Freeview Light on the Charlbury (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Charlbury (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.
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.
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 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?
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
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?
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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?
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Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area
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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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: 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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