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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?

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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.

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 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)
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1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

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C27 (522.0MHz)
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3 ITV (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

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C21+ (474.2MHz)
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45 Film 4 +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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

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C25 (506.0MHz)
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10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

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 H -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 18 others

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C28 (530.0MHz)
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

 H -13dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-1210,000W
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from 22nd December 2014: 8 Thats Solent, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

 H -9.1dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320mDTG-624,400W
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63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 3 others

 H -9dB
C37 (602.0MHz)320mDTG-625,000W
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starts sometime during 2014/5:

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Rowridge transmitter?

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BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 24km north-northeast
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?

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How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

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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
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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Mike Mcateer
11:49 AM

To whom it may concern. Up to Christmas 2014 we were able to listen to LBC radio on our ROBERTS DAB radio. how ever since Christmas last year we can not receive LBC from 17OO hrs to 0800hrs . Would you be able to explain why this is happening. Roberts told us it is due to signal loss. Perhaps you might know why. Kind regards. Mr M McATEER.

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Dave Lindsay
11:53 AM

Mike Mcateer: Interference, I should expect -- some electrical appliance nearby that it timed (I'll let you guess what times it operates). A battery-powered AM radio tuned away from a station might help you locate the source of the noise.

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Monday, 9 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:34 AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 19 March 2015
Tony Franklin
8:04 AM Chichester

Hi there we have a caravan with an external aerial pointing towards IofW but cannot gain any digital reception. I am presuming that the aerial is a non digital type, could you please advise what type of aerial Post code is PO20 8JG.

Thanks for help

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Dave Lindsay
12:43 PM

Tony Franklin: There's no such thing as a "digital aerial", as against an "analogue aerial". Aerials work by frequency.

Do a manual tune on UHF channel 24 which is PSB1 (BBC standard definition TV and radio) from Rowridge, Isle of Wight. Enter/select C24 but don't press the button to scan/add services, rather wait and see what the indication as to strength and quality is. In this state the device acts like a signal meter and you should be able to move the aerial and see the readings change -- give it several seconds to catch up when you move it.

If you still get absolutely nothing then is there a signal amplifier connected inline which isn't powered as this is likely to result in no signal, even where the aerial is picking one up?

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Tony Franklin
1:24 PM Chichester

Hi Dave

Thanks for the advice I will try this at the weekend


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Dave Lindsay
2:24 PM

Tony Franklin: I should add that if this aerial is on a static caravan and has always pointed to Rowridge, then at switchover no change of aerial would be required as all digital channels are in the same portion of the frequency band as they were for analogue.

(For some transmitters this isn't so thus "some" users of those transmitters may find that a different aerial, e.g. wideband, is necessary.)

If you're in the market for a new aerial then see here:

Other retailers are available. Judging by your location I'd say a log periodic should do just fine with no requirement to amplify, this being if it's a static caravan.

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Friday, 20 March 2015
jo felt
10:37 AM

we have no terrestrial tv as of 19 march pm our neighbours also have no tv any ideas

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Dave Lindsay
11:01 AM

jo felt: By "neighbours" if you are referring to others within a block which shares an aerial system then the likely answer would seem to be the aerial system itself, in which case notify the party responsible for it.

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