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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 (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

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

com7
 H -9.1dB
C55 (746.0MHz)320mDTG-624,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -10.4dB
C56 (754.0MHz)320mDTG-618,400W
Channel icons
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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 (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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-172 May 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqA+ArqA+ArqAArqA
C24BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C25SDNSDNSDNSDN
C27ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C28+BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C29LSOLSO
C30-A
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavescom7com7
C32+2
C33+D
C341
C37+Ccom8com8
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
Saturday, 10 August 2019
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Chris.SE
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7:00 PM
Wisbech

John Hughes:

You have looked at a page which unfortunately is out of date. The Freeview site doesn't seem to be that clever with keeping some pages like that up-to-date. See Digital UK | Channel listings for what is generally an up-to-date list of channels and on which multiplex.
As it's on the COM8 (HD) multiplex you need an HD (T2) tuner to get it.
Also put your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker to see predicted reception at your location to make sure you can receive the signal ok.


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Sunday, 11 August 2019
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John Hughes
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10:06 AM

Chris.SE: Many thanks Chris
My Samsung series 5 is HD T2 (DVB-T2) and reception, here at about 25m above sea level with a clear view towards Rowridge at Worthing, is excellent on other HD channels.
As FreeSport is a new channel I can understand there is some confusion whether the broadcast channel is 64 or not, and the same applying to the multiplex channel Com 8, C37 or C59. However it doesn't matter how much retuning I do I can't find this channel - is it live yet?
Regards
John.

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10:07 AM

Chris.SE: Many thanks Chris
My Samsung series 5 is HD T2 (DVB-T2) and reception, here at about 25m above sea level with a clear view towards Rowridge at Worthing, is excellent on other HD channels.
As FreeSport is a new channel I can understand there is some confusion whether the broadcast channel is 64 or not, and the same applying to the multiplex channel Com 8, C37 or C59. However it doesn't matter how much retuning I do I can't find this channel - is it live yet?
Regards
John.

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Annie Bevis
11:02 AM

I have lost the signal for quite a few HD channels, Smithsonia, and even Drama is interrupted every night. I have a Sony Brav?a Free view. It is worrying. What can I do. It happened before. In 2012 I had to buy a brand new TV, the old one was also a Sony, but I had a box.

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Chris.SE
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6:24 PM

John Hughes:

There shouldn't be any confusion if you click on those links in my last message for you. You need to check the predicted reception at your location. Freesport has been at LCN64 since Nov.2018 (it started at LCN95 in Nov.2017), so yes it's up and running and COMs 7&8 are transmitting from Rowridge.

The issue you MAY have is that COMs 7&8 are only temporary multiplexes and are now SFNs (Single Frequency Networks) on C58 & C59 at all transmitters that transmit these two, which means that in some locations more on the periphery of the coverage area may get too much interference from another transmitter. Are you getting COM 7 or 8 at all? If you are getting the muxes, I'd suggest a full reset/retune by unplugging your aerial, do an automatic tune - this will clear all previous tuning, then plug the aerial back in and do a manual tune for the UHF channels used by the Rowridge Horizontal polarisation transmissions. You do need a wideband aerial to get all the multiplexes.

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Chris.SE
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6:35 PM

Annie Bevis:

We really need your postcode to check the predicted reception at your location so we could offer advice, or you can check it yourself putting your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker

The Digital UK | Channel listings shows that Drama is on the SDN multiplex which is transmitted at a lower power than the main PSB multiplexes, and similarly the COMs 7&8 multiplexes that carry the HD channels and Smithsonia that you mention. As other transmitters around the country change UHF channels as part of the 700Mhz clearance, it can mean that interference affects reception at other locations.

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8:21 PM

Chris.SE: Thanks again Chris

I just so happen to have a Group C/D aerial and connected that up this pm. Did a full rescan with no Ae connected and confirmed no channels were stored. A manual retune only on C56 still shows no signal strength.
I guess with an output of only 18.4kW Worthing is a bit of a push - although in saying that some of the French stations I receive are less than that.
Thanks for all your help I think I'll give up for now and wait and see if FreeSports gets moved onto a Mux with more power.

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Monday, 12 August 2019
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Chris.SE
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7:59 AM

John Hughes:

Oh well, if you've used a C/D aerial to check (I assume it was one of the high gain ones - generally higher gain than a lot of widebands at UHF55&56) looks like you're out of luck, especially as there's zero to next to no lift (tropospheric propagation) on at present to increase potential interference.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019
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Paul Alan Eden
1:01 PM

I am unable to get channel 91 (and 50). I am told my aerial is set vertical to get a stronger signal. If I had the aerial set horizontal I would need a ?160 wide band aerial but those in charge of such things as aerials might change the frequencies anyway further down the line and then I would need to switch back.

It was suggested that most persons now do not need a wide band aerial but to get this and perhaps other freeview channels, I do.

So can these frequencies be changed so that I do not need to have a wide band aerial and be able to receive all the freeview channels?

Many thanks.

Paul Eden

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Monday, 2 September 2019
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John Hughes
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10:02 PM

Hello Paul
Although your post code or town etc where you live would be helpful to check reception from the list above it looks as though Ch 91 is on COM8. From my experience above COM8 has limited coverage due to low power output and while a wide band Ae might work a dedicated Group C/D would be better.
As for Channel 50. From a quick look above it seems not to be listed however if you find it note the COM number, your post code and I'll try and help some more.
John.

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