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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) mast?

Salisbury transmitter - Salisbury transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 19/02/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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Which Freeview channels does the Salisbury transmitter broadcast?

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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
C41 (634.0MHz)153mDTG-2,000W
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
C44- (657.8MHz)153mDTG-2,000W
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
C47 (682.0MHz)153mDTG-2,000W
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
 V max
C29 (538.0MHz)153mDTG-82,000W
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
 V max
C31- (553.8MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
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
 V max
C37 (602.0MHz)152mDTG-82,000W
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

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? 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 (120°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 44km east-southeast (116°)
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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1718 Apr 2018
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C23_local
C29SDN
C31ArqA
C37ArqB
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C47BBCB
C50tv_off SDNSDN
C51tv_off_local_local_local
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C59tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62SDN
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C68C5wavesC5waves

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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 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.

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Saturday, 11 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:25 on 09 Nov to 16:00 on 09 Nov, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 yesterday to 12:46 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 yesterday to 12:46 yesterday. DAB: BBC Nation [BBC]

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8:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 yesterday to 12:46 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:25 on 09 Nov to 16:00 on 09 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 yesterday to 12:46 yesterday. DAB: BBC Nation [BBC]

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Sunday, 12 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:25 on 09 Nov to 16:00 on 09 Nov, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov. DAB: BBC Nation [BBC]

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Monday, 13 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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11:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov, BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 14:25 on 09 Nov to 16:00 on 09 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov. DAB: BBC Nation [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 10:13 on 10 Nov to 12:46 on 10 Nov. [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 November 2017
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Andy Rollins
6:37 PM

StevensOnln1: we live in laverstock salisbury Sp11RZ and for a while now we have had signal problems on every channel apart from the HD channels.

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6:46 PM

Andy Rollins: Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections? What signal strength and quality readings do you get on BBC1, ITV and BBC1HD? There has been recent engineering work at the Salisbury transmitter, however that looks to have been completed on 10th November.

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Thursday, 23 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:03 today to 02:07 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:51 yesterday to 23:57 yesterday. [BBC]

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2:09 PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:51 yesterday to 23:57 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:03 today to 02:07 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 24 November 2017
Transmitter engineering
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5:09 AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 23:51 on 22 Nov to 23:57 on 22 Nov, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:03 yesterday to 02:07 yesterday. [BBC]

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