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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.

 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, plus 17 others

 H max
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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Central west),

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C47 (682.0MHz)295mDTG-100,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South (Oxford), 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, 107 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, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

 H -10dB
C46 (674.0MHz)295mDTG-1210,000W
Channel icons
from 22nd December 2014: 7 That's 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 (182°)
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.

Monday, 24 February 2014

10:42 PM

Well, update, next door now have a new super hub 2 and new power supply and my problem has now gone. Virgin media were really good once i got hold of the principal engineer for Oxford. They have also made an appointment with me to upgrade my own Wi fi box to superhub 2 for all the trouble.
thanks to all for all the advice.
hopefully someone else will find the threads useful.


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Rob's 63 posts GB flag

11:43 PM

Rob: I am really pleased to see that your problem has finally been rectified by the elimination of a localised source of interference, this rather backing up the results of the previous tests you carried out suggesting that the problem just had to be caused by something located close to your TV.

I will say though that I still feel that the problem was really down to a combination of a Wi-Fi device with a somewhat higher level of spurious emissions than would be experienced from an alternative brand of device coupled to the offending device being used in relatively close proximity to a TV with a less than ideal level of rejection to sources of interference, this being irrespective of whether its picked up via the TV's aerial input or alternatively direct injection into its PCB circuitry, however the main thing is that your problem has now finally been nailed once and for all.

Many thanks for the numerous updates given on the situation, this possibly being helpful to others that may have the misfortune of experiencing similar problems to yourself at some point in time.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Simon J Bolton
9:54 AM

Can I just echo JB38's comment above, Rob? Well, done for sticking at it, well done for diagnosing the cause of the problem and above all well done for badgering Virgin Media until they actually sorted out the problem caused by their equipment. It's all too easy these days to be fobbed off with 'technical' explanations from companies who use the "the-equipment-is-fine-so-it's-not-our-problem" gambit and leave those with less technological know-how to try and sort out problems themselves - usually at great expense.
I hope, if anyone else is in the same situation, that they read all the posts and suggestions on here and reach a quicker solution to their problems. Me? I would have stripped the wall and shielded it with aluminium foil about a month ago... :)

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Simon J Bolton's 6 posts GB flag

8:20 PM

Very pleased that your efforts have resolved the problems. Glad those of us contributing to this site have been able to give you enough clues to get it sorted out at last.
The experience does show that not all problems are due to either transmitter faults or your own equipment so the process of investigation and elimination can be lengthy. It's often quite difficult to work out what might be happening when we are at some remote point and can't see for ourselves. Your descriptions clearly helped.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Friday, 28 February 2014
Alan Stringer
8:17 PM

Seem to have lost the. PSB2 mud channels in cirencester that are coming from the oxford masta

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Dave Lindsay

8:36 PM

Alan Stringer: I note that PSB2 is on UHF channel 60 which means it's the closest to the 800MHz spectrum allocated to 4G mobile operators. Enquire as to whether such a service has come on air at your locality. at800 is the organisation formed by the mobile operators and may send you a filter if it's suspected to be the cause.

Give them a ring:

Contact at800 / DMSL | General Enquiries | at800

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 3 March 2014

1:44 AM

My Post seems not to have appeared so I'm re-posting

I now have a Freeview HD box and an HD PC tuner, I've tuned both in to the Oxford transmitter and can receive the main HD channels but I cannot get BBC4 HD or anything else on C31 on either.

My signal strength for the SD channels and the HD ones I can receive is good and I have tried a manual tune for this channel.

Any ideas?

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Stephen's 38 posts GB flag
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1:50 AM

Please ignore my previous message, just found out that Oxford is not transmitting this till May,


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Stephen's 38 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Transmitter engineering

4:24 AM

OXFORD transmitter - Over the next week Oxford main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,817 posts xx flag
Thursday, 13 March 2014
7:47 PM

Is anyone getting reception problems this evening, with the foggy conditions? I cannot get BBC1 and BBC2. ITV1, Ch4 and Ch5 are OK at the moment. I am in Swindon (SN3).

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Malc's 4 posts GB flag
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