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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)

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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, 14 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 today Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 today [BBC]

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4:30 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 today Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 today [BBC]

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6:27 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 today to 02:10 today Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 today [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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6:27 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 today to 02:10 today Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 today [BBC]

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Phil
7:40 AM
Pulborough

I live at RH20 3EZ - using the Midhurst transmitter.

There's excellent signal strength gor BBCA and ARQA muxes, but poor strength on D3+4.

Given that the signal strength for BBCA and D3+4 should be the same (20kW) and ARQA is lower (5kW), why should this be the case?

Thanks,

Phil

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The Apex Team
9:03 AM

Hi everyone. We are a local Aerial and satellite specialist company. We are out and about today doing retunes starting from Petersfield - Haselmere- Petworth. If anyone struggling or need advice we are happy to help. www.apexaerial.co.uk

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Steve
11:29 AM
Chichester

Additional info re reception in PO20 7BG using Midhurst TX. Rechecking and all COM6 ArqB channels are missing.
My box tracks all the signal strengths it finds at between 75-87%.
I note that ArqB is power restricted at 10% of it's capability until further notice (so that's the problem) - so it's 1 step forward and 2 steps back!

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Dave Lindsay
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1:24 PM

Phil: A look at the Digital UK Tradeview predictor for your post code (click the link next to your posting) is interesting.

For all multiplexes from Midhurst, it regards 100% of the post code area "served" (on its criteria). However, C61 (D3&4) is 96% "served" and 100% "marginal", so too is BBC B (HD services) on C58. The key here is not the absolute values, but the relate difference of these two multiplexes.

This could perhaps be a suggestion that there is another transmitter whose signals might be detrimental to reception of these multiplexes from Midhurst at this location.

In October this year, D3&4 is due to move to C56, and that too has the same 96% served prediction.


I've looked at the transmitters which use C61 and I've not come to any definate conclusion. Mendip uses C61 and C58. It also uses C56 at the same power as 61 and 58.

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Thursday, 15 March 2012
Transmitter engineering
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4:30 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 yesterday to 02:10 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 yesterday [BBC]

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MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 01:54 yesterday to 02:10 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb to 00:06 yesterday [BBC]

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