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Freeview Light on the Skirmett (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter

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sa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.605,-0.879 or 51°36'19"N 0°52'46"Wsa_postcodeRG9 6TG

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The symbol shows the location of the Skirmett (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter which serves less than 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 Skirmett (Oxfordshire, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Skirmett 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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)89mDTG-325W
Channel icons
1 BBC One London, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 17 others

PSB2
D3+4
 V max
C41 (634.0MHz)89mDTG-325W
Channel icons
3 ITV (London), 4 Channel 4 London ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 London ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (London),

PSB3
BBCB
 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)89mDTG-625W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV London), 104 Channel 4 HD London ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 123 CBBC HD,



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?


The Skirmett (Oxfordshire, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

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 Skirmett transmitter?

regional news image
BBC London 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London W1A 1AA, 52km east
to BBC London region - 55 masts.
regional news image
ITV London News 4.9m homes 18.4%
from London WC1X 8XZ, 54km east
to ITV London region - 55 masts.

How will the Skirmett (Oxfordshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupB EB EB EB E KB E KB E K
C41ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C44BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C47C4C4C4BBCBBBCBBBCB
700C51BBC1BBC1BBC1

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 4th April and 18th April 2012.

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

Analogue 1-4 126W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 25W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Crystal Palace transmitter area

Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated-Rediffusion†
Sep 1955-Jul 1968Associated TeleVision◊
Jul 1968-Dec 1992Thames†
Jul 1968-Feb 2004London Weekend Television♦
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Carlton†
Feb 2004-Dec 2014ITV plc†
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. Skirmett 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, 30 September 2011
Transmitter engineering
5:04 AM

SKIRMETT transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 yesterday to 16:30 yesterday BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 yesterday to 16:30 yesterday [BBC] Over the next week Skirmett relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Saturday, 1 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
5:36 AM

SKIRMETT transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 29 Sep to 16:30 on 29 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 29 Sep to 16:30 on 29 Sep [BBC] Over the next week Skirmett relay: TV (analogue) Service Shutdowns, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 3 October 2011
Transmitter engineering
10:40 AM

SKIRMETT transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 29 Sep to 16:30 on 29 Sep BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 10:00 on 29 Sep to 16:30 on 29 Sep [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 114,521 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 23 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
10:31 AM

SKIRMETT transmitter - RelayPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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