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Full Freeview on the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter

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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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The symbol shows the location of the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter which serves 620,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 vertical max
 horizontal max
C24 (498.0MHz)
320m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
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
 vertical max
 horizontal max
C27 (522.0MHz)
320m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
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
 vertical max
 horizontal max
C21+ (474.2MHz)
320m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
200,000W
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
 vertical max
 horizontal -6dB
C25 (506.0MHz)
299m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
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, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
 horizontal -6dB
C22+ (482.2MHz)
302m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
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, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
 horizontal -6dB
C28 (530.0MHz)
302m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
200,000W
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), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

LSO
 horizontal -13dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 8 Thats Solent, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -9.1dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
24,400W
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 1 others

com8
 horizontal -9dB
C37 (602.0MHz)320m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25,000W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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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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 500kW
COM4||, COM5||, COM6||, PSB1≡, PSB1||, PSB2≡, PSB2||, PSB3≡, PSB3||(-4dB) 200kW
COM4≡, COM5≡, COM6≡(-10dB) 50kW
com8≡(-13dB) 25kW
com7≡(-13.1dB) 24.4kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 20kW
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.



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David Fox
Friday 14 November 2014 10:04AM

MikeB: Thank Mike - you are absolutely right; after a bit of investigation , it turned out to be the amplifier in the loft that has "failed" in some way - not just the fuse in the plug :-) - I've bypassed it and returned and all is well. To be honest I forgot we'd got an ampliflier - we've only had to use it a couple of times - when we've moved the TV between rooms. anyway, I witter on, problem found.

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Chris Shaw
Friday 21 November 2014 8:30PM Emsworth

Hi,
I have good redemption from a small loft aerial in my bungalow on all Freeview channels but cannot get BBC4 HD. What kind of aerial do I need to get this channel as well as the others?

Thanks

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Briantist
Friday 21 November 2014 8:36PM

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Dave Lindsay
Friday 21 November 2014 8:43PM

Chris Shaw: To get BBC Four HD your aerial will need to be horizontal rather than vertical. So if you switched to vertical polarisation it will need changing back again as the new HD muxes aren't VP..

Judging by the terrain plot you may have clear line-of-sight at 22.6 miles. A loft aerial may do. It's not that you need a different type of aerial per se but that the transmission power is lower, although at just over 24kW it should be ample to serve you.

Can you not put the aerial outside or try moving it in the loft? See whether any trees might be in the way.

Also, try going to the manual tuning part of your receiver and enter/select UHF channel 31 but don't press the button to scan/add channels immediately. Instead wait and see whether it gives you any indication as to strength and quality.

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Chris Shaw
Saturday 22 November 2014 1:56PM Emsworth

Thanks, Dave Lindsay.

My spell checker turned 'reception' to 'redemption' - I have good reception on all channels but I think I am beyond redemption!

Our current aerial is tiny. About 30cms long with 20 vertical elements of different lengths and no reflector. The signal strength on nearly all channels and certainly the main ones is 8-10 and the signal quality is 10, as shown by the tuner.

Is it possible to get an aerial that does horizontal and vertical at the same time?

Cheers

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Chris Shaw
Saturday 22 November 2014 2:01PM Emsworth

Dave Lindsay:

Sorry, to answer your question, there is virtually no signal on channel 31, about 1.5 at the most.

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