Our aerial & satellite installer Shaun Guard has worked for Oxford Aerials for over 20 years. Shaun lives close by and has lots of experience working in and around the city. We can therefore give you expert advice on reception conditions based on his experience. Shaun can visit you without charge and give you a free quote, phone 01865 400141 to arrange a visit
Oxford has its own TV transmitter just outside the city in the village of Beckley. This transmitter serves the whole county and beyond, so within Oxford itself signals are very strong. Because of this, in Oxford a new digital aerial installation will deliver enough TV signal to feed several TV points without the need for an amplifier. There is usually no need for high gain TV aerials and because of this aerial repairs and installations in Oxford can be cheaper than in other areas. There are some exceptions to the rule and some areas have reception problems where hills block transmissions. The Divinity road and Morrell Avenue area has problems caused by Headington Hill. Jack Straw’s lane and Harburton Mead suffers the same problem, as does an area of Blackbird Leys where the gasometer block signals. Parts of Jericho are lower than the rest of North Oxford and have signals blocked by buildings particularly the Oxford University Press building.
In these trouble areas, our digital aerial installers often direct an aerial to the south to the Hannington (Newbury) transmitter. Although this transmitter is out of range, if there is an open outlook in this direction then the signals can be received with the aid of an amplifier. We are also satellite TV installers, so since the launch of the BBC / ITV Freesat, it is often more economical to do a satellite installation and receive this service instead. This also has the advantage that a dish installation can look a little neater than a large aerial rig.
Oxford Aerials provides a complete Sky satellite installation service and is an approved Sky registered agent. We provide domestic and commercial tv aerial installation services. No job too big or small. Call 01865 400141 for a free quotation.
Outside of Oxford the situation is much the same – most of the area has good strong television signals but there are one or two exceptions where hills and trees block signals. These areas are typically the lowest parts of Wheatley, the bottom of the hill in Horspath, the far side of Boars Hill and Wootton, and much of Farmoor. In Wheatley the Crystal Palace transmitter can be used as an alternative and in the other areas the Hannington (Newbury transmitter can be used.) There is also the option of Freesat.
Call us now at Oxford Aerials on 01865 400141 for free advice over the phone or for a free survey and quotation. Alternatively you can use our enquiry form.