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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) mast?

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 on 21 Mar to 02:22 on 21 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 on 21 Mar to 02:24 on 21 Mar. BBC

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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.

 H max
C55 (746.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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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 17 others

 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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3 ITV (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
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45 Film4 +1, 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,

 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
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10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
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11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 60 Sony Crime Channel 2, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Reality 1, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 20 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 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?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 51km west-southwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 41km west-southwest
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-133/10/12-2013-1731st Mar 2018-
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EK
C56+1 D3+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 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.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018
Geoffrey Petto
8:17 AM

Post 21/3/18 will Midhurst still transmit channels 50, 54, 55, 56, 58 and 59.
Thank you

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Geoffrey Petto's 2 posts GB
10:47 AM

Geoffrey Petto: From today Midhurst uses UHF channels 48/54/58/29/59/33 (info from Digital UK). There will be further frequency changes taking place in late 2019. Some viewers may need a new aerial (see link below for details of the Freeview Advice Line who can arrange a free replacement wideband aerial for viewers who don't have satellite or cable).

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StevensOnln1's 1,401 posts Gold Gold GB
Peter Simpson
2:57 PM


Post this morning's Midhurst changes my old Pioneer DVR-LX61D now only sees 25 channels (was 140+) whereas my Panasonic DMR-BWT720 and TV (connected to the same aerial) see 140+ each.

I've cleared the Pioneer channel memory and the stations just seem to be from PSB1. I'm also not sure that this PSB1 is from Midhurst because we are getting occasional video corruption, which was never the case before.

Any thoughts?

Thanks, Peter

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Peter Simpson's 3 posts GB
Thursday, 22 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:08 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 yesterday to 02:22 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 yesterday to 02:24 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 97,239 posts Owner Owner xx
6:57 PM

Please can you help, after abiding by on screen advice to re-tune my TV, i find i can no longer receive the likes of ch 10 ITV3, ch37 quest, ch61 true entertainment, ch 66 cbs to name a few, these i watched a lot and i followed your advice to unplug aerial etc to clear my programme listings, but alas still after re-tuning unable to pick these up, in fact can only get 100 channels of sorts, when i used to get nearly 150/70 channels, i am using the 4g filter that was sent to me, and as a disabled pensioner i do like to watch these channels, so please can you tell me how i can get these and other channels back.

I thank you for your time

Garry Smith

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7:04 PM

GARRY SMITH: Chances are you probably have a Group C/D aerial which is not suited for the lower frequencies now being used for some multiplexes at Midhurst. If you don't have satellite or cable you should be eligible for a free replacement wideband aerial which can be arranged by contacting the Freeview Advice Line (see link below).

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StevensOnln1's 1,401 posts Gold Gold GB
Friday, 23 March 2018
Transmitter engineering
5:08 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 on 21 Mar to 02:22 on 21 Mar, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:11 on 21 Mar to 02:24 on 21 Mar. [BBC]

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Peter Simpson
3:51 PM


Well some pluses and minuses. I eventually got the DVR-LX61D working with a retune the following morning and that seems to be back to normal now.

Unfortunately my Panasonic DMR-BWT720 now has a Guide recording issue. Guide recording works fine for all multiplexes except PSB3 / BBCB where the HD channels live.

I can receive the programs fine and their entries appear fine in the EPG.However, when it comes to record time the recorder gets stuck with a "Pause" status and never starts recording. The machine isn't locked up it just won't record the programme.

This also applies to Channel 45 Film 4+1 which isn't HD but is on the BBCB multiplex.

I've reset the recorder to factory defaults and also tried just tuning in the channels transmitted on channel 58 so that the Guide information must have come from this channel but the problem persists.

Is anyone else seeing this problem or can anyone suggest a way forward?

Many Thanks, Peter

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Peter Simpson's 3 posts GB
Peter Simpson
5:00 PM

Peter Simpson: I've just found that I can't even do an instant recording on the BBCB multiplex channels. The recording simply never starts and sits in the paused state until the specified end time at which it "stops" recording.

Do I now have to buy another recorder?

Regards, Peter

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