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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, 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
Monday, 6 August 2012
P
Phil
5:04 PM
Liss

Mike Hampton:
PS Should have mentioned I have an aerial on the highest point of the roof with a masthead amplifier also a distribution amp in the house taking the signal to various rooms.

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Phil's 12 posts GB
Saturday, 11 August 2012
J
jamie
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

2:24 PM
Waterlooville

General advice for you all.

The location of the aerial is key to good reception.

Not specifically being at the highest point.

You could actually have the aerial lower on the building, but 2 foot to the right.

This could make all the difference.

You should test the reception at different parts of the building before deciding to mount it onto your home.

If you cannot acheive the minimum signal levels required, then dont bother to fit it as you will always have issues.

Once you have acheived the signal needed, you must only fit an amplifier to the system if the amount of connections you are adding to the system subsequently makes your signal drop below the minimum requirement.

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jamie's 207 posts GB
Monday, 20 August 2012
Stuart
6:02 PM

Some program's not recording lately & I'm wondering whether the Humax PVR-9200T is past it or are they messing with the program indents they're beaming out. Any ideas? I'd hate to have to buy a new box just now.

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Stuart's 6 posts GB
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Mark Fletcher
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:24 PM
Barnsley

Stuart.Probably the latter of what you stated,messing with the program indents they're beaming out.Highly unlikely that a reputable brand like Humax should suffer occasional faults.No need for now at least to purchase a new replacement unless it is faulty (yer box that is) and Humax boxes rarely have faults.Technika on the other hand is the complete opposite and if i were you if you did replace the Humax (if faulty) dont purchase Technika boxes,avoid them at all costs as the majority of them are dodgy.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
J
Jamie
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

4:59 PM
Portsmouth

STUART.

If you can view programs correctly on your box and only have issues when recording, then your box is probably to blame.

Anything electrical can develop a fault at anytime in its life, it doesnt matter how good a brand it is.

Saying that, HUMAX is the best you can get.

Recorder units tend to have issues the older they get, with you constantly recording and deleting recordings, the drive tends to develop issues, a little bit like a computer does with age.

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Jamie's 207 posts GB
Monday, 24 September 2012
Stuart
6:08 PM

Mark & Jamie - cheers chaps! I've re-tuned & not had the problem since so who knows what it was? I will format the drive soon to perhaps clean that up a little. Incidentally, I can't do automatic re-tunes now as I get two lots of a certain Mux - the BBC Mux. Must be from another close by area lol. I use Humax as I once worked for Philips & Humax use their tuners. They are by far the most sensitive & best in the business in my opinion.

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Stuart's 6 posts GB
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
C
Charlie
9:55 AM

I have poor signal on my tv noticed it last night. Wonder if anyone knows whats going on. Or when signal be back to normal

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:28 AM

There was a retune event last night. PSB2 moved from C61 to C56 and COM4 moved from C62 to C54.

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John Morris
10:52 AM
Burgess Hill

Since the engineering work on Midhurst today 3rd October 2012, which was meant to end at 06.00 we have lost all ITV channels!

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:55 AM

John Morris: As per my posting above yours, PSB2 (which carries ITV1, Channel 4 etc) from Midhurst changed channel and therefore a retune is required. COM4 (ITV3, QVC etc) changed as well.

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