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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. 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.

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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?

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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.

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, 301 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
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, 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
 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, 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
 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), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 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, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)320m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
25,000W
Channel icons
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

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 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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TomS
Thursday 28 August 2014 1:02PM Lyndhurst

I live in SO40, receiving from the Rowridge transmitter. At some point on Tuesday (26th August) I lost signal from all channels in COM7 and when I retuned my digibox (Panasonic DMR-BWT720) the channels were removed from the guide entirely.

I was pretty annoyed because I had a timer set to record a programme on BBC Four HD in the early hours of Wednesday morning. When I turned the box on last night, however, I found that the programme *had* recorded! If someone could explain to me how this is possible when the tuner is showing no live information from those channels *at all*, I'd be very grateful.

I'd also appreciate any advice on how to reinstate those channels because as they don't appear in the tv guide I am unable to watch them live or set any new timers.

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Mike McNamara
Thursday 11 September 2014 12:49PM

Update to previous post....

Seems the issue was 4G interferance blocking out random channels. Used a 4G filter and problem has now been solved.

C
colin Lambert
Sunday 14 September 2014 10:39AM

13 & 14 th September 2014 NO HD signal received from Rowridge. What's going on?

M
MikeB
Sunday 14 September 2014 5:17PM

colin Lambert: have a look at R & T Investigations, there seems to be no reported problems. Logically, its your system which has the problem.

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David Styles
Saturday 20 September 2014 5:54PM Christchurch

BH23 4BB
For years I've used a Goodmans set-top box to receive digital television signals.
Now recently the television image either freezes or will stay on one station, with an inability for one to switch channels.
Since then I have bought 2 new Goodmans GD11FVZS2 digital boxes to no avail.
I have also installed a UHF 0-20dB variable gain attenuator which didn't resolve the problem.
With further testing over the best part of 2 weeks I've tried to receive a signal from 2 local transmitters and have used different 2 television sets.
The total equipment used in various combinations has been 2 x TVs, 3 x digital boxes and 1 gain attenuator.
Curiously this problem only affects all BBC channels - I've tried them all. All other stations work perfectly as they have done since the digital switch over.
My aerial is the same UHF situated in the attic where it has resided for years with no problem.
A neighbour has recently told me that he is having similar problems.

S
Solent-Viewer
Saturday 20 September 2014 11:08PM

Reply to David Styles.

Hove you tried a TETRA filter?

S
Solent-Viewer
Saturday 20 September 2014 11:11PM

That posted before I had finished.
I was also going to ask if you had considered 4G phone mast conflict?

Dave Lindsay
Sunday 21 September 2014 5:47AM

David Styles: Judging by comments appearing on this website there is a widespread issue with perhaps some or one Goodmans receivers which affects BBC services since 3rd September:

http://www.ukfree.tv/helpme.php?faqid=1107051078&PGSTART=430#pagebar

M
MikeB
Sunday 21 September 2014 11:26AM

David Styles: Yes, as Dave Lindsay points out, lots of us have been having this problem. I'm waiting to hear back from the BBC, but it does seem that things are starting to return to normal, so your box should be working.

If its not, post on the thread that Dave linked to, and say what your equipment, transmitter and particular problem is, so I can feed that back to them.

Transmitter engineering
Tuesday 23 September 2014 10:33AM

ROWRIDGE transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 09:42 today to 09:53 today. FM: Radio 1 FM Weak Signal from 10:16 yesterday to 16:49 yesterday, Radio 2 FM Weak Signal from 10:16 yesterday to 16:49 yesterday, Radio 3 FM Sound in Mono from 09:57 on 19 Sep to 10:12 [BBC]




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