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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
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 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
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3 ITV (SD) (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 Sony Movies Action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 Sony Movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 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 11 Freeview HD 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports HD, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +1, Together TV +1, Quest Red +1, RT 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1716 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 D3+4D3+4
C58tv_offITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59tv_offArqAArqAArqA
C61BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1wavesD3+4
C62SDN
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, 1 January 2011
J
John Nice
1:38 PM
Bordon

Briantist, thanks for the input. Apart from the F/view receiver/PVR the only other piece of RF kit present is the television. I rescanned while the TV was switched off. The PVR seemed to capture Mux 2 but the channels are unwatchable. Mux 2 is the highest ch number of all the F/views on Midhurst, which incidentally is only 15 kM away and has been ok for 3 years until last month. The aerial is only 4.5 M up (we live in a bungalow) and the analogue channels are fuzzy/ghosting. I'm not even sure this one is a C/D so I have decided to have the aerial man in. I'll post his findings.

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John Nice's 4 posts GB
Monday, 3 January 2011
D
David
10:54 PM

I'm in Southwater and get a good Freeview signal for MUX 1,2,A and B but don't get C or D (No ITV4 or Dave).

I've just bought a new TV that has built in Freeview HD, but it does not pick up any HD channels. Is this because Midhurst doesn't transmit them, or because they're on a Multiplex I can't get, or am I doing something wrong?

I've Googled for ages and not found an answer, but this site has helped a bit, so thanks for any help you can give about Freeview HD.

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David's 1 post GB
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
K
KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

9:00 AM

David: Midhurst does not yet transmit the Freeview HD mux. This is due to start at stage two of the switchover in 2012.The reason for MuxC and MuxD not being available in many parts of the Midhurst coverage area is the presence of analogue signals for ITV1 on C60 (Reigate) and C64 (Heathfield), which block reception of the digital signals.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Saturday, 8 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

12:33 PM

steven: That's the official prediction for the location that was given.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Sunday, 9 January 2011
K
Kiwi
7:21 PM
Pulborough

I am getting really annoyed not being able to get dave! or any Mux c channels! i live in ashington.... 12 miles from Midhurst with NO Hills in the way! I get poor signal! We have a brand new sky receiver (and the Normal arieal on the roof has been replaced recently) Its getting annoying! Ashington is meant to get all Channels...

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Kiwi's 1 post GB
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

8:13 PM

Kiwi:MuxC from Midhurst is transmitted on C64- which is co-channel with analogue ITV1 from Heathfield. This has the result of blocking reception of MuxC. As you say you should get all channels but to do so you would need to receive signals from Heathfield which according to the Digital UK postcode checker offers a full service on Freeview in your area.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
Thursday, 13 January 2011
I
Ian
8:18 AM
Horsham

I live in Horsham West Sussex. My postcode is RH13 6EY. I have just bought two Freeview HD TV's. The one connected to my analogue Southern aerial on my roof gets Freeview channels most of the time although non-BBC based ones are corrupted sometimes in the evening. The one connected to my analogue London aerial on my roof gets no Freeview channels at all. I don't know what transmitters are involved but I would guess Midhurst and Crystal Palace. Will the situation right itself in 2012? Is there any cheap way to get Freeview channels on my London linked TV now or should I just link it to my Southern aerial for the time being? Any comments would be appreciated!

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Ian's 1 post GB
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

8:43 AM

Ian: You are predicted to only get the full Freeview service from Crystal Palace, and then only in 2012.

As you only get the regions your aerial points at, then you have two choices:

1. Wait for 2012, and direct your aerial to Crystal Palace;

2. Switch to Freesat - All about Freesat | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice - you can watch any region you like on Freesat.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts GB
Friday, 14 January 2011
J
John Nice
7:42 PM
Bordon

Well, the aerial man came and found an acceptable signal about six metres from the existing mast, so I engaged him to install a new mast and aerial. While waiting for him to come Mux 2 reappeared, but Mux B vanished. I guess it was nothing more than the signal level being just at the threshold. Anyway, back he came with a new 6-metre pole and within an hour the new aerial was up and running. All muxes are now solid, so we should be OK until March 2012; at which time I'll probably have to turn down the preamp! All's well that ends better.

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John Nice's 4 posts GB
Monday, 17 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:44 AM

John Nice: I'm very pleased to hear that you have all the multiplexes.

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