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 South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 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),
E4, 3 ITV (Meridian (West micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing 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,
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 74 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
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 0 Freeview HD 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: .
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?
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?
|years||1984-97||1997-98||1998-2012||2012-13||3/10/12-||2013-17||21st Mar 2018|
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orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 29th February and 14th March 2012.
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
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,
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9:47 PM Horsham
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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6:53 PM Horsham
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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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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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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