Full Freeview on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter
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The symbol shows the location of the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 410,000 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.
Which Freeview channels does the Oxford 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.
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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Three Counties (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Oxford (BBC local radio), 735 BBC Gloucestershire (BBC local radio),
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others 66 TBN UK,
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Create and Craft, Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 678 Xpanded TV, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Thats Oxford,
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/4 8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)
Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Oxford transmitter?
BBC South (Oxford) Today 0.4m homes 1.6%
from Oxford OX2 7DW, 6km west-southwest (258°)
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, 102km south (183°)
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 Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
|1950s-80s||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2011||2011-13||29 May 13||2013-17||23 May 2018|
|VHF||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E||C/D E T||W T||W T|
tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 100kW|
|SDN, ARQA, ARQB||(-10dB) 50kW|
|Analogue 5||(-11dB) 40kW|
|Mux 1*, Mux 2*, LOX||(-17dB) 10kW|
|Mux C*, Mux D*||(-18dB) 8kW|
|Mux A*, Mux B*||(-19.2dB) 6kW|
Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area
Not thrilled with the prospect of another retune on 29 May because of 4G. It would be nice if they sorted out one thing at a time, as although my reception is pretty good, I still lose channels in certain atmospheric conditions occasionally. Not being technically minded, quite frankly if I lose this, that and the other channel, I would not know where to start! Bring back the days when you could call in an engineer to sort it out for you instead of being expected to understand it and sort it out yourself! I suppose this is a way of getting people to pay for Sky or cable as opposed to watching Freeview. I do appreciate that there are people here doing their best to help with other people's reception problems, but am I alone in not understanding what they are talking about???
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Small Dog: Can you explain what's stopping you from calling in an engineer to sort it out?
And yeah you're right it's all a big conspiracy so that everyone gets a satellite dish and receiver and pays for Freesat, whoops, you don't have to pay any subscription fees for that, silly me!
If you don't understand something, then ask for a simpler explanation, it's hardly rocket surgery.
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Small Dog: As far as the retune on the 29th is concerned when Oxfords SDN mux (ITV3 etc) changes from Ch62 down to Ch50, that should be a relatively straightforward standard retune, although with this preferably being carried out as a "first time installation" on whatever you are using should that be an option in the set up menu.
But though as far as intermittent reception problems now and again are concerned, before seeking any outside assistance it would be advisable to enquire if any other residents in your area are also experiencing similar problems to yourself, and with my reason for saying this being, that although atmospheric conditions can cause this type of problem there is also another more common reason closer to home that can be responsible for reception problems, and I explain.
I decided to carry out a signal path check from your location heading towards the Oxford transmitter, this revealing that you don't have to travel very far along the signal path before coming across one of the main things responsible for causing the type of problem that you complain of, namely trees, as the signal from the transmitter was seen to sweep across a number of tree lined areas before reaching your location, trees being responsible for partial signal blocking as well as signal scattering, these always having a greater effect on a signal when they are located nearer to the receiving end of the signal.
Needless to say that in situations where trees are responsible the weather will always play a large part in just how much the signal is affected, windy days usually resulting in erratic signal quality being seen when viewed on the receivers signal check screen, and with the situation usually being worse dependant on other weather conditions, rain etc, and although this state of affairs is not really 100% curable as such, however a "slight" improvement in signal stability can sometimes be found in situations where a high gain aerial has been fitted, and being by removing same and fitting a lower gain and wider angle pick up type (Log Periods types ideal) used in conjunction with a booster, lower gain aerials always having a wider pick up angle hence capture more of a deviating signal.
I am of course not talking about a night and day difference, just an improvement!
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jb38: Thank you very much for your help on this.
We shall see what happens on the retune (which I can do as new installation) but the ITV3 band (or mux, or whatever it is called) is the one that I tend to have problems with, so we shall wait and see.
I note your comments about the aerial. Not sure what type it is, but that can be easily checked if necessary. Many thanks again.
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Small Dog: Yes, maybe you could give an update on the outcome of your retuning exercise on the 29th and when further advice can then be given should it prove to be necessary, basically because Ch62 dropping to Ch50 is not necessarily a plus point "if" you have a group C/D aerial fitted as the channel will then be received at near to the bottom end of the aerials lower operating range of Ch's 48 - 68, efficiency generally always starting to drop off a few channels before each end of an aerials operating range but more so where the lower end is concerned.
By the way, a C/D group aerial is identified by a green blanking plug on the end of the horizontal bar that holds all the elements.
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