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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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?
|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
Alison: Your just 11km from Midhurst, so you should get a good signal, full stop.
OK - you've moved the new aerial around, and no matter what, there is no signal. You say you've tried new leads, but are these the leads from the TV (which ever ones you've tried) to the socket on the wall where the aerial feed comes from?
You've tried a new aerial, but have you new cable from the aerial to the socket? When the vast majority of people say they have 'no signal', the problem is usually within their system. It could be cable fraying or broken, or moisture getting into the system, or perhaps a booster/amp (not that you really need one) failing in some way. In other words, if the transmitter is fine, the TV is fine, its something inbetween. If the cable comes from the the new aerial down to the TV, I'd check along that path.
You are so close to Midhurst that it might be worth using an old indoor aerial - they are usally a bit rubbish, but at least give it a go. I suspect that there is a problem along the way, and that you might need to call a professional. However, ATV Online Shop might give you lots of useful advice, and you might sort it out yourself.
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Alison: Looking at the situation from another angle, can it be assumed that by "not having any signal for three months now" is meaning that you had one before and have not just moved into the property? because if by any chance you have, then even although you are indicated as having a line-of-sight with the Midhurst transmitter @ 6.5 miles away, it cannot be taken for granted that you will receive a signal via a same room type of aerial, that is "if" thats what you are referring to?
Also, referring to the TV's that you borrowed which apparently work OK around the corner from you, what aerials are those connected into at the property you borrowed them from? my only reason for asking being that the properties in your particular location could possibly suggest as being connected into a communal aerial distribution system.
Another point to note being, can it also be assumed that you did "not" attempt to retune the TV's that you borrowed? which of course if they were only switched off before you borrowed you should "not" have done, otherwise you will lose the channels already stored in the tuners memory.
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I hear rumors that the Midhurst transmitter will never carry MUX7, owing to fear of interference with TV signals in France!
Is this true? This means that a lot of people will permanently miss out on BBC Four HD and BBC News HD.
Is there anything that can be done? Eg a petition or donations?
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Finn: It is not likely to be the case that Midhurst will never carry BBC Four HD and BBC News HD.
COM7 (and the forthcoming COM8) have built on a shoestring due to their relative short life expectancy of 5 years. This including utilising equipment already in existence.
The objective was to cover as many as possible for least cost in order to encourage take-up of HD (DVB-T2) receivers. It's really a pre-switchover service.
The 30 transmitters which carry COM7 (and will carry COM8) do not broadcast them at the same power as the other channels, so it in no way means 100% of users of those transmitters can achieve stable reception.
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Thanks for your reply Dave and sorry that I incorrectly called COM7 MUX7 :-).
I'm a bit confused, though. What will replace COM7 and when could that potentially happen on the Midhurst transmitter, giving us BBC Four HD and BBC News HD?
And slightly off topic regarding BBC's recent declaration of a desire to broadcast 4K in 2016: How will they be able to do that seen that they currently can't even broadcast all their channels in HD?
BBC aims to broadcast 4K TV as standard by 2016 | What Hi-Fi?
In general, does DVB-T2 have enough bandwidth to broadcast 4K, eg using H.265/HEVC?
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