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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.
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 South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 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 (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, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
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, 204 CBBC HD,
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, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,
56 5USA +1, 57 5Spike 1, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 5 others 40 Rocks and Co, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty 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
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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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?
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How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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orange background for multiplexes names more
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?
|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
I continually have problems with BBC4 HD reception from Rowridge, presumably because COM7 is broadcast at half the power of other channels. It seems pointless for BBC to take great care with the production values of wildlife films and dramas and then compromise at the transmitter.
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R Murchie: The BBC don't decide the transmitter power levels, the maximum levels are set by Ofcom and has to be lower for COM7 & COM8 on most transmitters because the same frequencies are being reused more than the frequencies of PSB1-3 & COM4-6 so using higher power levels would cause more interference and reduce the number of households who can receive COM7&8.
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Haven't checked here for a while, but looking now at the channel list, it appears that Rowridge VP Com mux have been reduced in power from 200,000W to only 50,000W.
Is this a mistake?
I use VP as all the mux were originally 200,000W, which is why I use it. I only came to check on a mux today that was giving me some low quality problems last night, so if there has been a reduction in power, then that might be why.
Surely having VP the same power as HP on the Com mux is pointless and goes against the reason we got VP in the first place.
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R Murchie: We also have the same problems in the outer reaches of Rowridge coverage in Dorset - BBC4 HD present sometimes and then not. Fortunately we only use Freeview as a reserve with the great majority of our viewing by satellite using either a Manhattan HD Freesat box or our Technomate HD generic receiver fed from a second motorised dish. Also, interestingly and not really anticipated by me, our broadband streaming activity is steadily increasing.
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12:02 PM Eastleigh
Tony Hill: Understood, but I find that Freesat is subject to adverse weather conditions, and the BBC iPlayer picture does not really compare with an HD broadcast. I will see what Ofcom have to say about disadvantaging a PBS broadcaster that we have to pay for.
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9:22 PM South Molton
If your satellite reception is seriously affected by weather then you either have the wrong size dish (too small) or an alignment fault. The oft fitted 35 cm dish is far too small for most parts of the UK in my extensive experience. The smallest for your area should be at least a 50 cm or maybe a 60 cm one. (I use a 60 cm in Trowbridge and have no weather problems.) So with a decent size dish your Freesat reception should be very good and uninterrupted unless we have a blizzard of polar proportions!
Your TV licence is to allow you to operate TV receiving equipment to watch live broadcasts or catch-up on the BBC iPlayer. So Ofcom will probably not respond to your suggested enquiry.
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OK I have thatched property so each time I have the thatcher in I have a new aerial. 38km from Rowridge 160 degrees
The new aerial is VP old HP I have lost signals cannot easily receive e.g.Vintage TV.
From your correspondence it would seem I need to go back to HP
What do you think
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