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Full Freeview on the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter

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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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter.

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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.

 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)153mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

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C60- (785.8MHz)153mDTG-32,000W
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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),

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C53 (730.0MHz)153mDTG-62,000W
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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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3,

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C50 (706.0MHz)153mDTG-82,000W
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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, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, plus 22 others

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C59- (777.8MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

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C55 (746.0MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
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 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 63 Community Channel, 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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
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?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 32km east-southeast
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 44km east-southeast
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 10kW
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

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. Salisbury 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.

Saturday, 2 July 2016
Peter Toye
11:52 AM

Is it a coincidence that I've just had a card pushed through my door from a crowd called "at800" claiming to fix TV interference problems? They say they're set up "under government direction", whatever that may mean. Are they legit?

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Peter Toye's 5 posts GB
1:23 PM

Peter Toye:

They are entirely legitimate and were set up under the authority of an agency run on behalf of the UK Government. They have been mentioned several times on several of the pages on this website in answer to posts about possible 4G signals causing problems. Take a look at at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G interference | 4G Filters | 800 MHz and you will see that at800 are responsible for helping TV viewers and others who do or may suffer from intereference due to the changed usage of the frequency spectrum from around 800 MHz and above that was used for TV services on Channels 60-69. These are now allocated for use as 4G services. But as some TV transmitters broadcast digital TV signals up to channel 60 then some viewers may suffer interference if and/or when a new 4G service is started.

That you have received their card suggests that there may well be plans for a new 4G service in your area and that may affect your Freeview TV reception. If that is the case, as seems likely, you should accept the offer from them aof a free 4G filter to insert in your aerial cable. The best way is to buy another coaxial flylead, they are cheap, and fitting that into the back of the TV where the aerial feed is currwently and connect the other end to the filter outlet. The current aerial cable being fitted to the filter input socket. That makes sure that the weight of the filter does not damage your TV set's input socket.

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Peter Toye
6:03 PM

Thanks Mike,

Good to know that not all stuff pushed trough the letterbox is total spam. But I'm in a rented house and moving out soon, so it's a bit irrelevant.

It's a bit odd, as Salisbury's not on the at800 website (which I found later) as anywhere near the 800 MHz 4G transmission, which seems to be in major urban areas, mostly in the south-east (what a surprise).

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Peter Toye's 5 posts GB
7:35 PM

Peter Toye: at800 are know to be fairly cautious - a couple of years back I got a card, even though the possibility of having a problem was very remote. So its more an automatic thing, just in case. However, if people do have a problem, they can always get a filter free.

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MikeB's 1,861 posts Gold Gold GB
Sunday, 3 July 2016
Peter Toye
6:23 PM

Thanks Mike. As I said, I'm not doing anything about it until after I've moved - and then only if I have any problems.

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Peter Toye's 5 posts GB
Monday, 4 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 15:00 on 26 Jun to 16:20 on 30 Jun. [BBC]

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Thursday, 28 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:45 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 109,481 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
8:31 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:45 today to 16:52 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 109,481 posts Owner Owner xx
Friday, 29 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:45 yesterday to 16:52 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 30 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 16:45 on 28 Jul to 16:52 on 28 Jul. [BBC]

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