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Full Freeview on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter

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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.

This transmitter has no current reported problems

The BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

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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
C55 (746.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 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
 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 123 CBBC HD, 602 BBC Red Button 2, 603 BBC Red Button 3,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 58 ITV Be +1, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 122 CITV, plus 22 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, plus 18 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Al Jazeera English,  BT Sport 1 (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 38 Quest +1, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 59 BT Showcase (not free), 63 Community Channel, 64 CBS Action, 73 YourTV +1, 84 Dave ja vu, plus 19 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)

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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: .

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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 41km west-southwest
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-133/10/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50ArqBArqBArqB
C54 SDNSDN
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C56+1 D3+4D3+4
C58ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59+BArqAArqAArqA
C60+D
800C61BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4
C62+ASDN
C64-C
C65+2
C68C4C4C4

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: possible 4G in 2019 more
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 29th February and 14th March 2012.

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
Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Thursday, 30 June 2016
Friday, 1 July 2016
Transmitter engineering
5:31 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:32 on 29 Jun to 23:40 on 29 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 July 2016
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Paul Hankinson
9:27 PM Littlehampton

BN16 4HF

Channels just disappear. Sometimes fine, but then go. Particularly noticeable when trying to watch BBC Breakfast. Very rarely get it, but can ofter watch BBC later in the day. It is almost as though BBCA and BBCB have had the power reduced overnight, and then turned back up sometime after 07:00.

Sometimes do not get any channels that can be watched without breakup, other times channels are fine. On a couple of occasions, when a channel has gone, I have checked the reported signal strength and it is down to 30% with quality of 100%, other times quality of 60%.

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Paul Hankinson
9:30 PM Littlehampton

BN16 4HF

further to earlier email. Forgot to mention location of aerial. It is on a post rising from high on the side wall of the house.

Real problems started a couple of years ago and we have had to go to freesat for main tv but wish to retain freeview for non-freesat channels.

Basically, it works sometimes, but not all times.

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Wednesday, 3 August 2016
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Charles
12:07 AM Horsham

With the Midhurst Transmitter and where I receive from why do COM4, COM5 and COM6 mux's operate at a lower wattage output compared to the other mux's? We can receive all channels just fine but when it is raining we can loose channels on the lower output and sometimes the HD mux as well.

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Thursday, 4 August 2016
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Tracey Savage
10:24 AM

No TV for a couple of days now, live in Edenbridge but tv is linked to crystal Palace transmitter.
Internet says no problems but there surely is a big problem. Thought it was just mine, now just found out from a neighbor it's there as well.
Please can someone help.

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StevensOnln1
10:40 AM

Tracey Savage: Crystal Palace broadcasts TV to the whole of London and various areas beyond. If there was a problem with the transmitter it would be national news. Are you and your neighbour using a shared communal aerial system such as are often found in blocks of flats? If that is the case you need to ask whoever is responsible for managing your building to get the aerial system checked.

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Richard Cooper
12:03 PM

Tracey Savage: Hi, Tracey. In Edenbridge you are expected to receive a good signal from the Crystal Palace transmitter. Since there are no currently reported problems on the Crystal Palace transmitter, the tv reception installation in your home must have developed a fault. First of all, you need to check that the recent wind hasn't blown your aerial round so that it is no longer pointing towards Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace is North-North-West of Edenbridge, so that's the direction your aerial should be pointing in. Compare yours to neighbours' and you'll see what I mean. If the aerial needs re-pointing, you may prefer someone else to get up on to the roof or the chimney pot to do it for you - it's up to you. Once your aerial is pointing the right way, you need to check the condition of the aerial cable to make sure no water has seeped into it, for example. You also need to check all aerial lead connections: sometimes a piece of copper wire from an aerial lead can 'fray out' from where it's supposed to be bunched up, causing a short circuit which stops or hinders the signal from reaching your t.v. or set-top box. Check too that all aerial cabling is firmly connected to the aerial plug and/or socket connectors.Then disconnect your aerial lead from your tv or set-top box and carry out a 'first-time installation' Your tv or set-top box will display a message after a couple of minutes, saying, "no channels found". This is correct because the aerial was deliberately disconnected. This has given your tv or set-top box the opportunity to 'forget' its previous set-up and also 'forget' any corrupted data' that had been stored in it. Then re-connect your aerial lead and do another 'first-time' installation. This time, all receivable channels should be listed. Try all of this and you'll have all of your tv channels back again. Richard, Norwich.

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