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4G at 800MHz (at800) Freeview reception issues

Tests now show that SOME households that use masthead amplifiers (and some communal aerial systems) AND are in poor signal areas AND that are very close to a 4G phone mast MAY have their Freeview service disturbed: C22: ArqA, C21: BBCB
See Expecting 4G interference? Tests now show that you have a one in 300 chance.

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. Click to recheck [+] 

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

Other mapsRowridge DABRowridge AM/FMRowridge TV regionBBC South
Meridian (South Coast micro region)DAB in Isle Of WightAM/FM in Isle Of Wight

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, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 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
73 CBBC HD, 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, 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, 25 Dave ja vu, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 ITV 4 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 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
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 57 Quest +1, 63 Community Channel, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 11 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, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 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, 64 Bonanza Bonanza, 75 Pop,

com7
 horizontal -9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25,000W
Channel icons
74 CBeebies HD, 84 Al Jazeera Arabic, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD,

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?


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

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

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.

  • Ofcom have projected that a local television service for Southampton including Eastleigh, Fareham, parts of Isle of Wight, parts of Portsmouth, Winchester could use an Interleaved Frequency on the Rowridge transmitter using C30

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
com7≡, com8≡(-13dB) 25kW
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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Rachel
Wednesday 25 July 2012 9:36PM

Has anyone else experienced free view reception issues today? We have no problems at all with signal normally but today we have experienced a lot of interference. The picture is periodically blocky with a delay much like if you experience bad weather when using a sky signal.
Someone else suggested it could be related to air pressure, is this likely?


S
Solent-Viewer
Thursday 26 July 2012 9:55AM

I lost all Freeview channels last night towards 23:00hrs but they are back this morning. I have a new aerial vertically aligned at Rowirdge. Did the transmitter fail??
We had excellent analogue reception in Selsey before we opted for a Freeview DVB TV set and the new aerial, but have experienced digital reception problems ever since.
If this is progress they can keep it!! We pay our licence fee in advance and expect good reception every day.


J
jamie
Thursday 26 July 2012 7:19PM Havant

RACHEL

many things can cause problems with reception.

The key questions are:

is your aerial good
are the cables and connections good
do you have any splitters or amplifier
what area do you live in
are there specific channels that are not working

With all systems there can be problems from time to time

however all equipment can have a life span of about 20 years.

Just to confirm that Rowridge transmission has been perfect the last few days.

If you provide your location and system details I may be able to provide more information.

regards

Jamie


J
jamie
Thursday 26 July 2012 7:26PM Havant

SOLENT VIEWER

If you answer these few questions I may be able to help.

1. your location
2. does your system have an amplifier
3. how many connections on the system
4. age of aerial
5. when did your problems start
6. is the aerial mounted outside or in a loft

reception issues can be down to poorly sited aerials or connection and equipment issues.

regards

Jamie


R
Rachel
Thursday 26 July 2012 8:05PM

Jamie,

The problem seemed to fix itself by about 22:00 last night. I noticed there was a bit of interference earlier this evening but again it is back to normal.

I live in Southampton city center in a flat with a communal aerial (SO14). The building is about 5yrs old.
The cables and connections appear to be fine.
No splitters or amplifiers.

Itv 1, channel 4 and E4 were the worst quality signal.


S
Solent-Viewer
Thursday 26 July 2012 9:25PM

Jamie .. The aerial is only weeks old and was installed when we bought the new DVB TV set at the end of Feb this year. It was fine on analogue right up until switchover/off but often lost reception on digital. After full switchover the rigger came and changed polarity to vertical and digital became better on some of the channels but occasionally stuttered on ones such as Pick, Dave, Sky News and some others.
BBC 1,2,3,4 etc was fine until yesterday until all went off and again this evening with the whole lot going off at 21:00
The lead is direct from the aerial to the back of the set and is the same age as the new group A (red ended) aerial.
I called the aerial rigger this morning and left a message but as he has not bothered to reply I can only assume he does not want to sort anything out that is sortable.
If this is DVB than this is one viewer who will flatly refuse to pay his licence next year and it will be great to have my say in court ...GRRRRR!!!


J
jb38
Thursday 26 July 2012 11:33PM

Solent-Viewer: Its really quite impossible to give any advice of a constructive nature without knowledge of your locality, this in the form of a post code or at least one from somewhere nearby, as only with this knowledge can the signal levels expected in your area be assessed.


C
Chris Verrinder
Friday 27 July 2012 1:56PM

Please can you tell me why we get such a bad picelated reception from this stations transmitter. This has been like this since the change over. When I had the old cheap set top box with terestial transmission I had no problems but this service which is supposed to be the be all and end all is total rubbish.
This service should never been released until it was right.
I live over in West Sussex near Littlehampton and have always had good reception. The channels affected are 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 24. At the change over a new areal had been installed and the BT Vision system. Everything comes back to the transmission of signals from Rowridge station. The digital sighnal is transmitted vertically as wel as horizontally so why the problem.
I look forward to you with a solution to this problem.

Regards.
Chris Verrinder.


C
Chris Verrinder
Friday 27 July 2012 1:56PM

Please can you tell me why we get such a bad picelated reception from this stations transmitter. This has been like this since the change over. When I had the old cheap set top box with terestial transmission I had no problems but this service which is supposed to be the be all and end all is total rubbish.
This service should never been released until it was right.
I live over in West Sussex near Littlehampton and have always had good reception. The channels affected are 11, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, and 24. At the change over a new areal had been installed and the BT Vision system. Everything comes back to the transmission of signals from Rowridge station. The digital sighnal is transmitted vertically as wel as horizontally so why the problem.
I look forward to you with a solution to this problem.

Regards.
Chris Verrinder.


S
Solent-Viewer
Friday 27 July 2012 3:45PM Chichester

Post code PO20 0ER and its not just my set, but talking to neighbours either side and the four immediately behind us, we are all suffering loss and at the same time for the same duration.





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