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Another set of local TV aerials added - September 2020

Oxford has had another set of aerials added for local TV. These were required for 700 MHz band clearance (B700), with a change to two new UHF channels with separate coverage patterns. The local TV changes were implemented on the 23-May-2018.

Top, the new local TV transmit aerial array. Bottom, the original local TV transmit array. Ofcom documentation quoted an aerial height of 59m for the original aerial. I estimate the new aerial system is at about 66m. The crossed pairs on the left transmit on ch 22, while the aerials on the right transmit a beam to the east on ch 46.

Ofcom Oxford local TV radiation pattern. Fig A10 is for ch 22. Fig A11 is ch 46.

No obvious changes to any of the other transmit aerials, but here they are again.

Main UHF transmit (S1).

Interleaved FM and DAB radio.

Top: UHF reserve transmit aerial
Middle: The former "SIX TV" aerial. Closed April 2009.
Lower: Twin band II log periodics pointing towards Sutton Coldfield. Used to receive the BBC national FM radio programme feed.

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