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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
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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 GREAT! 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 TV, 212 YAAAS!, 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 GREAT! 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, Quest HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, 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
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:19 PM

John: Interesting.

The maps have been designed to allow you to see both town/city/village names and the roads. Other details has been turned off. I've just visually checked the above map and I can see the places and roads quite well...

You might find the maps on the prediction page more useful as you can change the selected transmitter. https://ukfree.tv/prediction and use your postcode.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts US
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
C
C Simmons
10:45 AM

Has anything changed, with respect to transmission, in the last month or so
We used to get good reception for All channels, including Sky news, and 6 High definition channels

Nor, just in the last few weeks, our reception on all channels is erratic to say the least
And virtually non existent for channel 132 Sky news
And the HD channels have disappeared

I have tried a retune, on all TVs
The Aerial is in good condition, and pointing the same way
And it's on multiple TVs, so it's not an issue with the TV itself

Any ideas?

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C Simmons's 1 post GB
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:23 AM

C Simmons:

To offer any meaningful assistance we need to know exactly where you are in relation to possible transmitters. To do that we need you to give your full post code.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Saturday, 12 November 2016
A
alan
7:07 PM

hi, is there an issue with the Midhurst transmitter. we have not had a signal in Burgess Hill area most of the day.

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alan's 1 post GB
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
J
John
6:42 PM

Why is it when ever there is high pressure and clear weather (like tonight), we on the south coast (Chichester, the Witterings) can't get the signal. Its so annoying!

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John's 1 post GB
Thursday, 1 December 2016
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A P West
8:34 AM
Horsham

We experienced difficulties with picture pixilation and sound interruption on freeview channels from lunchtime till 9pm on the 30th Nov, Was there a problem, or was something or someone affecting broadcasts locally? Postcode RH13 0PU

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A P West's 1 post GB
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StevensOnln1
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:14 AM

A P West: There have been no reported faults or planned maintenance at Midhurst so local interference would seem a more likely explanation.

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StevensOnln1's 3,116 posts GB
mikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

1:12 PM

John:

Because of tropospheric layer inversion effects. It is perfectly normal and has been happening for many, many years with UHF signal transmissions. As it is a natural phenomenon there is nopthing anyone can do about it. DO NOT retune your equipment else you are very likely to lose even nmore channels.

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mikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 29 December 2016
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Darrall Lea
10:26 PM

There seems to be a signal issue all the HD free view channels and 1,3 around Steyning, Upper Beeding and Small Dole , keep cutting out .

Please can someone sort it or at least let the customers know!

Thank you

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Darrall Lea's 1 post GB
Sunday, 1 January 2017
P
Paul
8:25 PM

We used to have HD via Midhurst. used to.

Now we've lost the lot because some bright spark forgot to include Midhurst in the COM7/8 transmitter upgrade before they took the channels away. The advice to use Crystal Palace is useless, because CP is over 40 miles away and we are in a poor reception area for that transmitter.

There's no timescale either as to when Midhurst will be upgraded, I'm left with a HD television that is about as much use as a chocolate fireguard. But then, anybody who lives outside of the London centric area always gets a poor deal when it comes to any digital services.

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