more possibility - that your system has a lose connection somewhere, but its so small and so infrequent that its hardly noticed - it does happen! Good luck in getting to the bottom of the mystery!

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Sunday, 15 January 2017
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Michael King
12:03 AM Littlehampton

My aerial is mounted externally & above the roof line. My Post Code is BN16 4DH.
Tonight Saturday 14th Jan 17 whilst watching Channel 4 & 4HD @ between 21:00 & 23:30 the sound volume output or difference between levels of he Film being shown & the adverts was massively different.
I have a Samsung Smart TV 1 years old, Normally I would watch normal TV programmes with a Volume setting of 12 or maybe sometimes 15. Watching Films in recent month I have had to increase the volume to over 30. TONIGHT in order to listen to the film "Oblivion" on both 4 & 4HD I had to select sound volumes of over 55. When the adverts come on its simply deafening?
Q, Could you please advise what is wrong with the broadcasting of "Films" & their sound quality?
Thank you in anticipation.
Mike King

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MikeP
4:43 PM

Michael King:

A lot of people across the country complain of there being a significant difference in sound level between the programmes and the adverts. Generally, in my experience, adverts have a greater sound level than programmes. There is nothing technically wrong with your equipment and all you can do is complain directly to the particular broadcaster concerned (not this website).



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MikeB
5:54 PM

MikeP: One other possibility occurs to me. Yes, adverts are louder than problems, I think due to the assumption that we all turn down the volume during ads. But nobody should be going from perhaps 12-15 to 55 on a Samsung.

Michael King - Are you watching the films via the TV or via another box? If its via a another box, check that its volume is up to max, because otherwise your listening to a low volume, but having to turn it up high.

If the volume is off on all media - TV, DVD, internet, etc, than you need to take it back to the shop, because thats very strange.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017
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Greg
7:32 AM Verwood

MikeB: Lost reception completely on all freeview devices (2 tvs and one recorder). We are in Dorset (BH31 6NZ) and use the Rowridge transmitter, which doesn't show any faults at the moment. Anybody else lost reception from this transmitter? Could be my aerial of course (still dark, can't check it).

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MikeB
9:44 AM

Greg: If the transmitter is fine, logically, what else could it be but your system?

Since it sounds like the TV's are being fed from one aerial, logically, the point at which the signal splits (or before) sounds like where the problem lies. Could be a loose connection, failed booster (do you actually need one?), etc. Your looking for around 75% signal strength - it might be you've still got some signal, its just too low to register.

There does seem to be loads of people at the moment who assume that the transmitter must be at fault, even though all evidence to the contrary. Your signal is fed by a cable which is just 6mm wide, can be put in by anyone, can be any age, and even if its inside, is still prone to the problems of decay, just like anything else. Add to that high winds, moisture, extremes of heat and cold, and just old age, and stuff fails.

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Sunday, 26 February 2017
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Mark Tennent
11:38 AM

Recently we keep having problems with BBC transmissions. Our aerial is pointing to Whitehawk Hill and also receives a signal from Findon. On BBC 1 and 2 the signal strength varies between zero and one hundred, and fluctuates wildly between the two. This means we can only watch BBC on HD or iPlayer but not everything is available, especially local news. All other channels receive a steady one hundred percent.

There is an amplifier which has caused no problems and I've also attached a 4G filter to one TV to see if that helps. Any further advice would be welcome.

Thanks

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steve P
6:52 PM

Mike T are you watching Whitehawk or Findon for BBC1/2? Whichever, you should have the other wherever your box puts "spare" channels". Is it better?

Are you using the same source for other channels?

If you always use your amplifier, try not doing. You may be getting overload.

Knowing your location would help the wise ones here. (Me Tonto)

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Monday, 6 March 2017
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Mark Tennent
10:53 AM

steve P: Hi Steve In the end it was the amplifier on the aerial on the roof, replacing that and turning the aerial to Rowridge gave a brilliant signal without the mess of Findon/Whitehawk.

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