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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?

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Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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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),

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
Channel icons
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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 Great! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others

DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/4 27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
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?

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
C54tv_off SDNSDN
C56tv_off D3+4D3+4

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?

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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018
Pete Forman
12:13 PM

Charles: I saw BBC B (HD channels & Film4+1) drop out last night. There is no engineering bulletin here so I presume it is down to atmospherics.

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Andrew Murphy
9:14 PM

Pete Forman: I agree with you Pete, I have an aerial in the loft on Midhurst, even though I am in the Catisfield area of Fareham and have much reduced field strengths than if I was in the principal service area, and have been expeiencing the lack of signal too.

It got so bad yesterday, I was forced to 'de-camp' back on to Rowridge. Even though the signals are 10x Stronger at Rowridge, than Midhurst, if using Vertical Polarisation, there were a few times that Rowridge was breaking up, but only for a few seconds at a time, so your right to put it down to atmospherics1 :)

I think the correct term is 'Tropospheric Ducting' if my memory serves me right; and the best course of action is to let the 'Lift Conditions' pass, as they say: 'Less is More'! :)

Hope this helps,

Andrew! :)

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9:47 PM

I am not having issues with BBCB mux as I am preferring to use HD channels for BBC over SD. Lots of picture breakup on BBCA this evening. It could be that engineering work might happen in the next week or so if there is an issue with the transmitter that is.

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Friday, 29 June 2018
Pete Forman
1:37 PM

Charles: I think that you are confused over the multiplex names. BBCB / PSB3 carries the only HD channels while BBCA / PSB1 carries SD and radio. (Other transmitters have more HD channels.) See the information further up this web page.

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6:53 PM

Pete: Confused? Not sure what you mean as I know BBCA carries SD and radio and it is this mux that is poor for me at the moment. Because BBCB mux is fine I am preferring to watch BBC HD channels at the moment to watch BBC channels where possible. I am aware Midhurst doesn't carry COM7 and COM8 which has the additional HD channels such as BBC Four HD etc. Some of the channel numbers and the associated frequencies above are out of date though.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Richard L
9:00 AM

BBCB Mux of the Midhurst Transmitter is still being transmitted on 770Mhz (C 58)
Does this mean that it has not yet been migrated to 578Mhz (C 34)?

I cannot scan anything from 578Mhz (C 34) using Tvheadend with these settings -DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4.

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Pete Forman
1:24 PM

Richard L: The frequencies shown on this web page are wrong despite many comments pointing this out, since long before the change. BBC B remained on C58 on the 21st March update.

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Wednesday, 4 July 2018
Richard L
9:01 AM

Pete Forman:
Thanks for confirming.

Does anyone actually have 'ownership' of the site and keep it accurate?

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10:09 AM

Richard L: This website is owned by Briantist. As far as I'm aware, no one else has access to make any updates or do anything about the spam in the comments.

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Friday, 13 July 2018
Stephen Benson
12:28 PM

The frequencies listed for Midhurst are conflicting and appear to be incorrect as at 13 July 2018. Publication of the Midhurst frequencies is essential in some areas, particularly Horsham, West Sussex, where the Rowridge transmitter lies within the same capture angle, has a much higher power than Midhurst (but generally poorer quality) and often overrides the Automatic set up on TV's. In addition, the reception problems are exacerbated by Heathfield lying directly behind the antenna. Manual set up therefore becomes essential using the published frequency tables.

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