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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.

 H max
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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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

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C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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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),

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C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
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

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

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
C50tv_off SDNSDN

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?

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.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

11:55 AM

Katie Bridge: It will be rectified when you sort it out... Please see the above comments to David Griffiths.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

12:00 PM

mst: The current allocations for digital services are C53+, C55, C57, C59-, C60- and C62 .

C68 is now pooled for 4G mobile broadband use.

I would check your aerial, you should have 100% signal quality on all multiplexes.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB

12:01 PM

Bill: Thank you very much for your kind comments - they make it all worthwhile.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
12:36 PM

Are you saying the 5 week old tv will not pick up HD channels TV model/ 26" LED TV with DVD player, PVR & SRS Audio (Full HD) - Buy your Full HD 26 inch LED TV DVD combo from Kogan

Reading this info on this site i thought this tv would be ok, for HD link below
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Thanks David (NN128HQ)

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David's 2 posts GB
12:53 PM


I am well aware of the correct Channel Nos - and C62 is also in the Digital Dividend sell-off and will have to move down to C48 or similar at some point.

Interference on C68 was probably Hemel Hempstead which is using this channel till Crystal Palace DSO (despite what you have on this site!), because if you are west of Oxford it will be behind Beckley, but should be vertical not horizontal...

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mst's 18 posts EU
1:48 PM

I have retuned and have lost E4+1 ITV2+1 Dave 5* 5USA to name but a few and yet gained ITV Channel4 and 5 E4 and some others. Dont know if anyone else has same probs with oxford transmitter. Any idea how I can fix this?

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liz's 1 post GB

2:27 PM

All my TV's run off same roof top aerial feed that but very different performance. My two TV's that have built in freeview tuners pick up all channels with good signal strength/quality (95-100% strength & quality) on all channels. My freeview boxes that feed old analogue TV's are same strength/quality as TV's with built in tuners with exception of Ch55 & Ch59. Yesterday for instance, 12 on Ch55, for instance has no signal? Sky News, 82 on Ch59, freezes periodically. Sonewhat confused by this discrepancy. Could there be a problem with my freeview boxes/will this improve when power is increased from 12.5kw on ArqA/B? My postcode is Ox14 4ax.
All channels, including Yesterday/Sky News etc were fine on all TV's/boxes before todats switchover....

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MHaffy's 25 posts GB
2:38 PM

Reply to Tricia,Do a first time install reset. Turn power off, disconnect the antenna from the TV,for a short while, reconnect, and let TV do a reset. This should find all channels.

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Ron's 1 post GB
3:14 PM

I'm just wondering if other people have lost digital channels in the oxfordshire switch over, like the viva, challenge, pick tv,4music, yesterday, film 4 etc i have spoken to a few local people OX5 3DG and they have the same problem, about halve the channels appear to have gone...

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Allan's 1 post GB
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