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Full Freeview on the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter

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

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 on 19 Sep to 14:07 on 19 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 on 19 Sep to 02:42 on 19 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 on 19 Sep to 10:12 on 19 Sep. BBC


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The symbol shows the location of the Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) transmitter which serves 31,000 homes.

Other mapstxdabSalisbury DABtxradioSalisbury AM/FMtxregionRowridge TV regiontx1BBC South
tx3Meridian (South Coast micro region)txdabxxDAB in WiltshiretxradioxxAM/FM in Wiltshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

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 Salisbury 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
C57 (762.0MHz)153m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 vertical max
C60- (785.8MHz)153m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
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
C53 (730.0MHz)153m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
2,000W
Channel icons
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
C50 (706.0MHz)153m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 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 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 vertical max
C59- (777.8MHz)152m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 vertical max
C55 (746.0MHz)152m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
2,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels

The Salisbury (Wiltshire, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? 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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 44km east-southeast
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-1315/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50 SDNSDN
C51_local_local_local
C52-D
C53C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
C55-1ArqBArqBArqB
C56-2
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCABBCABBCA
C59-A-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C62-BSDN
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C65C
C68C5C5

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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.

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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Transmitter engineering
Friday 19 September 2014 4:33AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 today to 02:42 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 19 September 2014 1:33PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 today to 02:42 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 today to 10:12 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 19 September 2014 4:33PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 today to 02:42 today, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 today to 14:07 today. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 today to 10:12 today. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 20 September 2014 4:34AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 yesterday to 14:07 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 yesterday to 02:42 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 yesterday to 10:12 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 20 September 2014 10:32AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 yesterday to 02:42 yesterday, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 yesterday to 14:07 yesterday. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 yesterday to 10:12 yesterday. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 21 September 2014 4:33AM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 on 19 Sep to 02:42 on 19 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 on 19 Sep to 14:07 on 19 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 on 19 Sep to 10:12 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Sunday 21 September 2014 7:32PM

SALISBURY transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 13:44 on 19 Sep to 14:07 on 19 Sep, BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 02:36 on 19 Sep to 02:42 on 19 Sep. FM: Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 on 19 Sep to 10:12 on 19 Sep. [BBC]

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