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The symbol shows the location of the Charlbury (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,000 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 problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Charlbury (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Charlbury 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
C39 (618.0MHz)127mDTG-310W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South (Oxford), 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
C42 (642.0MHz)127mDTG-310W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley 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 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C45 (666.0MHz)127mDTG-610W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Central West), 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 Charlbury (Oxfordshire, 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 Charlbury transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 19km east-southeast (122°)
to BBC South (Oxford) region - 6 masts.
BBC South (Oxford) Today shares 50% content with Southampton service
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 112km south (170°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Charlbury (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-1323 May 2018
B E TB E TB E TB E K TB E K T
C39BBCA
C41ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4
C42D3+4
C44BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCA
C45BBCB
C47C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCB
C51tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves

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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 14 Sep 11 and 28 Sep 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 53W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7.2dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Dec 2006Central Independent Television
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Charlbury 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
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Graham Chamberlain
5:13 PM
Chipping Norton

We currently have no reception from Channel 44 (BBC1,2 etc) although we did have reception last weekend. Neigbours have had similar ocasional signal loss. Aerial is on roof; have run reset and have no channels on ch44.

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Dave Lindsay
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5:33 PM

Graham Chamberlain: Is there a tree (or trees) between you and the transmitter?

If you go to the manual tuning screen and enter/select C44, but do not press the button to scan, see if it gives an indication as to the strength and quality on that channel. Some receivers give more away than others, so it might be worth looking at them all.

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Graham Chamberlain
7:13 PM
Chipping Norton

Strength is 10, but Quality is zero

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Dave Lindsay
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7:44 PM

Graham Chamberlain: In which case, perhaps it is interference from Hannington which uses the same three channels, albeit horizontally.

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Wednesday, 3 July 2013
Graham Chamberlain
11:24 AM
Chipping Norton

Now C44 is strength and quality =10, but for how long? Many locals experience this on/off problem. How can I escalate the problem? It's 3rd world reception out here!

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Dave Lindsay
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11:36 AM

Graham Chamberlain: I suggest that you speak to BBC Engineering on 0370 010 0123 and explain the issue, including that it affects others.

I reserve judgement on how successful I think you might be(!)

That said, the BBC is Public Service Broadcaster so may have obligations to sort out issues, although I'm not sure what it could do, apart from change the channel, if one is available. That then begs the question as to whether the other two channels should be changed for the same reason.

Looking at the projected coverage map of Hannington on this site I think that it is a likely cause.

Please keep us posted on how you get on.

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Monday, 14 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:21 AM

CHARLBURY transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:24 AM

CHARLBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 today to 09:29 today, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 today to 09:29 today. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:27 AM

CHARLBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 yesterday to 09:29 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 yesterday to 09:29 yesterday. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 17 April 2014
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 AM

CHARLBURY transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 on 15 Apr to 09:29 on 15 Apr, HD Digital TV Off Air from 09:13 on 15 Apr to 09:29 on 15 Apr. [BBC] RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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