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The symbol shows the location of the Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmitter which serves 4,900 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 Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Dog Hill 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)300mDTG-317W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) North West, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)300mDTG-317W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Granada), 4 Channel 4 (SD) North ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 North ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Granada),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)300mDTG-617W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Granada), 104 Channel 4 HD North ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 52 Freeview channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels
the effected channels

The Dog Hill (Oldham, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4Music, 4seven, 5SELECT, 5STAR, 5USA, Aljazeera English, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBeebies HD, CBS Drama, CBS Justice, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, Film4 +1, Food Network, Forces TV, FreeSports, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, Horror Channel, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, More4 +1, Now 70s, Paramount Network, PBS America +1, pick, Quest +1, Quest Red, Quest Red +1, Really, RT HD, Sky Arts, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, Together TV, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Dog Hill transmitter?

regional news image
BBC North West Tonight 3.1m homes 11.8%
from Salford M50 2QH, 19km southwest (232°)
to BBC North West region - 92 masts.
regional news image
ITV Granada Reports 3.1m homes 11.6%
from Salford M50 2EQ, 19km southwest (232°)
to ITV Granada region - 80 masts.

How will the Dog Hill (Oldham, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20092009-1331 Mar 2018-
B E TB E TB E TB E TB E K T
C40BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves BBCB
C43ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C46BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C50tv_offBBCB
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - 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 4 Nov 09 and 2 Dec 09.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 85W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 17W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Winter Hill transmitter area

May 1956-Jul 1968Granada Television†
May 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Feb 2004Granada Television
Feb 2004-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. Dog Hill 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.

Comments
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:44 AM

DOG HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Nov 00:36 until 18 Nov 00:38. Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Nov 13:53 until 13 Nov 14:00. Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Nov 11:59 until 13 Nov 12:06. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:48 PM

DOG HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Nov 00:36 until 18 Nov 00:38. Off the air due to essential engineering from 13 Nov 13:53 until 13 Nov 14:00. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:39 PM

DOG HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to essential engineering from 18 Nov 00:36 until 18 Nov 00:38. . [BBC]

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Wednesday, 6 January 2021
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

5:05 AM

DOG HILL transmitter - Freeview: Off the air due to a fault from 5 Jan 23:14 until 5 Jan 23:16. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 19 January 2021
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Michael Donlan
7:39 PM

Hi, for the past few months i have been getting problems with the tv reception the i get from the doghill tv transmitter, i have retuned the tv numerous times and even changed and tried a diferant tv. The aerial is in tue roof and my paostcode is Ol27sf. So i was wondering is there a known problem and are there any solution for this problem. Ok thanks in advance, Michael.

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Wednesday, 20 January 2021
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Chris.SE
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12:02 AM

Michael Donlan:

I can't find any recent reports of transmitter problems either by Freeview or the BBC. There have been some instances when certain weather conditions may have caused disruption of signals, but none very recently.
If you retuned when there was no or very poor signals, it might just have cleared the correct tuning and tuned to another weaker transmitter with poor/no signals. Have you retuned again recently?

When you say "aerial is in the roof" do you mean the loft? If so this will limit your options slightly and reception can be affected by all sorts of things such as water tanks, solar panels, the roof tiles, party walls, metal chimneys & etc.
Has anything changed in your installation? Has the aerial maybe moved in the loft, have you put anything extra in the loft? Any external scaffolding on your house or neighbours?
Do you have a splitter for signals to more than one TV?

I'd suggest you check that your aerial seems intact and pointing in the correct direction and that your downlead looks undamaged (especially if it is old). Also check all your coax plugs, connections, flyleads etc, unplug connectors check for corrosion or other problems and reconnect them. Flyleads are a common problem, try swapping/changing them. See what signal strengths and quality you are getting for the multiplexes (groups of channels) shown in your TV's tuning section.
Problematic connections, water ingress etc. can seem to affect reception of just an individual or several multiplexes.

There's a possibility you might also get good signals from the Winter Hill transmitter (and a larger choice of channels) but this is very dependent on location and might be difficult with an aerial in the loft. What do your neighbours get?
Post back with more detail if you are still having problems.

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