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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Oxford (Oxfordshire, England) mast?

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:00 on 23 Jan to 19:20 on 23 Jan. FM: Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 10 BBC




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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C53+ (730.2MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
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, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C60- (785.8MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
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
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 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 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59- (777.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +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 18 others

LOX
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 8 Thats Oxford, 125 Pop, plus 1 others

com7
 H -7.9dB
C31 (554.0MHz)295mDTG-616,400W
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
 H -12.4dB
C37 (602.0MHz)295mDTG-65,800W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5:



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-12 QSPK 8K 3/48.0Mb/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
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

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
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.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 500kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsOxford FreeviewOxford DABOxford AM/FMOxford TV regionBBC South (Oxford)Meridian/Centr
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter area Feb 1956-Jul 1968As
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Comments
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
J
jb38
8:56 PM

Alex Wilde: As you are using a Humax 9300 then the best policy to to carry out an auto tune but exit it before it picks up any channels, as that action will wipe everything stored in the tuner.

The next stage is to carry out a manual tune on Oxfords SD channels as listed below, remembering to press "save" after scanning each Mux, the station being @ 18 miles /174 degrees.

BBC/ C53 - ITV / C60 - SDN / C50 - ArqA/ C59 - ArqB C55

However, the reception predictor does indicate that Sutton Coldfield (46 miles / 326 degrees) can provide a better signal, this stations SD channels being as follows.

BBC / C43 - ITV/C46 - SDN/C42 - ArqA / C45 - ArqB/C39


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MikeP
9:11 PM

Alex Wilde

Note that the localisation of some services, particularly the news bulletins, will be for the West Midlands areas from Sutton Coldfield transmitter and from the Central South services (unless they have migrated that to a more southerly provider). The choice is yours by selecting the channels you tuine to as suggested by jb38.

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MikeP's 608 posts Gold Gold GB
Monday, 19 January 2015
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Stephen
4:34 PM Brackley

Hi

I have two Freeview HD tuners, one is a stb connected to the TV and the other is a USB stick attached to a computer. I recently retuned the stb and was surprised that it did not find BBC4 HD on channel 31, I've tried a manual tune for the channel and it reports finding BBC1 HD, etc. which are on channel 57. just to be sure I tried channel 57 and got the same results.

My PC tuner is still picking up BBC4 HD without problems, signal is reported as strong, both devices are running off the same aerial, I'm obviously loathe to do a re-tune in case I lose it.

Any ideas?

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Dave Lindsay
4:50 PM

Stephen: Some HD receivers have issues which inhibit them from receiving two DVB-T2 (HD) multiplexes at once. Knowledge of the make and model number will allow others on here to comment on whether it is affected.

However, try the automatic tuning scan and unplug it before it gets to C57, this being to test whether it will pick up and allow you to watch COM7 on C31. If it will then it would appear that your box will only show one DVB-T2 mux.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,382 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Friday, 23 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:32 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:00 today. FM: Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
7:32 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:00 today to 19:20 today. FM: Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 2 [BBC]

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Saturday, 24 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:00 yesterday to 19:20 yesterday. FM: Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 10 [BBC]

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Stephen
8:46 PM

Dave Lindsay:

It's an Antiference HDSB (based on a Vestel T8300), a quick Google search turned up a document that indicates that the software version I am using only supports one HD MUX. The good news is that there is an update that should support multiple ones. I just have to get the courage to update the box. Will let you know how I get on just in case anybody else has this box or equivalent.

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Sunday, 25 January 2015
Transmitter engineering
4:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 14:00 on 23 Jan to 19:20 on 23 Jan. FM: Radio 2 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 3 FM Reduced Quality from 10:38 on 21 Jan to 16:29 on 21 Jan, Radio 4 FM Reduced Quality from 10 [BBC]

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