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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C57 (762.0MHz)153mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three, 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 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C60- (785.8MHz)153mDTG-32,000W
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, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C53 (730.0MHz)153mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Three HD, 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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 V max
C50 (706.0MHz)153mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 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, 242 Vintage TV, plus 23 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
C59- (777.8MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
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

COM6
ArqB
 V max
C55 (746.0MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
Channel icons
 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), 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 21 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 14 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected 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: 4seven HD, 5USA +1, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Eng HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel, RT HD, Talking Pictures TV, VIVA.

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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-1315/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50 SDNSDN
C51_local_local_local
C52-D
C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55-1ArqBArqBArqB
C56-2
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C59-A-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C62-BSDN
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C
C68C5C5

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.

Comments
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:26 on 10 Oct to 12:32 on 10 Oct, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:25 on 11 Oct to 12:32 on 11 Oct. [BBC]

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Thursday, 15 October 2015
Transmitter engineering
1:32 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:25 on 11 Oct to 12:32 on 11 Oct. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:32 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Transmitter engineering
7:32 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 today to 10:48 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 yesterday to 10:48 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Thursday, 7 January 2016
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:05 on 05 Jan to 10:48 on 05 Jan. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 4 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
11:32 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:44 today to 19:57 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 5 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:44 yesterday to 19:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
Wednesday, 6 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:32 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 19:44 on 04 Apr to 19:57 on 04 Apr. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 103,743 posts Owner Owner xx
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