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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?

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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
C41+ (634.2MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South (Oxford), 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
 H max
C44- (657.8MHz)295mDTG-3100,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Central west),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-6100,000W
Channel icons
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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)295mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 18 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movies, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 90s, 88 Together, 233 Sky News, plus 7 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 others

LOX
 H -10dB
C51 (714.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 Thats Oxford,

com7
 H -7.9dB
C55 (746.0MHz)295mDTG-616,400W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 72 Quest Red +1, 74 Shopping Quarter , 86 More4 +1, 92 Pick +1, 94 Paramount Network +1, 107 BBC News HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -7.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)295mDTG-617,100W
Channel icons
55 5STAR +1, 64 FreeSports HD, 69 CBS Justice +1, 83 NOW 80s, 89 Together TV +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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
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
VHFC/D EC/D EWC/D EC/D E TW TW T
C2BBCtvwaves
C29DSDN
C31com7com7
C341
C37com8com8
C41BBCA
C44D3+4
C46_local
C47BBCB
C48C
C49tv_offC5wavesC5waves
C50tv_off SDNSDN
C51tv_off-ALOXLOX
C52tv_off-B
C53tv_offC4wavesC4wavesC4waves+BBCA+BBCA+BBCA
C55tv_offArqBArqBArqBcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off
C57tv_offBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_off-ArqA-ArqA-ArqA
C60tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwaves-D3+4-D3+4-D3+4
C62SDN
C63BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2waves
C682

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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.

Comments
Saturday, 19 October 2013
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Pete A
10:34 PM
Banbury

Since last Friday I have lost all the channels except those in the first multiplex, all the BBC channels. I have cleared my channels and re-tuned my TV many times but I am still not able to retrieve the programs I once had. My region is OX16. Does anyone know of any problems?

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Sunday, 20 October 2013
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Algernon Black
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11:50 AM
Cheltenham

Thank you for the offer of further help. My postcode is GL54 4EB, my house is 752 feet above sea level and the aerial is 30 feet higher, on the roof. I have been through the routine of line of sight and there is nothing in the way, I have direct line of sight to the Oxford transmitter. I have now decided to give up and this week I am having a dish installed on which I shall watch FREESAT. Further email exchanges with ARQUIVER have resulted in "There is nothing wrong with our transmitter" which only proves what a shambles FREEVIEW has become.

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Michael
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3:00 PM

Algernon Black: 99 times out of 100 there is no problem with the transmitter, and since I don't see any widespread complaints about the Oxford transmitter on here, what evidence do you have for there being a problem at Arquiva's transmitter?

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Algernon Black
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

5:35 PM

Well Michael, mine and others reception is awful. More than half of the programmes transmitted are at half power and they are the ones that fail first but recently we have had BBC 1 failing as well. Yes it is weather related but why can't Arquiver up the power to overcome the continued failures? You say no one else has a problem, well read ALL of the preceding posts, they ALL refer to Oxford. FREEVIEW doesn't work, it is awful and I note that OFCOM want to move it all to new frequencies thus requiring everyone to get a new aerial with even more retuning. Michael, it is a shambles.

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Mazbar
sentiment_satisfiedGold

5:44 PM

Algernon Black: when you had your aerial checked what did the engineer say about the condition of your aerial and signal ?

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Algernon Black
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:44 PM

Gentlemen, as I sit here drinking a glass of white wine I wonder if the current problem with OXFORD is that the transmitter is operating in accordance with its specification. In which case the spec is wrong. The messages on this list confirm the problems and I now doubt they will ever be resolved.
DTV is a failure. As for my aerials they are only 3 years old and every other house in my village has had the same problems this last month.
As I said previously I am moving over to FREESAT so Oxford will be just a bad dream.
Have you all commented on the OFCOM strategy document? See my comment dated 8 October.

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Mazbar
sentiment_satisfiedGold

7:06 PM

Algernon Black: if it is only 3 years old get the aerial rigger back who fitted it and ask him to check it out

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:45 PM
Petersfield

Algernon Black:

move to Portsmouth

The freeview reception is fantastic here

:)

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

9:47 PM
Petersfield

PS

If you had read Ofcom report, the moving of DTT will result in only 9% of people needing an aerial upgrade and those will probably only be DIY installs

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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
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AlgernonBlack
2:45 PM

When my man came this morning to install the dish he checked my FREEVIEW aerials with his meter. You knowledgeable chaps will know what this means. The meter lit up all the red LEDS and measured 72db
he informed me that was good. So its goodbye from me as I now have hundreds of channels from FREESAT and I now can disregard OXFORD totally.
Thank you to all who helped me in the past.

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