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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 - MainPossible service interruptions Digital tick




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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 12 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 ITV2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C57 (762.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITVBe, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5*, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITVBe+1, 122 CITV, 242 Vintage TV, plus 25 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59- (777.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
 BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 24 ITV4, 25 Dave ja vu, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 74 VIVA, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT HD, 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
63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 4 others

com8
 H -12.4dB
C37 (602.0MHz)295mDTG-65,800W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014/5: plus 2 others



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 Freeview, Oxford DAB, Oxford AM/FM, Oxford TV region, BBC South (Oxford), Meridian/
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Oxford transmitter areaFeb 1956-Jul 1968As
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions? Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox, Opera, Chrom

Comments
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
M
MikeP
10:46 PM Trowbridge

Rob
I wrote the original installation and service manuals for both the dishes and set top boxes needed for Astra reception in 1988 and 1989 and subsequently those for BSB Squarials and receivers. As a senior technical trainer and manager, I too know what I'm talking about, especially as part of my thesis was on satellite receiving and transmission systems. (But I chose not to use my full title on these pages.)

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Thursday, 14 May 2015
L
LOX
9:01 PM Oxford

COM8 now live from Oxford on C37 I assume showing only

111 QVC + 1 HD
112 QVC Beauty HD

for now

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jb38
11:29 PM

LOX: Yes, for the time being anyway, this being in common with all other stations COM8 multiplexes of the "On air" variety.

It is though advisable to carry out a rescan now and again in order to update the programme guide, purely to check if any additions associated with COM8 have been made to it.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015
S
Stephen
4:49 PM Brackley

Hi

I've lost MUX 2 (ITV, C4, C5, etc.) on my TV and Freeview box, but not from the tuners on a PC that I use for recording. They all use the same aerial and an amplifier that is supposed to handle 4G transmissions.

I mention the 4G because an answer to a previous post suggests that this might be a problem with channel 60, I'm unclear how 4G might affect reception, is it possible that I could have problems with one device and not another.

The post code is NN13 6JG

Many thanks

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Thursday, 11 June 2015
J
jb38
12:35 AM

Stephen: Regarding the latter query in your posting, yes! its entirely possible for one device to play up whilst another connected into the same aerial system doesn't, the reason for being purely down to the design of the tuner, as wide variations can be found across a range of tuners as far as their sensitivity and stability levels are concerned.

On the subject of 4G, transmissions from this source can affect freeview reception by swamping / desensitising the tuner, the effect of making it insensitive to picking up freeview transmissions, however judging by what you have said, I more inclined to think that the tuner used by the PC has the edge on the ones fitted into your TV and freeview box.

If you wish to find out if any 4G transmitter equipment is operating (or being tested) in your area, a company set up for this purpose called AT800 are the people to ask, details available via the link.

Contact us | Advice or general enquiries | at800

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Saturday, 27 June 2015
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AlgernonBlack
6:20 PM

Just noticed that we now have some programmes on the "That's Oxford" channel.
Hardly worth waiting for, very amateur and seemingly only covers music talk.
The right hand side of the screen shows mainly out of date information.
I doubt it will last long!

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Monday, 20 July 2015
Monday, 27 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
12:09 PM

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