NOW South Hampshire


NOW South Hampshire
NOW South Hampshire
Licensed area South Hampshire, Isle of Wight
Frequency 11C (220.352 MHz)
Air date February 2003
Owner NOW Digital Southern (Arqiva)
Transmitters Toot Hill, Crabwood Farm, Chillerton Down, Fort Southwick, The Trundle

NOW South Hampshire is a local commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, which serves Hampshire. It launched in February 2003 and is operated by NOW Digital, who are owned by Arqiva after being sold by Global Radio.

The Radio Authority received two applications for the DAB licence on the closing date of February 12 2002 from Capital Radio Digital and Solent Digital Radio (owned by EMAP). On May 10 2002, the licence was awarded to Capital Radio Digital. It broadcasts on block 11C. It started being known as Capital Hants under Capital, until changing to NOW South Hampshire under GCap Media/Global Radio.

Transmitters

The main signal comes from the Chillerton Down transmitter on the Isle of Wight. Other transmitters are Crabwood Farm, just west of Winchester next to the Royal Winchester Golf Club; Fort Southwick, just north of the M27 between Portchester and Paulsgrove on Portsdown Hill; The Trundle, just south-east of West Dean in West Sussex next to Goodwood Racecourse on St Roche's Hill; and Toot Hill, just north-west of the Rownhams services on the M27.

Stations carried

Service Service ID Bit rate Audio channels Description Analogue availability
Angel Radio CDC2 64 kbit/s Mono LSF Local radio station 101.1 MHz
BBC Radio Solent C932 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Local BBC radio service 96.1, 103.8 MHz
999, 1359 kHz
The Breeze C698 112 kbit/s Joint stereo Adult contemporary station 107.2 MHz (Winchester)
107.4 MHz (Portsmouth)
107.8 MHz (Southampton)
Capital South Coast C79D 112 kbit/s Joint stereo CHR station 103.2 MHz
Fire Radio C49F 80 kbit/s Mono CHR station 107.6 MHz
Gold CFD2 112 kbit/s Joint stereo Golden oldies station 828 kHz
Heart Solent C986 112 kbit/s Joint stereo Adult contemporary station 96.7, 97.5, 102.3 MHz
106 Jack FM South Coast C385 112 kbit/s Joint stereo Classic and contemporary hits 106.0, 106.6 MHz
Kiss C483 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Dance, pop and R&B station
Wave 105 C3AD 128 kbit/s Joint stereo Adult contemporary station 105.2, 105.8 MHz
EPG South Hants E1C000CA 8 kbit/s Data Hidden service, EPG data

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