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The symbol shows the location of the Findon (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 Findon (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Findon 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)157mDTG-32,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)157mDTG-32,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (South Coast micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)157mDTG-62,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Findon (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5Action, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, YAAAS!, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Findon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 71km west (275°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 59km west (272°)
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 Findon (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
green background for transmission frequencies
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-16dB) 50W

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. Findon 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.

Comments
Monday, 9 January 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:32 AM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 23:45 on 04 Jan to 03:44 on 05 Jan BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 00:23 on 05 Jan to 04:10 on 05 Jan [BBC]

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Saturday, 4 February 2012
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Rod Payne
7:31 AM

Will the other 3 multiplexes be transmitted from findon in the future.?

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jb38
9:27 AM

Rod Payne: Unfortunately not, as Findon is one of the numerous PSB only relays, the commercial multiplexes referred to being exactly as described insomuch paid for purely by business interests, and which because of the limited coverage of such relays it was considered by these interests that the returns expected would not justify the expense of contributing towards the running costs of the additional multiplexes, something which is very unlikely ever to change.

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Monday, 13 February 2012
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Tony
4:11 PM
Worthing

I currently get Classic FM radio via freesat.
Will I be abl to get this and other stations on freeview after Findon switch over?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:19 PM

Tony: No. Classic FM is not on Freeview at all.

Findon will only be a Freeview Light transmitter as it will only carry the Public Service Broadcaster (PSB) multiplexes which will give you BBC radio and TV, ITV1, ITV2, C4, E4, More4, C5, HD and a few others.

Probably best to stick with Freesat I'm afraid. The Digital UK predictor suggests that you will have "marginal variable" reception from the Rowridge main station which does carry the commercial channels.

I believe that the poor reception from Rowridge is owed to the fact that you are in a valley, which is why Finton was installed.

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Dave Lindsay
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4:41 PM

Tony: I have had a look around your road on Google Streetview. There are a few houses at the higher end of The Heights and on the grassed roundabout with Ashfold Avenue that have aerials on Rowridge. We have no idea of how well they might work for Freeview now (being as it's lower power).

If they can only get the four analogue channels, then having a larger aerial installed for Rowridge would seem pointless as the same four services are available from Findon with a regular size aerial.

All we can know is that the likelihood of success and stability of reception will be greater after switchover.

If you do wish to get someone in an effort to have an aerial installed to receive from Rowridge (in order to get the commercial channels), then wait until 18th April because that it when the power of the commercials will increase. Should you go down this route, then the aerial should be mounted vertically for best reception of the commercial channels.

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Thursday, 16 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

9:32 AM

FINDON transmitter - 16 and 17 February 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Findon relay: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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Friday, 17 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:37 PM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 today to 11:40 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 today to 11:20 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 today to 11:40 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 today to 11:20 today [BBC] 16 and 17 February 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - BBC1, BBC2, ITV and Channel 4 Digital services - Not Applicable [DUK] Over the next week Findon relay: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
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9:34 PM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 today to 11:40 today BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 today to 11:20 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 today to 11:40 today BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 today to 11:20 today [BBC] Over the next week Findon relay: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 18 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:31 AM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 yesterday to 11:40 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 yesterday to 11:20 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 yesterday to 11:40 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 yesterda [BBC] Over the next week Findon relay: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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