Full Freeview 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. 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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmitter.
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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Solent (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others 45 Gems TV, 85 CRAFT EXTRA , 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's Solent,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
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 (354°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 24km north-northeast (20°)
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?
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How will the Rowridge (Isle Of Wight, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - 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?
|PSB1||, PSB1≡, PSB2||, PSB2≡, PSB3||, PSB3≡||(-4dB) 200kW|
|COM4≡, COM4||, COM5≡, COM5||, COM6≡, COM6||||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*, Mux C*, Mux D*||(-14dB) 20kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge transmitter area
With the Planned Engineering, any one or several multiplexes could be affected at any time depending on the nature of the work being done. There could be service interruptions or reduced power (the latter possibly causing picture or sound break-up).
You should NEVER retune when this sort of work is going on as it can usually end up just clearing the correct tuning, or even getting tuned to some more remote transmitter whose signals will not be stable.
If you do so, you'll end up have to retune again when the signals are back to normal, and as you can't be certain when that might be, you may have to try several times. If necessary, manual tuning on the affected multiplex(es) would be better than a full auto-retune as you don't run the risk of messing up those multiplexes that are ok.
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Used to get all Freeview channels from Rowridge where the aerial is pointed. For last 18 months or so, signal is from Findon. from which we get only Freeview Light. This is true of a corridor about two miles wide acress Bilsham, Middleton, Felpham, Bognor. Half a mile south of me get Rowridge, a mile north they get Rowridge. Why do I NOW only get the Freeview Light from Findon. This certainly affects several thousand people in the area all of whom seem to have aerials pointed at Rowridge from whence they used to recieve the signal.
Can you explain what happened to necessitate the change?
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Stuart: I suspect it's probably down to interference. Although it's too far away to receive, Crystal Palace uses the same frequencies for the COM4/5/6 multiplexes as Rowridge and you're unfortunately in the area where the signal from from both transmitters cancel each other out.
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Whilst what StevensOnln1 has said is correct, Findon and Rowridge are in opposite directions from you, so you must be getting the Findon signals off the back of your aerial - assuming it's still intact and correctly pointing at Rowridge. Findon is also somewhat closer! However manual tuning might be a solution.
Rowridge is at bearing 255 degrees (almost WSW) and Findon is at bearing 66 degrees (almost ENE), Crystal Palace is almost NNE Rowridge transmits signals with both Horizontal and Vertical polarisation, whereas Findon is vertical (Crystal Palace is horizontal). You aren't predicted to get good COM4/5/6 reception from Rowridge with horizontal polarisation (poor to none), it's better vertical.
Are the rods (or squashed Xs) of your aerial vertical, is the reflector of the aerial still intact as well as the other elements and still pointing WSW? The aerial needs to be intact and correctly pointing to reduce interference from other transmitters, but sometimes that is difficult.
Also what will not help matters is that there is currently some tropospheric ducting with the high pressure weather affecting mostly the South/SW of the country by varying degrees and signals can change by the second or remain stable for much longer periods. This can affect different frequencies by differing amounts at different locations, just because one multiplex might be affected doesn't mean another will be.
So you could try the following, first you'll need to clear the current tuning, usually best done by unplugging the aerial and doing a full automatic tune, nothing should be found clearing the old tuning. Plug the aerial back in and find the manual tuning section in the settings.
In the multiplex order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6, manual tune the following UHF channels for Rowridge -
C24, C27, C21, C25, C22, C28. You may have to try several times if there is any interference around.
IF you happen to find that despite the way your aerial points, you get better stable PSB reception from Findon then there shouldn't be any issue with the PSBs tuned to C44, C41, C47 and the COMs from Rowridge, but I don't know if you'd get a different local news variation from Findon.
IF your aerial turns out to have the rods horizontal, the channels are the same but you could try adding C55 for COM7.
Again, you may have to try several times if there is interference around.
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Mr MP Lofthouse:
Depending on where you are in Blandford, there are 3 transmitters that you could normally receive and reception will be different from each. If you believe you get your signals from Rowridge, check in your TV Tuning section that you are correctly tuned to the Rowridge UHF channels that I listed in the post just before yours.
Which way is your aerial pointing? Are the Rods (or squashed Xs) horizontal or vertical? It should be pointing somewhere around bearing 110 degrees (~ESE) for Rowridge. Do you get Meridian or West Local news?
A full postcode will enable us to check predicted reception. I can't find any faults listed by the BBC or Freeview for any of the transmitters that you should be normally able to receive, nor are any of them listed for Planned Engineering.
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