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The symbol shows the location of the Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmitter which serves 1,500 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 Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Oakeley Mynd 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.

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C45 (666.0MHz)336mDTG-10W
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1 BBC One (SD) West Midlands, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 19 others

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C49 (698.0MHz)336mDTG-10W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Central (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) Midlands ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 Midlands ads, 18 More4, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C42 (642.0MHz)336mDTG-10W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD West Midlands, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Central West), 104 Channel 4 HD Midlands ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

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Are you trying to watch these 44 Freeview channels?

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The Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Al Jazeera English, Blaze, Blaze +1, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, YAAAS!, Film4 +1, Food Network, GREAT! action, GREAT! movies, GREAT! romance, GREAT! romance mix, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky Mix, Sky News, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's 90s, That's TV 2, Together TV, TRUE CRIME, TRUE CRIME XTRA, W, 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 Oakeley Mynd transmitter?

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BBC Midlands Today 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 1RF, 72km east (90°)
to BBC West Midlands region - 66 masts.
regional news image
ITV Central News 2.9m homes 10.9%
from Birmingham B1 2JT, 72km east (90°)
to ITV Central (West) region - 65 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 80% evening news is shared with Central (East)

How will the Oakeley Mynd (Shropshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20112011-131 Mar 2018-

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 6 Apr 11 and 20 Apr 11.

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

Analogue 1-4 50W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 10W

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

Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision†
Feb 1956-Jul 1968Associated British Corporation◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1981Associated TeleVision
Jan 1982-Feb 2004Central Independent 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. Oakeley Mynd 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, 17 August 2011
Roland Johnson
10:16 AM

we have recently moved into this transmitter area and have not got all the channels we used to receive, can you advise when we are likely to be able to get for example sky on demand?

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Mike Dimmick

10:38 AM

Roland Johnson: If you're talking about Freeview channels, this transmitter is a 'Freeview Light' transmitter. The commercial multiplex operators, which carry the rest of the channels, refused the option to broadcast from more transmitters after switchover, saying it was too expensive/not cost-effective.

There are ever rumours that they will add some additional transmitters to the 81 sites used before switchover, but it's likely to be high-power sites that can reach many more people. Oakley Mynd is low power and covers only 1,500 homes - and I believe that is the maximum number who could use it, not the number who have to.

Digital UK's predictor unfortunately shows no chance of reliable reception of the other multiplexes from any other transmitter.

To the best of my knowledge, Sky on-demand has never transmitted from any Freeview transmitter. If you're using satellite, you should get the dish alignment checked and ensure that any splitters are passing the control signals from the box up to the dish correctly. Which channels are you missing?

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Monday, 23 September 2013
Miranda Stanley
8:55 PM
Bishops Castle

We have had absolutely no reception at all on any channel. Message on TV screen says "You are not tuned". Switched on at about 18.40hrs. Unplugged everything at 19.00hrs and left to "rest". Re plugged in and STILL nothing. Zitch!

Oakley Mynd transmitter. Bishop's Castle, Shopshire

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9:37 PM

Miranda Stanley: As you may possibly have noticed engineering work is presently taking place at the Oakley Mynd transmitter and with this being the most likely reason for your problem.

Another aspect being, that even when this work is completed you may still experience problems due to large swathes of the South West of the country being affected by the atmospheric conditions prevailing at this present time, this being the type of thing that would have resulted in ghosting / double images / wavy lines etc on the picture during the analogue years whereas with digital transmissions it kills reception, needless to say do NOT be tempted to carry out a retune as all you will achieve is to lose the channels already stored in the tuners memory and with this then requiring frequent re-tunes to recover them , whereas if nothing had been touched they would have returned of their own accord.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
11:04 PM

my freeview was ok until 8:30. i live in oswestry but after 8:30 the picture went all crackaly and blue screens/double picture.

i did retune but if u say its wrong thing to do will i ever get my freeview normal again

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Sam's 11 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Miranda Stanley
10:11 PM
Bishops Castle

No transmission at all this morning. Lost ALL pictures and sound on ALL free view channels at 22hrs this evening with broken transmission on and off since I started viewing at 20.00hrs.

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Friday, 27 September 2013
Mrs birch
8:41 PM

Signal quality quite poor tonight.

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Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

1:30 PM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:41 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

2:26 PM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:57 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:41 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

9:29 PM

OAKELEY MYND transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:57 today to 20:01 today, HD Digital TV Reduced Quality from 12:41 today to 20:01 today. [BBC]

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