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 (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 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 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),
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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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 14 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 On Demand 365, 269 Arise News, 670 ADULT Section (start), 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
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 9 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, 37 QVC Beauty, 38 QVC Style, 51 Ideal World, 72 Jewellery Maker, 206 Pop, 674 ADULT Babestn, 678 Xpanded TV, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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?
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?
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tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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?
|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
I live in Shanklin on the Isle of Wight and my aerial before swithcover was pointing at Midhurst and I had every channel going. I have one of these in the loft Security Warning
All was fine until switchover. After switchover I can still get PSB1 and 2 at full quality and strength but com4 comes and goes and com5 and 6 are no longer there.
With the aerial still pointing to Midhurst I can pick up psbn 1 and 2 from Rowridge, this means the aerial is a full 90 degrees out but still picks it up. So I thought I'd move the aerial to point at Rowridge and see if I can get the others. No, all I get from Rowridge is psb1 and 2, no com4, 5 or 6 at all, not even a sniff. I'm totally lost as I'm obviously getting a signal from Rowridge as I can pick up psb1 and 2 with the aerial pointing almost any direction, but I can't even get a weak com4, 5 or 6.
I do have an outdoor aerial on a pole mounted to the chimney also facing Midhurst but I was going to take that down as I'm the highest point on a hill and don't fancy a lightning strike. I've not tried this aerial since swithover. (PO377NX)
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Dave Bizzill: Digital UK reckon your best bet for reliable reception of the PSBs is the Luccombe relay, 1.3km to your south. This uses the same channels as Midhurst PSB1, COM5 and COM6, it's basically stomping all over the Midhurst signals. With COM6 still running on low power until after Heathfield switches over, and with the mode changes having increased the margin required, it's not surprising that it no longer works.
Rowridge COMs are on low power, and on their original channels, until Crystal Palace completes switchover. It may be beneficial to change the aerial to vertical polarization [VP], rather than horizontal polarization [HP], as Rowridge COMs will emit more power on VP than on HP after 18 April (they only transmit on HP at the moment). Just rotate it so that the elements run up-and-down rather than side-to-side. Also, you may benefit from using a Group A aerial rather than a wideband - widebands typically have best gain at the top end of the frequency range, actually the part that is no longer used for TV, and an aerial designed to just handle Rowridge frequencies will have more gain than the wideband at those much lower frequencies. *Maybe* you could use a Group K semi-wideband if you're concerned about picking up services that launch in the C31-C38 range in the future - this would have more gain at C21-C28 than the full wideband but less than Group A, for the same size aerial. See Gain (curves), Again and the Group K chart further down the page for a comparison. Your aerial is probably similar to the 'Triboom 46' (a Televes DAT45, I believe).
You will always get better results by putting the aerial outside. The loft has a large number of reflections, which can have the effect of changing polarizations, the roof tiles attenuate the signal somewhat, and the lower height means the aerial may have to see through more obstacles (though that's less of a problem for you as you say you're the highest point around).
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