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The symbol shows the location of the Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 1,700 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 Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Steyning 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.

 V max
C46 (674.0MHz)25mDTG-356W
Channel icons
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

 V max
C40 (626.0MHz)25mDTG-356W
Channel icons
 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,

 V max
C43 (650.0MHz)25mDTG-656W
Channel icons
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,

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 0 Freeview channels?

The Steyning (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 Steyning transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 77km west (271°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 66km west (268°)
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 Steyning (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-133/10/12-2013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupEEEEB E KB E KB E K
C40 D3+4D3+4D3+4

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?

Analogue 1-4 140W
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-4dB) 56W

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. Steyning 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.

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
7:01 PM Steyning

hi - great improvement in freeview signal but I suspect my aerial is getting signal from the steyning transmitter - the digital web site suggests might get good signal (and more importantly) many more channells by using the crystal palace transmitter - how do I find out if a good signal can be obtained here from crystal palace and is it a diy job to repoint the aerial at the other site ?

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paul's 1 post GB
Friday, 18 May 2012
3:04 PM

paul: Other than looking at Postcode Checker - Trade View you should have no problems getting a great service now from Crystal Palace.

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Briantist's 38,786 posts Owner Owner GB
Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Dave Lindsay
10:35 AM

According to DUK Postcode Checker, Steyning changed channels last night. Before it was Group C/D and now it uses B channels.

Channels were 59, 50, 62 and are now 46, 40, 43.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Saturday, 26 April 2014
Christine Clarke
9:04 PM

I live in Billingshurst. Can I tune into crystal palace. My tv user manual says I need to know the broadcasting frequency and bandwidth. Help. I can't find this info anywhere.HELP

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Christine Clarke's 4 posts GB
9:33 PM

Christine Clarke: If you are indeed using a DA100C model, then according to the manual for same all you require to do is follow the procedure described in paragraph 5 under the "DA100C quick start guide" at the start of the manual, an excerpt from shown below.


If you have done the first time installation before, and would like to
search for Digital Freeview channels again, or if you have moved to a
different region and need to scan channels again,

Press MODE to switch to Digital TV & Media Player mode.

Press MENU, select "Digital TV" by pressing ENTER.

Select "Installation", then select "Auto Search" then press ENTER.

Once the search has finished, press CH+, CH- or EPG to select channels.

Press TV/R to switch between Freeview TV and Radio channels.

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jb38's 7,179 posts Platinum Platinum GB
Monday, 4 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
10:09 AM

STEYNING transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,038 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Transmitter engineering
12:09 AM

STEYNING transmitter - Possible service interruptions [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering's 112,038 posts Owner Owner xx
Tuesday, 19 July 2016
David Lemon
4:42 PM

Steyning transmitter not functioning 16.30 19 July! No reception TV or Radio!

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David Lemon's 1 post GB
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