Freeview Light on the Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmitter which serves 4,900 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 Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmitter.
Which Freeview channels does the Dog Hill 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 43 Freeview channels?
The Dog Hill (Oldham, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, POP MAX, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, 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 Dog Hill transmitter?
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 19km southwest (232°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
How will the Dog Hill (Oldham, 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.
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 Winter Hill transmitter area
DOG HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Nov 00:36 until 18 Nov 00:38. Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Nov 13:53 until 13 Nov 14:00. Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Nov 11:59 until 13 Nov 12:06. . [BBC]
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Hi, for the past few months i have been getting problems with the tv reception the i get from the doghill tv transmitter, i have retuned the tv numerous times and even changed and tried a diferant tv. The aerial is in tue roof and my paostcode is Ol27sf. So i was wondering is there a known problem and are there any solution for this problem. Ok thanks in advance, Michael.
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I can't find any recent reports of transmitter problems either by Freeview or the BBC. There have been some instances when certain weather conditions may have caused disruption of signals, but none very recently.
If you retuned when there was no or very poor signals, it might just have cleared the correct tuning and tuned to another weaker transmitter with poor/no signals. Have you retuned again recently?
When you say "aerial is in the roof" do you mean the loft? If so this will limit your options slightly and reception can be affected by all sorts of things such as water tanks, solar panels, the roof tiles, party walls, metal chimneys & etc.
Has anything changed in your installation? Has the aerial maybe moved in the loft, have you put anything extra in the loft? Any external scaffolding on your house or neighbours?
Do you have a splitter for signals to more than one TV?
I'd suggest you check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old). Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.
There's a possibility you might also get good signals from the Winter Hill transmitter (and a larger choice of channels) but this is very dependent on location and might be difficult with an aerial in the loft. What do your neighbours get?
Post back with more detail if you are still having problems.
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