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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.

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 23 BBC Three, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, plus 17 others

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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3 ITV 1 (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, 26 ITV4, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
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20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
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11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

The Midhurst (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: .

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? 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
C54tv_off SDNSDN
C56tv_off D3+4D3+4

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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.

Thursday, 10 October 2019
Richard watts
9:22 PM

Hi I dont have a free view problem but a DAB problem. I live in petworth GU289NS and drive to chichester every day listening to BBC R2 on DAB normally it only cuts out in petworth town in 2 specific places other wise really good. But the last few days it has cut out more than on as if something has been moved or switched off. Dont really think its the car as has been ok.

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Richard watts's 1 post DE flag
Friday, 11 October 2019

3:50 AM

Richard watts:

Can't find any reports of current transmitter faults, is the problem continuing?
There is a Midhurst DAB page btw - Midhurst (West Sussex, England) DAB transmitter | free and easy

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Chris.SE's 4,239 posts GB flag
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:47 yesterday to 12:44 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 12 October 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:47 on 10 Oct to 12:44 on 10 Oct. [BBC]

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Monday, 14 October 2019
Transmitter engineering

8:08 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal; DSO related from 11:47 on 10 Oct to 12:44 on 10 Oct. DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 19:35 today to 19:38 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Transmitter engineering

5:08 AM

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

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Wednesday, 16 October 2019
1:07 PM

When should we expect today's planned Freeview changes on the Midhurst mast to complete?

Currently, an automatic re-tune only gives me 22 TV channels and 16 radio channels. It only picks up CH 35 (with extremely poor signal - strength 37-38%, quality 10-30%) and CH 48 (with usually good quality (strength 72-74%, quality 100%).

Trying a manual re-tune against CH 36 gives me nothing, so I've lost my 6 HD channels 101-105+204. Am I too impatient? Do I need a new aerial?

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Finn's 2 posts GB flag

3:36 PM


I would expect the changes to be complete by now. Yes you probably do need a new aerial.

A group K rather than a wideband (better sensitivity as there are no temporary COMs 7&8 from Midhurst). If you give us your full postcode or if you put your postcode into About us | Freeview you can see your predicted reception at your location. If any of the multiplexes are not "good" you should definitely go for the Group K.

If you are having issues with the main BBC channels since the retune (and the SDN channels - see About us | Freeview and have retuned it is possible that your aerial is an old C/D group that is not able to receive the new channels sufficiently well, and it may need replacing. You can get free help if you do not have Satellite or Cable by contacting Freeview on 0808-100-0288 see Important changes to Freeview TV signals Important changes to Freeview | Freeview and also see the FAQs on that page in case they may help. I'd be inclined to egg it a bit and say you are getting occasional pixelation on all the channels you can get.

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Garry smith
6:47 PM

Hi, i have had to re-tune my freeview from midhurst transmitter, please could someone tell me why i have now lost channel 48 true entertainment, i have also lost channel 8 and 61 too, i do like true entertainment, i have re-tuned several times but have still lost them.
Thank you

G smith

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Garry smith's 3 posts GB flag

7:12 PM

Garry smith:

If you had True Entertainment (LCN48) and LCN8 (a local station) right up until this current retune, then you must have been picking up a Local Multiplex from another transmitter as no local multiplexes are broadcast from Midhurst - a manual tune might be needed to get it BUT you'll need to know which one it was. Sony moved a number of it's channels some time ago to Local multiplexes.

LCN61 is Sony Channel+1 - see Channel listings | Freeview and is now only on the G-MAN local mux so I doubt you've been getting that for some time.

If you provide a full postcode we might be able to advise on tuning.

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