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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
 H max
C24 (498.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
 H max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320mDTG-3200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
 H max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320mDTG-6200,000W
200,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 V max
 H -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299mDTG-8200,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
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, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 V max
 H -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302mDTG-8200,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
 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

COM6
ArqB
 V max
 H -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302mDTG-8200,000W
50,000W
Channel icons
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), 63 Community Channel, 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

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

com7
 H -9.1dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320mDTG-624,400W
Channel icons
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

com8
 H -9dB
C37 (602.0MHz)320mDTG-625,000W
Channel icons
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?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 26km north
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
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?

Portsmouth DocksTransposer2 km N city centre50 homes Estimate. Group of houses'

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

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-182019-
aerial groupVHFA KA KA KA KA KA KA K
C3BBCtv
C21C4C4C4+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C22+ArqA+ArqA+ArqASDN
C24BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCAD3+4
C25SDNSDNSDNArqA
C27ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4BBCA
C28+BArqBArqBArqBArqB
C29LSO
C30-A
600C31BBC1BBC1BBC1com7
C32+2
C33+D
C341
C37+Ccom8

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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.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 500kWCOM4||, CO
Click/touch here to read Other mapsRowridge FreeviewRowridge DABRowridge AM/FMRowridge TV regionBBC SouthMeridian (South
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter areaAug 1958-Jan 1992
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions? Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrom

Comments
Saturday, 10 January 2015
C
Chris Merrill
9:12 PM

Hi, I live in Ryde Isle of Wight PO332DP and I live on a slope near the sea which faces North. The current installed aerial faces North to Hannington but the signal is poor so would there be any benefit in turning towards Rowridge? Otherwise it maybe that Freesat is the only way to go. Thanks.

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Dave Lindsay
9:43 PM

Chris Merrill: There are never any exact answers here, but you would appear to have nearly clear line-of-sight to Rowridge but not Hannington. The Digital UK predictor suggests the same thing -- that Rowridge is quite a bit better than Hannington.

If you go for Rowridge then your Hannington aerial may not be suitable, or otherwise might not be the best for Rowridge.

If you're using a log periodic then go ahead and point it to Rowridge. If it's a Group B yagi aerial then it's not the right group and if it's a wideband yagi then it's inferior on Group A channels and so you might benefit from either a Group A yagi or wideband log.

See here for more information (other retailers are available):

Rowridge Transmitter

One other thing to be aware of is that Rowridge broadcasts horizontally and vertically. The COM channels aren't as powerful horizontally, therefore vertically may be preferred. However, the quasi-national COM7 HD multiplex only broadcasts horizontally, although on lower power than the other channels. So, you might wish to try horizontal polarisation first. If the COMs aren't reliable try switching to vertical polarisation but be aware that this may sacrifice COM7 (and COM8 when it comes on air).

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Dave Lindsay
11:36 PM

Chris Merrill: I should add that Rowridge got a taller mast at switchover. If the current, Hannington, aerial was fitted before switchover -- because it was the best (or least worst) of the two -- that things may have changed with the taller Rowridge mast.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,440 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Thursday, 5 February 2015
Transmitter engineering
1:32 PM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 07:54 today to 08:13 today. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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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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