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The symbol shows the location of the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 94,000 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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) mast?

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. BBC


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Which Freeview channels does the Midhurst 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
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (West 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 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 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
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 19 Freeview HD channels?

the effected channels
the effected channels

The Midhurst (West Sussex, England) mast is not one of the extended Freeview HD (COM7 and COM8) transmitters, it does not provide these high definition (HD) channels: 4seven HD, 5STAR +1, 5USA +1, Aljazeera English HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, CBS Reality +1, Channel 4+1 HD, Forces TV, Freesports, NOW 80s, Now 90s, PBS America, Pick +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT HD, Smithsonian Channel HD.

If you want to watch these HD channels, either use Freesat HD, or move your TV aerial must point to one of the 30 Full Freeview HD transmitters. For more information see the want to know which transmitters will carry extra Freeview HD? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Midhurst transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 51km west-southwest (256°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 41km west-southwest (248°)
to ITV Meridian (South Coast) region - 39 masts.
All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian plus Oxford

How will the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-133 Oct 122013-1716 Oct 2019
C/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E TC/D E TK T
C29SDN
C33ArqB
C34ArqA
C35D3+4
C36BBCB
C48BBCA
C50tv_offArqBArqBArqB
C54tv_off SDNSDN
C55tv_offBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCA
C56tv_off+1 D3+4D3+4
C58tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_off+BArqAArqAArqA
C60tv_off+D
C61BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C62+ASDN
C64-C
C65+2
C68C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 29 Feb 12 and 14 Mar 12.

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

Analogue 1-4 100kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 20kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 10kW
Mux C*(-16dB) 2.5kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-17dB) 2kW
Mux D*(-20dB) 1000W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Feb 2004Meridian
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. Midhurst 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
Saturday, 26 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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9:30 PM

H Wright:

Without a full postcode we'll not be able to offer definitive advice as we can't see what the http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/coveragechecker/main/index/dummy/NA/yes gives for the predicted reception at your location BUT
This does sound very much like a case of TOO MUCH signal, the lower UHF frequencies tend to propagate better and so you'll likely be getting them a bit stronger.

Are the gains on your masthead amp or distribution amp adjustable? If so, turn them down and see what it's like. Failing that, bypass the distribution amp and feed just one outlet and see what results you get. I'm assuming the masthead amp is not readily accessible and if it's not gain adjustable and bypassing the distribution amp solves the issue if it's not adjustable, then I'd suggest inserting an attenuator before the distribution amp.

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Sunday, 27 October 2019
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H Wright
12:44 PM
Burgess Hill

Chris.SE:
Thanks for that post code RH15 0RH
recommended transmitter HEATHFIELD which is a non starter for our address lived here 40 years tried several times every one in our area on either satellite or Midhurst apparently aerial riggers agree
I do have a masthead amp with gain control and it is accessible unfortunately I am currently banned from doing much at present so will get my son to adjust down on his next visit
Thanks
H

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Monday, 28 October 2019
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Chris.SE
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12:09 AM

H Wright:

Looking at your predicted reception I can see why you need the masthead for Midhurst. Out of curiosity does the checker give a worse prediction for Heathfield if you also put in your house number (no need to post it here). IIRC on some previous checks I made in your locale there's a few hills around!

Good luck with the adjustments.

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Thursday, 31 October 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:11 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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2:11 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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H Wright
12:26 PM

Chris.SE:
Hi
3rd visit from aerial riggers they just had similar issue in our street we now are able to receive Freeview from HEATHFIELD first time for a very long time no rhyme or reason all channels so far seem fine thanks for your help
H

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Friday, 8 November 2019
Transmitter engineering
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2:12 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 9 November 2019
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Tony
5:46 PM

Brian

Midhurst D3+4 are now on CH35 not as stated!

Tony

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Chris.SE
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6:05 PM

Tony:

As per many posts around this site, the listing are not up-to-date. There's 1100+ transmitters in the UK and the site owner has not kept up with all the changes. There are LCN on some Multiplex changes as well.
See http://www.digitaluk.co.uk/channels/channel_listings although at time of posting it has not been updated for the Film4+1 and More4+1 changes on Nov.5th.

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Saturday, 16 November 2019
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2:13 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 yesterday to 19:38 yesterday. [BBC]

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