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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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 (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
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Neil Soane
9:35 PM
Burgess Hill

Hi,

I seem to be short of certain freeview channels for my region here in Burgess Hill (coming off the Midhurst trans).

According to the list above I get (and have always got) everything other than MUX D, these channels have never appeared on my Sony TV (TV is a year old and on the latest firmware).

Do I assume that as of 14th March than all the MUX's will be up to full working power and this other batch of channels will appear then?

Thanks in advance.

Neil

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Neil Soane
9:40 PM
Burgess Hill

In addition I've just noticed a chunk of channels of MUX C that I don't receive either, is this is a similar problem to the MUX D channels?

The aerial installation was only about two years ago and was specifically put in for the digital upgrade.

Cheers again

Neil

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Phil
9:40 PM
Liss

Hi Brian
I have a Digivision Freeview box that periodically turns on the teletext on BBC channels; I get a 'please wait' message followed by the red button or index page without any input from me. It also occasionally changes channels without input eg it might keep defaulting to BBC1.

Any thoughts on cause?? I am on Midhurst transmitter - it was happening before and now after the recent part switchover on 29/02
Thanks Phil

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Dave Lindsay
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11:50 PM

Neil Soane: Mux D from Midhurst has the lowest transmission power of the lot at 1kW. Others are at 2kW and Mux D is 2.5kW. It's not quite as simple as that because there are different modes and some are more rugged than others.

I would try manually tuning if you can. If not, then (as sure as we can ever be) the increase in power next week should solve your problems.

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Thursday, 8 March 2012
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John Davis
3:02 PM

Neil Saone: Heathfield analogue ITV1 is on the same frequency as Midhurst MuxC right now, so where you are, you're not likely to get MuxC. I think you'll be alright from 14th March after the 2nd part of Midhurst DSO.

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Transmitter engineering
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7:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 16:22 today to 16:26 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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7:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 16:22 today to 16:26 today [BBC]

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Barry
9:52 PM
Steyning

Before 29 February I had a clear picture on BBC channels, but others such as ITV were pixelated most of the time. Since 29 Feb it is now the other way round. Thinking the problem may be to much boost I removed the 8 way booster and plugged the aerial directly into the TV. No signal. I put a new 4 way booster in place of the 8 way and still no signal. Put the 8 way booster back on and Im back to the starting point. This problem is a 37 inch TV. But on a 23 inch TV no problems at all, reception on all the channels is good. Any ideas.
Postcode BN44 3YW

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Friday, 9 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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1:31 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 16:22 yesterday to 16:26 yesterday [BBC]

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1:31 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 16:22 yesterday to 16:26 yesterday [BBC]

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