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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
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:23 AM

Matthew Crowther:

A full post code is essential in these cases so that contributors can examine the reception conditions at your precise location, simply stating 'Aylesbury' is not specific enough to look in detail at what might be the problem.




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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Thursday, 29 June 2017
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K Burder
9:50 AM
Brackley

My signal from the Oxford transmitter has been weak from time to time. This week the signal has disappeared completely - signal strength went from 35% to 0%.
I followed the instructions for retuning and I now have 0 channels.
Can you please give further advice?
My post code is NN13 6PU

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:48 AM

K Burder:

Your signal strength was too low before the problem appeared. Retuning has made matters worse as the TV was tuned before but now isn't. Retuning when you have weak signals is a bad idea.

As you are only about 28km from the Oxford transmitter you should be getting a much better signal than you report, so you almost certainly have a problem with your aerial system. The usual course of action is to check all the connections between the TV and the aerial, including checking the cables themselves for any damage or signs of water ingress. Having done all those checks, including unplugging and re-inserting all aerial plugs, you would normally check what signal strengths you now get. But as you have retuned and found nothing you will have to retune again and hope it finds some signals. Then you can check the strengths reported. The ideal is between 50% and 85% for SD multiplexes and between 60% and 85% for HD multiplexes. Your original 35% was way too low before.

If you you don't find any problems with the cables and connections, you need to call in a professional aerial installer. Be warned to avoid falling for the scam of a 'digital' aerial as there is no such thing. If the aerial needs replacing, it is wise to go for a log-periodic type that will be suitable for all current TV transmissions and those for the foreseeable future.



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MikeP's 3,055 posts GB
Friday, 7 July 2017
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Chris Billingham
9:29 AM

I am not receiving channel 60 stations on my 2 tvs all of a sudden. I have carried out the freeview reset as above and none of these channels are listed on the new channel list. Is there a problem with the Oxford transmitter , my pos code is OX10

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Nick Haydon
9:38 AM
Princes Risborough

Lost audio and video onPSB2 channels this morning (745ish) from Oxford transmitter. TV guide still shows when a channel selected, but no programmes. Other multiplexes / channels seem to be behaving normally. HP27 9DB

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PaulHazell
10:05 AM

Chris Billingham
Exact same problem at OX2.
It's a crisis! We're missing Jeremy Kyle!

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Chris Billingham
10:09 AM

PaulHazell:

I suppose there are some plus points !

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PaulHazell
10:11 AM

It's Alive!
Back to normal.

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PaulHazell's 4 posts GB
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
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Pikpilot
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:49 PM

Just doing a manual re-tune on my Humax box here in Swindon (has to be manual to avoid confusion with Mendip Tx) and surprised I could not find the That's Oxford programme on LOX CH51.
Checked on my TV which was auto re-tuned and found that LOX is on CH29 (538Mhz)
Then I remembered that this change was done probably over a year ago.
This site needs to be updated.

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Pikpilot's 23 posts GB
Wednesday, 9 August 2017
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Adrian Crafer
11:14 AM

Pikpilot: LOX as far as I am aware actually launched on CH29 it was never on CH51, there are currently five TV services and two data streams/links on this multiplex. Not shown on the detailed multiplex listing listing. The launch date also seems to be unneccessary any more.
I had hoped that a number of errors might have been corrected when the listing was updated with the recent channel shuffle, for example ITV Meridian is no longer part of the Central Licence area hasn't been part since the last Licence Review over a year ago. All versions of ITV should therefore refer to Meridian with the correct sub region. ITV1 being Thames Valley, ITV+1 when I last checked was East, not checked HD.

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