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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

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

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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 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, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

LOX
 H -10dB
C46 (674.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Thats Oxford,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

regional news image
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
regional news image
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-80s1984-971997-981998-20112011-132013-182013-1723 May 2018
VHFC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C29SDN
C31com7com7
C37com8com8
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C46_local
C47BBCB
C49tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C50tv_off SDNSDN
C51tv_offLOXLOX
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62SDN
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves

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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 500kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 100kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 50kW
Analogue 5(-11dB) 40kW
com8(-14.7dB) 17.1kW
com7(-14.8dB) 16.4kW
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

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. Oxford 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
Thursday, 9 June 2016
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MikeB
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1:40 PM

Adrian Cafer: Nobody claimed that temperture inversions would be a thing of the past, but what you dont have so much of now is the way in which say French Tv channels would intermingle with British ones. I grew up on the South coast, and that was often a problem. With digital, you can pick up other transmitters, or even lose that transmitter entirely, but overall its less bad than it was.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB
Sunday, 26 June 2016
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Terry Coles
12:35 PM

SundayJune 26th 2016
Buckingham Area- Oxford Transmitter

For the last month our freeview channels have dropped in and out like a yo-yo. We have BT TV , Broadband and phone line. The problem affects both the TV in the living room and the TV in the main bedroom where we also have a signal booster. There are building works 400 metres away but there is no notification of any BT engineering works on their site. I thought it might be 4g interference but why has this started so recently.
Any advice, Im in the process of complaining to BT because we aren't receiving our contracted services.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:30 PM

Terry Coles:

To assist with problems of this nature we need to know where you live in relation to the transmitter and to examine the local terrain, etc. To help us do that please supply a full post code (or that of a very nearby public building such as a post office or shop).



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Sunday, 17 July 2016
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Stephen
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

2:11 AM

Does anybody know if the following channels are broadcasting an EPG?Community (including HD)
Motors TV
DAYSTAR
VINTAGE TV
Keep It CountryMany thanks

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Stephen's 34 posts US
Monday, 18 July 2016
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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

12:24 AM

Stephen: Community (SD) is listed as EPG 63 in areas covered by "full service" station, as its broadcast on COM6.

Keep it Country (EPG87) and Vintage TV (EPG86) are only listed in the guide in areas covered by a COM7 HD transmitter.

Motors TV (71) and Daystar TV (73) are no longer broadcast on Freeview.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Wednesday, 20 July 2016
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Stephen
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:45 PM

ThanksMy system eventually picked up the EPGs for Vintage and Country.Thanks for the info on Motors and Daystar

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Stephen
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:52 PM

New question.Every day at around 13:45 I lose reception on PSB2 on my TV and STB, it usually come back in the evening.The outage is variable, sometimes just picture breakup, through green screen to no service.My booster has a 4G booster filter.My PC recording system doesn't seem to have the same problems although this may be due to the tuners being quite new with enhanced reception.Any ideas?Thanks

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:44 PM

Stephen: The breakup is most likely being caused by electrical interference generated by something nearby which is only turned on during the afternoon, probably on a timer. It could be something in your home or a nearby neighbour.

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StevensOnln1's 3,376 posts GB
Thursday, 21 July 2016
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Stephen
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5:56 PM

What sort of distance and does it have to be in between us and the mast?

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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:10 PM

Stephen: It would most likely be somewhere very close by, not necessarily in the direction of the transmitter.

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