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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter.
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.
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 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Solent (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others VisionTV, Racing TV, Arise News, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, WION NEWS, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK WORLD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
Smithsonian Channel, 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 Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 51km west-southwest (256°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
How will the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?
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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?
|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
I have just retuned (Midhurst transmitter), following advice that ITV4 is moving from Ch24 to Ch25.
Have now lost your Channel54 (ITV, Ch4, Ch5, ITV2, ITV3, ITV4, Film4 etc.)
Have repeated the retune several times with no joy. Any thoughts?
My postcode is RH12 3EL.
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Andrew's: mapA's Freeview map terrainA's terrain plot wavesA's frequency data A's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Unfortunately the UHF channel numbers listed at the very top of the page have not been correctly updated by the site owner of this independent help-site. There are over 1100 transmitters in the UK and quite a few changes were made as part of the 700MHz clearance programme.
The recent retune was as a result of all the programme Logical Channel Numbers (LCNs) from 24 to54 inclusive being moved up one location ie. to 25 to 55.
For the Midhurst transmitter the correct UHF channels are those listed in the table slightly lower down the page under the column 16 Oct 2019
For clarity, these are C48, C35, C36, C29, C34, C33 in the order PSB1/BBC A, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBC B HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ARQ A, COM6/ARQ B
The programmes & LCNs on each multiplex can be seen at Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview
There is no COM7 or Local multiplexes at Midhurst.
Depending on how you retuned, some programmes may have been place in the 800s range of LCNs.
The best way to deal with restoring everything correctly would be to retune as follows -
Unplug the aerial and do an automatic retune, which should clear all previous tuning as nothing will be found.
(This method doesn't work on all devices and for those a reset ma be required).
Then plug the aerial back in and ideally do a manual retune for the UHF channels just mentioned. If manual tuning isn't possible just to an automatic retune.
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Hi David, we do not transmit anything, this is an independent helpsite. If you are talking about the LCN channel numbers in your EPG, then see Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview for which channels are on which multiplex.
The two that you mention are on different multiplexes, are you missing others listed on the same multiplexes?
Depending on when you retuned last, channels LCN numbers between 24 & 54 changed in November (much to the anger of a lot of viewers) (see Updates and alerts | Freeview for details).
There is no "Local" multiplex transmitted from Midhurst, and the NI mux is only in Northern Ireland. If any channels on the SDN multiplex are missing then there could be another issue. You shouldn't have any problems receiving the six main multiplexes at your locale if your aerial system is ok.
If you are missing other channels not on the Local or NI muxes, post back with some more detail so we can provide further advice.
PS. Not the best of ideas to post house numbers on a public forum ;)
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Finally my signal from Midhurst has returned I discovered today 12 Jan after disappearing on or around 26 Dec (roughly coincident with storm Bella but I cannot be certain of the precise correlation.
Some intermittent reception for first few days.
I assumed my aerial had lost alignment or other failure in the masthead amp (remains possible) but today everything back, high signal strength & quality incl. HD.
2 TVs fed separately from the same aerial, same symptoms on both.
Roof aerial, GU34 2EB.
I have struggled to find out if there was any relevant outage for at least 14 days?
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Chris's: mapC's Freeview map terrainC's terrain plot wavesC's frequency data C's Freeview Detailed Coverage
Chris: There definitely hasn't been a transmitter outage lasting for 2 weeks, thousands of people would be complaining and it would be all over the local press if there had been. Perhaps something got damaged in the storm which allowed water to get into your aerial system, which has now dried out, causing reception to return?
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I certainly wouldn't rule out what StevensOnln1 says, especially as you suspected it as a possibility, keep an eye on things and see if they get worse when the weather is bad - plenty of rain etc.
However, there is another possibility, are you sure you were tuned to Midhurst during this period? You can pick up several transmitters at your location and predicted reception from Midhurst is not that good except for the BBCA/PASB1 multiplex, although the Freeview predictor and BBC one don't quite agree as the BBC one suggests it's just the D3&4/PSB2 & ArqB/COM6 multiplexes where you might have variable reception!
That said there is an Alton very low power relay transmitter very close to you. Even with the aerial pointing at Midhurst you may well get signals from Alton on a retune if Midhurst signals are down (or even a mix from a variety of transmitters in the wrong (weather) conditions.
Now, Alton is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible service interruptions", what's more it is a relay of Hannington which is also listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible weak signal", so if the relay relies on an off-air signal then it may not receive one if Hannington's signal is that low!
You might also get signals from Crystal Palace, Reigate, Guildford and Rowridge! All less likely as they are in different directions.
Check your aerial is correctly pointing at Midhurst - bearing 127 degrees, slightly E of SE. It's rods should be horizontal. Alton is at a bearing of 155 degrees, almost SSE (but would have rods vertical).
Check in your TV's tuning section which UHF channels it's tuned to for each multiplex.
For Midhurst they are C48, C35, C36, C29, C34, C33 in the order BBCA/PSB1, D3&4/PSB2, BBCB HD/PSB3, SDN/COM4, ArqA/COM5 and ArqB/COM6.
For the Alton relay C41, C44, C47 for PSBs1-3 only.
If you want to check which programmes are on which multiplexes see Channel listings for Industry Professionals | Freeview and note there is no Local or COM7 multiplexes (nor NI & G-MAN) from Midhurst.
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