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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, 23 BBC Three, 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, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -6dB
 V -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-850,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 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
 Together TV +1,  Merit,  Court TV, 65 FreeSports, 71 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 91 That's TV , 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT 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-80s1984-971997-981998-20122012-132 May 2018
VHFA K TA K TA K TA K TW T
C3BBCtvwaves
C21C4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqAArqA
C24BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C25SDNSDN
C27ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C28ArqBArqB
C29LSO
C31BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavescom7
C37com8
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
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
Thursday, 15 September 2016
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jb38
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9:04 PM

Ian: Its possibly an error caused by technical glitch on the site, as COM4/5/6 on vertical polarity is still listed by Digital UK as being on 200KW.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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11:31 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 today to 08:33 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 today to 08:33 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 04:38 on 25 Sep to 04:50 on 25 Sep. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:31 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 yesterday to 08:33 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 yesterday to 08:33 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 04:38 on 25 Sep to 04:50 on 25 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 29 September 2016
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5:31 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 27 Sep to 08:33 on 27 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 27 Sep to 08:33 on 27 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Weak Signal from 04:38 on 25 Sep to 04:50 on 25 Sep. [BBC]

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Friday, 30 September 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 27 Sep to 08:33 on 27 Sep, HD Digital TV Off Air from 08:32 on 27 Sep to 08:33 on 27 Sep. [BBC]

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Sunday, 2 October 2016
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Mr Peirce
7:02 PM

We are having problems getting some freeview channels such as--132 sky news --48 movies for men --32 movie channel and some others. Have reprogramed the tv many times over the last few days. In the early mornings the tv seem's to be ok and about 8.30 am the then some of the programs we cant get.This was Friday,Sat and today 2nd Oct. It is not only our tv as we live in Ringwood Hampshire my Sister inlaw lives at Hordle Lymington and she is also having problems --the same as us. Another person that I spoke to in Ringwood also having the same problem as us. Please can you tell me what is going on. My tv has been working fine up to now. Many Thanks

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Wednesday, 5 October 2016
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Ken Valenrine
11:26 AM

No hd channels on re tune, in n fact only 45 channels being picked up and low signal indicated

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StevensOnln1
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12:50 PM

Ken Valenrine: There are no faults or engineering work listed for Rowridge so assuming this is the correct transmitter that you are using (if you provide a postcode we can check) there is something wrong with your aerial system. Start at the back of the TV and check all cables and connectors are in tight then work back as far as you can safely access towards the aerial.

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Keith Towers
7:28 PM

Ken Valenrine: I 'm not getting any Freeview satelite signals at all in Newport Isle of Wight. Everything is dead. I have switched over to terrestrial TV which has a good signal. Could the wind have something to do with this at Rowbridge. I will check my cables as a matter of course. 19:27 pm

Regards ...Keith

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StevensOnln1
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7:57 PM

Keith Towers: You seem to be getting things mixed up. Freeview is terrestrial TV received via an aerial from a land based transmitter, it is not received via a satellite dish. If you are referring to a problem with receiving Freesat via a satellite dish then that has nothing to do with Rowridge or any other land based transmitter.

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