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Full Freeview on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter

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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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The symbol shows the location of the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves 410,000 homes.

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Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Oxford transmitter broadcast?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C53+ (730.2MHz)295m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South (Oxford), 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C60- (785.8MHz)295m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C57 (762.0MHz)295m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
100,000W
Channel icons
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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)295m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59- (777.8MHz)319m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Pop +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)319m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others

LOX
 horizontal -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)295mQSPK 8K 3/4
8.0Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 8 Thats Oxford, 67 Chart Show TV, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 horizontal -7.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)295m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
16,400W
Channel icons
71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 1 others

com8
 horizontal -12.4dB
C37 (602.0MHz)295m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
5,800W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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
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
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?

years1950s~851984-971997-981998-20112011-1329/5/13-2013-18
aerial groupVHFC/D EC/D EWC/D EC/D EW
C2BBCtv
C29D
600C31com7
C341
C37com8
C48C
700C49C5C5
C50 SDNSDN
C51-ALOX
C52-B
C53C4C4C4+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C55ArqBArqBArqB
C57BBC1BBC1BBC1BBCBBBCBBBCB
C59-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60ITVITVITV-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
800C62SDN
C63BBC2BBC2BBC2
C682

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 14th September and 28th September 2011.

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
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
com8(-19.4dB) 5.8kW

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.



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MikeP
Sunday 19 October 2014 8:14PM

David Whitty

To be able to help with this problem we really need a post code (or that of a nearby shop) so we can examine which transmitter you should be using and any obstructions between you and the transmitter in use.

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mmm
Monday 20 October 2014 9:06AM

Oxford local mux now live on C29 <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAIAAACQkWg2AAABeklEQVQoz2M0cKtnIAUwMZAIaK+BhYGB4fzOBgjn////Dx6/Wbnx5KqtZ////y8pzl9f4G9qoPDr9997D1/NW3lk75HrCBt+/PzNwMCgKCdaketTm+/DwMDQXR1qbqTEyMjI8P+/lpr0r1+/oTZAQF3XuqPn7uYmOEX4WwR6Gh8+dUtbXYaBgWHinN2L1h43M1Q4ee4+uh++ffvVM33nm3dfGBgYrIxV/v3/z8DAkBZjX5vn8+fPP+ye/vv//9t3nxkYGNjZWacv2Pfnz18uTvZAL+M53YmFqS5YNMhICigpiDEwMNx7+HrOisMeMX0dU7c+ffGegYEhMsASxQ+mhopqyuJ+7sasLMwfP33buOt8Vqz94VN3Vm46LSMhEBNszfD/P4qGUB8zCOPth6/FjcslRflToh1SYxy/f//FycnGwMBw9NRtqIaVm05ClP75+/fewzc7Dl759u2XkAD36i2nHK21RIV4v3z9sffItb5ZuxgYGBgHX+IDAF0FmPboEt1OAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="forums.digitalspy.co.uk link icon" link iconOxford - local mux - Freeview - Digital Spy Forums ...

currently broadcasting QVC Extra (#57) and POP (#125)

digitaluk notes a change, presumably the launch, on 14th Oct, but still has incorrect C51

(OX27SW)

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nickwilcock
Tuesday 21 October 2014 8:16AM

At OX283SR (East Witney) my kitchen TV is showing 'poor' signal quality for both the current services (Pop and QVC Extra) on Ch29; however, the actual picture and sound quality seems fine..... Not that either service holds any interest for me, although the forthcoming local Oxfordshire service might.

MuxD/ArqB used to be on Ch29 from 2 Jan - 28 Sep 2011 and I received them without any problems, so I assume that the local service should generally be OK.

My TV isn't compatible with DVB-T2, so I've no idea whether COM7 and COM8 are fully up and running yet, although the TV reports their non-HD services as being 'incompatible'.


Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 21 October 2014 12:19PM

nickwilcock: I'm a little puzzled. There is nothing on C29 from Oxford. The only C29 I can think of is COM4/SDN (ITV3 etc) from Waltham, although I think you're too far away to have any chance of that

Pop and QVC Extra are on the "local" multiplex which is (or "will be", if it's not on air yet) be on C51 from Oxford. You are really on the edge of the "beam" for this channel, which is directed primarily at Oxford itself.

Digital reception is all about the "digits" which make up the picture and sound being present and correct. Some errors are correctable and it's possible therefore that the "poor" is saying there are errors but the good picture means that they have been corrected. The point is that your reception of that channel may be "marginal" meaning that a little change to the detriment of reception may push you over the cliff edge and leave you with no reception.

K
KMJ,Derby
Tuesday 21 October 2014 1:08PM

Dave Lindsay: According to the Television Broadcast Licensing Update 2014, on 8th April 2014 Ofcom's Broadcast Licensing committee considered and approved a request from Comux to change the frequency of the Oxford local multiplex to C29 in order to extend the coverage area.

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nickwilcock
Tuesday 21 October 2014 1:12PM

Yes, I confirm that Pop and QVC Extra are indeed on UHF Ch 29 from Oxford Beckley.

M
mmm
Tuesday 21 October 2014 3:29PM

Reference Links were posted in here

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And also the potential issue with aerials discussed - definitely need a wideband to span from C29 to C60 - and even C68 was used in the area for a while! But localmux clearly hoping aerials will be upgraded to get nearby com7?

Com7 (HD DVB-T2 boxes only) has been up an running for quite a while, no sign of Com8 - it was activated i some regions for test only, but not here. (OX27SW)

Dave Lindsay
Tuesday 21 October 2014 4:56PM

KMJ,Derby: Digital UK Coverage Checker still says it's on C51.

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