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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?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

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, 601 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, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
74 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
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 23 CCXTV, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 31 Paramount Network, 40 Sony Movies Action, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 5SELECT, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 97 ITVBe +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, 28 E4 +1, 29 4Music, 34 pick, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 45 Film4 +1, 46 Challenge, 47 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 75 Yesterday +1, 76 Quest +1, 87 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 32 Sony Movies, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 91 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, Together TV +1, More4 +1, NOW 80s, PBS America +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
Monday, 20 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Apr 16:44 until 19 Apr 16:45. Slightly reduced power due to a fault from 13 Apr 08:21 until 13 Apr 15:49. . [BBC]

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Tuesday, 21 April 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:26 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 19 Apr 16:44 until 19 Apr 16:45. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 24 May 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 23 May 13:22 until 23 May 13:24. . [BBC]

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Thursday, 27 August 2020
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:28 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Friday, 4 September 2020
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 27 Aug 17:01 until 27 Aug 17:08. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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10:28 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Reduced quality due to a fault from 13 Aug 23:42 until 13 Aug 23:52. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 20 September 2020
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C Burlison-Rush
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5:39 PM
Horsham

@Chris.SE
It turned out that the original aerial installer didn't use a big enough poll (which was a scaffold pole cut to size) to clear the neighbours roof opposite our house! That and the trees behind the houses made for very poor reception. Now got the aerial on top of a nice 20ft poll and all mux's show 100% across the board! Fortunately the aerial is good quality I was told.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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Chris.SE
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12:33 AM

C Burlison-Rush:

Glad it's been sorted :)

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Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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Mike
10:48 PM

Another bad night of reception
Why can I not receive the Freeview channels on Southwater that I Want to watch
All of the BBC channels which I don't want to watch are crystal clear, but the channels I want to watch have no signal
What is going wrong????

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Mike's 1 post US
Thursday, 24 September 2020
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Chris.SE
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:03 AM

Mike:

It might be more helpful if you were quite specific about WHICH channels that you had no signals for! AND provided a full postcode so that we can check the predicted reception for you location.
That said, Freshwater in general should have no problems receiving signals from Midhurst under normal circumstances.

There had been a lot of quite strong "Tropospheric Ducting" around causing interference, see https://www.radioandtvhelp.co.uk/help-guides/television/effect-of-tropospheric-ducting-on-freeview for a simplistic explanation. It can be quite variable, come and go within seconds, minutes or hours. It has been particularly strong recently which can wipe out your reception.

If you happened to retune when you had no signal or it was badly pixellated, all it may have done is just clear correct tuning and may have tuned to other weaker transmitters maybe Hannington or Haslemere. The advice is NOT to retune in these conditions as you then have to repeat the retune when signals stabilise.

I'd suggest you unplug the aerial and do a full automatic retune which should clear all previous tuning.
Plug the aerial back in and repeat the retune which will hopefully restore all channels.
It would be a good idea if you checked in the TV Tuning section that you are tuned to the correct UHF channels for Midhurst, these are C48, C35, C36, C29, C34, & C33 in the order PSBs1-3, COMs4-6.

For which channels are on which multiplex see https://www.freeview.co.uk/corporate/platform-management/channel-listings

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