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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
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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
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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
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74 Shopping Quarter , 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
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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 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C37- (601.8MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 23 CCXTV, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 78 Now 70s, 88 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C31 (554.0MHz)319mDTG-850,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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
64 FreeSports, 72 Quest Red +1, 83 NOW 80s, 86 More4 +1, 89 Together TV +1, 92 Pick +1, 93 PBS America +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 209 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -7.7dB
C56 (754.0MHz)295mDTG-617,100W
Channel icons


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;
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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
Friday, 27 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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2:32 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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5:32 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 today to 15:03 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 28 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:32 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 yesterday to 15:03 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 29 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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5:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 on 27 May to 15:03 on 27 May. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Transmitter engineering
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8:32 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 on 27 May to 15:03 on 27 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 07:32 today, Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 07:32 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 07:32 today, Radio 2 FM Sound in Mono from 07:32 today, Radio 3 FM Off [BBC]

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11:31 AM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 on 27 May to 15:03 on 27 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio 2 FM Off Air from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio 2 FM S [BBC]

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2:32 PM

OXFORD transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 12:59 on 27 May to 15:03 on 27 May. FM: Radio 1 FM Off Air from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio 1 FM Sound in Mono from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio 2 FM Sound in Mono from 07:32 today to 08:41 today, Radio [BBC]

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Thursday, 9 June 2016
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Adrian Crafer
9:21 AM

Are there any issues with Oxford today. Last night all muxs from 4 to 8 disappeared. 4 to 6 returned this morning. Currently LOX - C29; Com7 - C31; and Com8 - C37 are all missing on my TVs. As these are all low frequency transmissions this would mean it is not a 4G issue.

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Richard Cooper
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9:41 AM
Norwich

Adrian Crafer: Hi, Adrian. I have just checked and there are no faults or engineering work on Oxford today. Oxford still has high atmospheric pressure, 1023 millibars this morning, and so you may be experiencing the disruptive effects of high atmospheric pressure conditions on your television sets. Lower pressure weather systems have been forecast to be coming in by Saturday, and so your tv viewing will hopefully be back to normal by then. Don't do any full retunes, because your sets will 'forget' the details of the channels you were receiving ok before the high pressure set in! Richard, Norwich, Thursday, 9th. June at 09:40.

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Adrian Crafer
10:06 AM

Richard Cooper: Thanks for the suggestion. I am sure somewhere in the past someone (possibly BBC Engineering) said that one of the virtues of Digital TV was that atmospherics would be a thing of the past!

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