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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?

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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, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 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, 24 ITV4 +1, 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, 204 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, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 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, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 84 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, 64 CBS Action +1, 67 CBS Reality +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, 205 CBeebies HD,

com8
 H -10.4dB
C37 (602.0MHz)320mDTG-618,400W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), plus 3 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~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1731st Mar 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

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?

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, 12 May 2017
MikeP
8:56 AM Trowbridge

Alphonso:

The original question I answered was about the power of COM7. The BBC do not decide what the power output of any transmitter is, as stated earlier that is a matter for Arqiva, Ofcom and international agreements. Others here, MikeB and StevensOnln1 have explained the history of why BBC4 is on COM7. If there was available capacity on PSB3 then it is likely that BBC would use it for BBC4 but there is no spare capacity between 7 PM and midnight (or later) so they cannot provide the service they desire via that multiplex. Hence having to pay for use of COM7.

Note that COM7 and COM8 are due to cease in the next round of service allocations.



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Friday, 19 May 2017
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Tony Hill
4:23 PM

My recommendation for all the Com7/BBC4 HD problems is to use Freesat - as I mainly do.

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Saturday, 20 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
2:35 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:26 today to 05:28 today. [BBC]

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Sunday, 21 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:33 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:26 yesterday to 05:28 yesterday. [BBC]

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Monday, 22 May 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 05:26 on 20 May to 05:28 on 20 May. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
2:33 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 today to 12:05 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 today to 12:06 today, BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 today to 12:05 today, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 today to 12:06 today. FM: Rad [BBC]

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Friday, 16 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 yesterday to 12:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 yesterday to 12:06 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 yesterday to 12:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 yeste [BBC]

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Saturday, 17 June 2017
Transmitter engineering
11:32 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 on 15 Jun to 12:05 on 15 Jun, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 on 15 Jun to 12:06 on 15 Jun, BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:31 on 15 Jun to 12:05 on 15 Jun, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 11:32 on 15 [BBC]

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Sunday, 18 June 2017
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david lythe
10:17 PM

Why cant i get com7 ?

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Monday, 19 June 2017
MikeP
10:44 AM

David Lythe:

Can you get COM8 on channel 31? Plus, do you have a TV capable of receiving Freeview HD services?

If your response to either question is megative then you need a different TV or STB that is capable of recieving such. (HD ready set are not equipped to get the DVB-T2 transmissions, but the display can show HD images.)



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