Full Freeview on the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter
|Google map||Bing map||Google Earth||51.056,-1.807 or 51°3'21"N 1°48'26"W||SP2 8NZ|
The symbol shows the location of the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 31,000 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 Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Salisbury 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, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 200 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, 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, 123 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, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 170 ADULT Section (start), 171 Television X, 182 Xpanded TV promo, 226 CCTV, 231 Racing UK, 234 CONNECT 4, 239 SonLife, 244 VisionTV, 246 JSTV, 247 kykNET, 250 Revelation TV, 257 Arise News, 258 Loveworld, 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, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others 23 Create and Craft, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 173 ADULT smileTV3, 175 ADULT PARTY, 176 ADULT Blue, 177 ADULT Babestn2, 207 Kiss Me TV, 208 Proud Dating, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
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 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 78 Sewing Quarter, 93 TJC Choice, 125 Pop, 135 RT, 172 ADULT smileTV2, 174 Babestation, 199 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,
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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview HD channels?
The Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: .
If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Salisbury transmitter?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 32km east-southeast
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
How will the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2012||2012-13||15/5/13-||2013-17||30th Jun 2018-|
|aerial group||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||A B C/D E K VHF|
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 5, SDN, ARQA, ARQB, BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 2kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*||(-10dB) 1000W|
|Mux D*||(-11.9dB) 640W|
|Mux 2*||(-14.9dB) 320W|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area
Further to that said by StevensOnln1, it would be wise for you to fit a log-periodic aerial if you need to change your current one. They will be suitable for reception of all current and foreseeable future TV transmissions. They are readily available and not expensive.
Depending on your signal levels, which relates to how near you are to the transmitter which is just off Old Blandford Road at Harnham Hill, you could use one such as the Log-36 offered here: Online FM DAB TV Aerial sales Note that other suppliers are available. If that aerial has too much gain you could use a lower gain type or add an attenuator. All will cover the wanted channels.
|link to this|
It's not the choice of aerials, I am going for log-periodics. I live 12 miles north-west of Salisbury in an area with overlapping regional coverage, currently I use Mendip for 'west' programmes and Rowridge for 'south' but 'lift' conditions can cause the 'south' programmes to disappear and also the TV can auto-tune to French channels. If I knew which channels Salisbury was going to use I may be able to use a suitable diplexer to use Salisbury transmitter for 'south' programmes.
|link to this|
You should examine the map near the top of this page, identify where you live and then see if the Salisbury transmitter is receivable at your location. The hilly parts of Salisbury Plain may be a problem for reliable reception, especially as the Salisbury transmitter is not a very powerful one for any multiplex. Note, for example, that it is not receivable in Shrewton nor along most of the A36 westwards towards Stapleton and Warminster.
Reception of French transmissions is not unusual if your aerial points in a southerly direction, especially during periods of Troposheric Lift which is not uncommon in hot weather. That causes signals, not just TV ones to travel further than is normally expected. It is a perfectly natural phenomenon.
Briantist did have a page on theis website suggesting the frequencies that might be used for a wide range of TV transmitters, I'm not sure what the URL for that would be - maybe another contributor could direct you to it. That would assist in determining what channels you would potentially be using then.
|link to this|