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The symbol shows the location of the Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Oakeley Mynd 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
C45 (666.0MHz)336mDTG-310W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 18 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C49 (698.0MHz)336mDTG-310W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C42 (642.0MHz)336mDTG-610W
Channel icons
72 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 Midlands 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 Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 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, YAAAS!, 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, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, 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 Oakeley Mynd transmitter?

regional news image
BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 72km east (90°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km east (90°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E T
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves
C42C4wavesC4wavesC4wavesBBCBBBCB
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C49tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Ridge Hill transmitter area

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent Television
Feb 2004-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. Oakeley Mynd 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
Monday, 16 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:27 on 14 Sep to 10:00 on 14 Sep, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:21 yesterday to 05:26 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:01 on 14 Sep to 10:06 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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8:08 AM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:21 yesterday to 05:26 yesterday, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:27 on 14 Sep to 10:00 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:50 on 14 Sep to 06:23 yesterday, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Tuesday, 17 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:21 on 15 Sep to 05:26 on 15 Sep, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:27 on 14 Sep to 10:00 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:50 on 14 Sep to 06:23 on 15 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:27 on 14 Sep to 10:00 on 14 Sep, BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:21 on 15 Sep to 05:26 on 15 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 07:01 on 14 Sep to 10:06 on 14 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality [BBC]

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Thursday, 19 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 00:21 on 15 Sep to 05:26 on 15 Sep, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 22:50 on 14 Sep to 06:23 on 15 Sep. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 December 2019
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Vicky
7:15 PM

Seriously intermittent signal since most recent retune involving film 4 film4 plus 1 and more 4. Now cannot recieve film 4 plus 1 and all stations including radio are very weak and often not available.

We pay the same licence fee as everynone else. Why dont we even get the full range, let alone a good signal?

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StevensOnln1
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11:24 PM

Vicky: Your TV licence only funds the BBC and S4C, it is not a subscription and does not entitle you to receive any particular channels. You haven't said which transmitter you're using so we can't check for any known faults, but if it's been going on for more than a few days it's highly likely to be something wrong at your end (start by checking for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV etc).

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Monday, 30 December 2019
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Chris.SE
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3:45 AM

Vicky:

In addition to what StevensOnln1 has said there is also interference currently.
There are unusually high levels of "Tropospheric propagation" at present, often associated with High Pressure weather systems.
These levels of propagation are unusual at this time of year - they cause signals from more distant transmitters to travel a lot further than normal. It is currently affecting different parts of the country by varying degrees and signals can change by the second or remain stable for much longer periods.
In the old "analogue" days there was a lot of talk about "continental" interference often in the summer months, but the interference can come from transmitters anywhere in the UK or Europe and even further afield. At the moment some people are getting DAB radio from the Netherlands and FM Radio from France as well as the interference to DTV.

It is predicted to continue for a couple more days, and you are advise NOT to retune as you will likely lose the correct tuning that you had. The "propagation" can be very frequency dependent, and it can only affected one frequency or several, but it can/will be different for others.

People will however have noticed the unusually mild weather which the Met office is referring to as a "Foehn effect" but it's not helpful that it seems none of the major broadcasters are making any reference to the interference being caused to TV and Radio reception! So it's no surprise that people wonder what is going on and think there is a transmitter problem.

For those that have retuned and lost correct tuning, you will have to try again and it could be hit and miss whilst the unusual propagation continues. If you are able to do a manual tune for the correct UHF channels, you may still receive interference or the wrong programmes.

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Chris.SE's 2,548 posts GB
Wednesday, 1 January 2020
Transmitter engineering
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6:07 PM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception Weather conditions may be affecting your reception Weather conditions may be affecting your reception Weather conditions may be affecting your reception Weather conditions may be affecting your [BBC]

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6:23 PM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2019-12-31 15:18:30 until 2019-12-31 15:18:30. Weather conditions may be affecting your reception from 2019-12-30 23:31:23 until 2019-12-30 23:31:23. Weather conditions may be affecting [BBC]

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