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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
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:28 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - hurst Transmitter works 20th and 21st June 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM6 will be subject to periods of shutdown. [DUK] Over the next week Midhurst main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, no digital radio. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:28 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - hurst Transmitter works 20th and 21st June 2012: Engineering transmitter work will take place between 00:01hrs and 06:00hrs. TV services that will be disrupted: Analogue services - n/a Digital services - PSB1, PSB2, PSB3, COM4, COM5 and COM6 will be subject to periods of shutdown. [DUK] Over the next week Midhurst main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) working normally, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Saturday, 23 June 2012
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Phil
12:48 PM
Pulborough

Is Midhurst operational yet? I am getting "No signal"

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Phil's 1 post GB
Saturday, 7 July 2012
D
Deep
12:39 PM
Burgess Hill

Hi live in RH15 and I have two transmitters available for my post code. Is there a way to find out which transmitter that I receiving the TV signal.
Thank you,
Deep

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

12:52 PM

Deep: Have a look at which direction the TV aerial is pointing. Roughly, East is Heathfield, West is Midhurst. If any aerials are pointing North it would indicate that reception from Crystal Palace is also posible at your location. Then check that the frequencies stored by your receiver are correct for the transmitter that the aerial points to.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

1:05 PM

Deep: I should also have said that the version of the local news on BBC1 would indicate the transmitter being received for mux BBCA, as Midhurst is BBC South, Heathfield is BBC South East. CP is BBC London.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB
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Deep
1:42 PM
Burgess Hill

Thank you KMJ, the BBC1 one says BBC South. However I had to option to choose South or South East after I do the tuning. I thought that option dictated the news. I could be wrong. Heathfield has strong signal for Film 4 and ITV 4 however Midhurst has a very low signal and I do not get these channels in my TV. Any suggestions?

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Deep's 8 posts GB
Friday, 27 July 2012
M
Mike Hampton
10:34 AM
Liss

Have just moved to Liss Hampshire GU33 7RX. Poor digital reception & this morning lost all digital chanels. Can you help me.
Mike

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Mike Hampton's 2 posts GB
Saturday, 28 July 2012
J
jamie
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

5:43 PM
Havant

MIKE HAMPTON

Hi Mike, the key things to take into concideration are

1. how old is your system

- external aerials have a lifespan of about 20 years

2. how good are the connections on the system

3. Is the aerial suitable for your location

4. how (clean) is the signal you are receiving

As you have only recently moved into the area you do not know the history of the system and cannot confirm if it has worked well recently.

The best thing to do is have a system test done which will identify any issues you may have.

I am a Digital Approved Installer who covers the liss area.

regards

Jamie

Jays Cabling Services

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jamie's 207 posts GB
Monday, 6 August 2012
P
Phil
5:00 PM
Liss

Mike Hampton:
Hi Mike Ive lived in Liss since the 80s and the signal has always been dire. You have a choice of 3 transmitters depending on which road you are in. I point to Midhurst and into trees and a hillside. Some are on Isle of Wight and some I believe on Hannington. I have trouble with SDN channels sometimes because I believe there is a clash with Oxford transmitter which is also using CH62. Having said that I do now receive a reasonable service subject to a few glitches on all channels. Best check which direction your aerial is facing and work out which transmmitter you are on.

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