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Freeview reception at OX26 1BT


For reliable and stable Freeview reception, you need an unobstructed path between the TV aerial on your roof and the digital TV transmitter. The map below shows the transmitters predicted to provide a signal at this location.

You can click on any transmitter symbol to show the coverage area as a green overlay on the map. Double click on a transmitter symbol to go to the transmitter information page.

You can also view the ten closest potential '4G-at-800' mobile phone masts within 1.5km of the selected location - these masts may be used for 4G-at-800 mobile broadband services from 2013-2015.

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There are 8 mobile phone masts within 1.5km of OX261BT (page shows closest 10)

What do the map symbols mean?

 EE,  Multiple operators,  O2,  3,  Vodafone,  location on line-of-sight,  Selected location,  Freeview transmitter,  Freeview light transmitter,  Engineering/fault today.

These icons show the potential locations for 4G-at-700MHz services that may interfere with Freeview reception at some point from 2020 when the 5G 700MHz services start.

For actual mobile phone reception prediction (at 800-960MHz and 1710-2170MHz) see these phone operator's mapping sites: Three O2 T-Mobile EE Virgin

Predicted Freeview channel list

FreeSportsOxford COM6
1BBC One (SD)Oxford South (Oxford)PSB1
2BBC TwoOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
3ITV 1 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
4Channel 4 (SD)Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
5Channel 5Oxford MeridianPSB2
6ITV 2Oxford MeridianPSB2
7Thats OxfordOxford LOX
9BBC FourOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
10ITV3Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
12QuestOxford COM4
13E4Oxford MeridianPSB2
14Film4Oxford MeridianPSB2
15Channel 4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
18More4Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
20DramaOxford COM4
215USAOxford COM4
23BBC ThreeOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
25WOxford COM6
26ITV4Oxford MeridianPSB2
 
27YesterdayOxford COM6
29ITV2 +1Oxford COM4
30E4 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
325STAROxford COM4
335ActionOxford COM4
 
34GREAT! moviesOxford COM6
35ITV1 +1Oxford MeridianPSB2
39DMAXOxford COM6
41LegendOxford COM4
42GREAT! movies actionOxford COM4
 
44HGTVOxford COM6
46Channel 5 +1Oxford COM4
565SELECTOxford PSB3
58ITVBe +1Oxford COM4
59ITV3 +1Oxford COM4
 
64BlazeOxford COM4
67CBS RealityOxford COM4
71Quest Red +1Oxford COM6
73HobbyMakerOxford COM6
74Dave ja vuOxford COM4
 
78TCCOxford COM4
81Blaze +1Oxford COM4
82Talking Pictures TVOxford COM6
84PBS AmericaOxford COM6
88Classic HitsOxford COM6
 
89ITV4 +1Oxford COM4
101BBC One HDOxford PSB3
102BBC Two HDOxford PSB3
103UTV HDOxford PSB3
103STV HDOxford PSB3
 
103ITV 1 HDOxford PSB3
104Channel 4 HDOxford PSB3
105Channel 5 HDOxford PSB3
106BBC Four HDOxford PSB3
108BBC Scotland HDOxford PSB3
 
109BBC Three HDOxford PSB3
110Channel 4 HD (Wales)Oxford PSB3
201CBBCOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
202CBeebiesOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
203CITVOxford COM4
 
204CBBC HDOxford PSB3
205CBeebies HDOxford PSB3
208POP MAXOxford COM4
209Ketchup TVOxford COM4
210Ketchup TooOxford COM4
 
211YAAAS!Oxford COM4
231BBC NewsOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
232BBC ParliamentOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
235Aljazeera EnglishOxford COM6
250BBC Red ButtonOxford South (Oxford)PSB1
 

 

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Comments
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
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Roy Isaacson
7:59 PM

How do I test the receptionist from my arial

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Wednesday, 7 February 2018
MikeP
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12:02 AM

Roy Isaacson:

I presume you mean to ask how to check the reception from your aerial? Arial is a type face used in printing, etc. A Receptionist works in the front office of a business. I presume you relied on predictive text, which has serious limitations in any technical sphere.

To anser the questio I think you are asking, your TV set will have a facility for manual tuning and that will show a signal strength reading - check your User Manual for how to do that. DO NOT perform any manual tuning, merely read the numbers for signal strength. Ideally they should be between 60% and 85% on all channels. Any higher or lower will give reception problems such as picture break up, loss of sound or even total loss of a channel.





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Tuesday, 13 February 2018
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Richard Saul
9:37 AM

I'm on the Sandy Heath transmitter (Cambridge) which from maps shows we are close to the edge of the signal. We switched from Sky to BT six months ago and started to loose the picture when planes from military base flew over - not really to much of a problem. Over the last 6 weeks the picture has started to break up a lot on the HD channels. So bad that we cannot watch mainstream channels in HD. I bought a booster box and fitted it yesterday but it has made no difference - last night was fine, but this morning it's poor again. The signal strength is 100% on all channels, but the picture quality is all over the place and every 15 seconds it drops to zero and the picture disappears. Do you think an attenuator would help, could the signal strength be too high?

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MikeB
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10:29 AM

Richard Saul:
'The signal strength is 100% on all channels, but the picture quality is all over the place and every 15 seconds it drops to zero and the picture disappears. Do you think an attenuator would help, could the signal strength be too high?'

YES!

100% is far too high. But check your system first, without a booster, looking at which transmitter you should be on (Sandy Heath looks fine), and then look at signal strength. If your losing channels, its a classic sign of a problem with your system. Buying a booster can offset that, but wont solve it, and might actually cause more problems.

Start with cables and connections - it might as simple as a dodgy connection.

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lynda
7:45 PM

Can our property receive Freeview HD on an indoor aerial?

Which aerial is the best to install?

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StevensOnln1
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11:07 PM

lynda: Most indoor aerials are rubbish (they are usually little more than a piece of wire sticking out of an amplifier) and will only give good reception if you have a strong signal. If you provide a full postcode you'll get a coverage prediction which will allow further advice to be given.

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Sunday, 18 February 2018
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peter rance
12:36 PM
Canvey Island

I have a problem i have a humax fvp=5000t freeview, using the arial settings roof top to Blubell hill Trasmitter as the arial guy said it was the better signal instead of the London Crystal Palace transmitter, arial was put up about 4 years ago, i have someone elses arial which is faulty and in strong winds it leans on my arial, i think its made my arial move a bit, My problem is i now get a 1 or 2 second picture freeze on most channels,
I live on Canvey Island in Essex, post code is ss8 7rn . On checking your map and using predicted signal for ss8 7rn they all come up with the London Crystal palace Transmitter, Is This picture freeze due to faulty humax or is it down to not being lined to the right transmitter.Im due to get a new 4g tv so would i be better of getting a new Arial to replace my old one. Thank you

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MikeB
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10:15 PM

peter rance: Check your signal strength. Humax have sensitive tuners, and so if your getting too strong a signal (80% plus), then you will get breakup. Thats easily sorted.

If its too weak, then at least you can narrow down the possible causes.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Monday, 19 February 2018
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peter rance
1:17 AM

MikeB: hi Mike my tuner signal strength is 81%, and quality 100% Just so annoying withv it keep freezing for 1 or 2 seconds. would not advise anyone to get a Humax, their support is non existant

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MikeB
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10:01 AM

peter rance: 81% is too high, as you can see if you look at the page 'too much of a good thing'.

Thats why you have a problem - every so often the tuner is being overwhelmed by the signal strength and breaking up. Its not a fault with the PVR (and anyway, its only Panasonic and Humax that really supply PVR's these days) but simply a need to damped down the signal a little.

I use fixed strength attenuators which I bought off Amazon, which can be fitted together to cut the strength by a varying amount.


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