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.
This transmitter has no current reported problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.
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 1 (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 ITV1 +1 (Central west),
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV 1 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,
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, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 237 TalkTV, 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 CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 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-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?
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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
roger C: At present the local news is not available on BBC HD and in many areas the wrong region is received on ITV1 HD. No doubt eventually the local news will be in HD for all regions on BBC and ITV, but at the present time when the emphasis is on cost cutting there is no hurry to incur the additional expense of making local news in HD, especially as extra capacity on satellite would be necessary if the service was to be available on all platforms. Note that at present only London and Granada are available on Freesat, with Meridian Maidstone additionally being in HD on Sky/FSFS.
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My aerial is on the roof and I used a signal strength meter for the best reception from Oxford. If I use 1 or 2 on the TV remote for BBC1 & 2, or 3, 4 & 5 for ITV channels I receive a poor pictures with only a 47% signal strenght. If I switch to 801, 802, 803, 804, 805 etc the strenght of the signal increases to 85% and the picture quality is very good. I would like to know why this happens and can it be changed as it confuses my father who is in his 90's and is this likely to change when Oxford goes to full power tomorrow (18th April)
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Mike Payne: Where signals from more than one transmitter are found, then receivers put these in the 800s. Different receivers have different methods of deciding which to go with as the "main" transmitter (i.e. those that get the proper logical channel numbers, 1=BBC One etc).
With such a marked difference in signal strength, it would appear that this doesn't go on signal strength! Maybe it is one of those that goes with the first it finds during the scan (and then throws the rest into the 800s). So if your transmitter happens to be on the lowest frequencies, then it is found first and you are OK.
All of Oxford's channels are at the high end...
The thing to do is to see what transmitters your receiver is picking up. It will hopefully tell you the UHF channel that it is tuned to on the signal strength screen. (I say "hopefully" because not all do and if it doesn't it rather leaves you guessing.)
Refer to this page:
Freeview multiplexes | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice
Under "After switchover configuration" you will see six rows. These are the groups of services known as multiplexes or "muxes". What I would do is survey one of the services in each of the muxes. These are usually BBC One, ITV1, BBC One HD (if applicable), ITV3, Pick TV and Yesterday.
The signal strengths you have discovered perhaps suggest that Oxford is in the 800s and another transmitter is the main one. In which case poor reception on the main transmitter may ensue because the aerial is probably facing the wrong way (for the signals being picked up).
The Digital UK Tradeview predictor suggests that Sandy Heath may be a possibility at your location. Click the link beside your posting for the list of transmitters and UHF channel numbers.
The automatic tuning scan runs from channel 21 to 69. So if it doesn't give these channel numbers as it scans, and only give a percentage, you can convert target channel number to percentage.
As Oxford's start at 53, then I calculated that to be 66%. So if you run the automatic tuning scan with the aerial unplugged up to 60% you should get it. If you do not get it in in time and the receiver has manual tuning, you can manually add missing multiplexes. E.g. the lowest channel is that of BBC A, so manually tune to C53 to add it.
The only thing you've got to watch for is if there is a transmitter that is being picked up uses channels within the range of the target. This is why I suggest you survey what you have beforehand. A way round this may be to have the aerial unplugged for longer so as to avoid the other transmitter, and then manually add any missing ones.
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I have a Samsung LE40B550A TV with built-in Freeview.
I lost BBC1, BBC2 and ITV-1 on Saturday night but they were back on Sunday. Now I have lost everything.
I'm in Carterton - OX18 and have a rooftop aeriel.
I have not changed or touched anything on or around the TV.
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I have just looked at the various transmitters available to us at SN3 4ST and the two Mendip ones are just 7 kilometers away, and yet the predicted channel reception is only good on 4 Coms, whereas Oxford is green on all.
Why is this. We use Oxford but given the close proximity of Mendip one would have thought a far superior signal would be received.
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