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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-200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

LSO
 H -13dB
C37 (602.0MHz)299mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,

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 (354°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
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?

Portsmouth DocksTransposer2 km N city centre50 homes Estimate. Group of houses'

How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1950s-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132 May 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C27ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28ArqBArqB
C29LSO
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavescom7
C37com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

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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?

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
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
MikeP
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10:35 AM

Peter Ball:

The symptoms you describe are a classic indication that the PVR has a fault and needs internal attention. Alternatively, it may need to be replaced.

But try disconnecting it from the mains supply for at least five minutes. Then plkug in again and wait a further five minutes to let the box reset completely. Then try turning it on and checking its response.



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5:32 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 today to 15:05 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 today to 15:37 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 today to 15:05 today, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 today to 15:37 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 31 August 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 yesterday to 15:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 yesterday to [BBC]

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5:32 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 yesterday to 15:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 yesterday to 15:05 yesterday, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 yesterday to 15:37 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 yesterday to [BBC]

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Friday, 1 September 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:34 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 on 30 Aug to 15:05 on 30 Aug, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 on 30 Aug to 15:37 on 30 Aug, HD Digital TV Off Air from 14:35 on 30 Aug to 15:05 on 30 Aug, HD Digital TV Wrong Region from 15:05 on 30 Aug to [BBC]

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Peter Ball
9:48 AM

MikeP:
de Peter Ball
Thanks for the reply Mike.
I switched off, as you suggested, did a full retune and deleted the channels that I would not wish to view.
So far the response time is back to normal and at least two programmes have recorded as I selected in the guide.
The PVR had been behaving itself upto the time I did the previous retune which made me suspicious it was the retune that was at fault. So many useless channels these days.
Kind regards

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MikeP
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10:43 AM

Peter Ball:

Glad it's all working properly again.

A retune will never affect the PVRs ability to record unless the channel is not available because of either an aerial fault, quite common, or a 'lock up' of the PVR. The process of switching off, waiting 5 minutes and switching back on forces the PVR electronics to restart and usually, but not always, clears such faults. If the power supply in the PVR has developed problems the fault could occur again. That would then suggest a replacement would be needed.

You do not ned to delete any channels, even if you never watch them. Having 'unwanted' channels does not affect the way the device works and merelt serves to confuse the software system as it expects to have a full listing of the available channels. If there are channels you don't watch then don't select them on the remote. No matter what you do, they will always appear in the channel guides, but if you delete them you will never know what programmes they were offering thast some of your visitors might want to watch.





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Sunday, 1 October 2017
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Christine Green
11:36 AM

There is no info at all about loss of ITS,C4 and others on mud from 9am ! ' on Rowridge or Ventnor transmitter,how do I find out for report it

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Christine Green
11:37 AM

Flipping predictive text - MUX

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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John
5:39 PM

why is it that nearly every evening cannels like Dave, Pick E4+1 and most +1 channels start to Pixelate it is so annoying yet when I check again in the morning everything is fine,, tid is very frustrating because if I retune I then lose half my channels and have to retune again the next day...

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