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The symbol shows the location of the Findon (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 2,600 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 Findon (West Sussex, England) transmitter.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

Which Freeview channels does the Findon 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.

 V max
C44 (658.0MHz)157mDTG-2,000W
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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

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C41 (634.0MHz)157mDTG-2,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian (South Coast 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),

 V max
C47 (682.0MHz)157mDTG-2,000W
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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

H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 43 Freeview channels?

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The Findon (West Sussex, England) mast is a public service broadcasting (PSB) transmitter, it does not provide these commercial (COM) channels: 4seven, 5Action, 5STAR, 5USA, Al Jazeera Eng, Blaze, Blaze +1, CBS Reality, Challenge, Channel 5 +1, CITV, YAAAS!, Dave, Dave ja vu, DMAX, Drama +1, E4 Extra, Film4 +1, Food Network, GB News, GREAT! movies, GREAT! movies action, HGTV, HobbyMaker, ITV2 +1, ITV3 +1, ITV4 +1, ITVBe +1, Legend, PBS America, pick, Pop Player, Quest +1, Quest Red, Really, Sky News, Smithsonian Channel, Talking Pictures TV, TCC, That's TV (UK), Together TV, W, Yesterday +1.

If you want to watch these channels, your aerial must point to one of the 80 Full service Freeview transmitters. For more information see the will there ever be more services on the Freeview Light transmitters? page.

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Findon transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 71km west (275°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 59km west (272°)
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 Findon (West Sussex, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1331 Mar 2018-

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W T
waves denotes analogue; digital switchover was 7 Mar 12 and 21 Mar 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

BBCA, D3+4, BBCB 2kW
Analogue 1-4(-16dB) 50W

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Rowridge 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. Findon 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.

Sunday, 19 February 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:33 AM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 on 17 Feb to 11:40 on 17 Feb BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 on 17 Feb to 11:20 on 17 Feb BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 on 17 Feb to 11:40 on 17 Feb BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 on 17 Fe [BBC] Over the next week Findon relay: TV (analogue) Liable to interruption, no digital TV, Radio (analogue) working normally, no analogue radio. [DUK]

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Monday, 20 February 2012
Transmitter engineering

12:38 PM

FINDON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 on 17 Feb to 11:40 on 17 Feb BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 on 17 Feb to 11:20 on 17 Feb BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:36 on 17 Feb to 11:40 on 17 Feb BBC TWO Off Air; DSO related from 11:18 on 17 Fe [BBC]

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Thursday, 8 March 2012
Nicholas Willmott

10:45 AM

re: Dave Lindsay: if Tony or anyone else in Findon currently using the Findon Relay, is able to get good strong reception of the PSB muxes from Findon Relay with a standard 10-element aerial, up against marginal / borderline reception (works most of the time with the fairly occasional drop outs) of all 6 muxes from Rowridge VP with an extra high gain aerial, how about this? Put up an extra high gain aerial VP towards Rowridge for the COM muxes, and keep the existing standard aerial on Findon for superior reception of its PSB muxes? Surely you could combine the two together with a signal standard Y-shape signal splitter-combiner. Or the little masthead box I've seen some people with two aerials have - exactly what are they and how do they work?

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Nicholas Willmott's 80 posts GB
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
1:17 PM

I live in Worthing town centre, have just bought a new Samsung TV with on board Freeview HD receiver, but cannot receive any freeview HD channels.

Is this likely to be a problem with my aerial?

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Patrick's 1 post GB
Dave Lindsay

1:28 PM

Patrick: Not likely.

Try manually tuning to UHF channel 47. If there is an option on the manual tuning screen for DVB-T or DVB-T2, then select the latter.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Monday, 21 January 2013
steve english
11:46 AM
Bognor Regis

After the snow on the 17/1/13 have no signal come up and before working perfectly,is it a rubbish signal in bognor area or can snow on hill tops block out signal ??????

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steve english's 1 post GB
Friday, 15 February 2013
7:35 PM

Since this afternoon of 15 Feb I have had no Freeview at all.
I live in East preston, West Sussex Post code BN16 ***
My signal comes from either Findon or Brighton - not sure but signal defo comes from the East and not the Isle of Wight - lots of people get the signal from either direction in this location.
Is it just me or is Freeview "down" in this are at the moment.????

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Paul's 1 post GB
Monday, 11 March 2013
12:13 PM

Just been to in-laws to find they have the four main channels plus HD channels. No Channel 5, ITV2, More4, E4, ITV1+1, 4+1, BBC3, BBC4.

They point at Findon which even though a relay transmitter the suggests these channels should be received.

Any suggestions what the issue is here?

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Mark's 2 posts GB
Monday, 18 March 2013
10:03 AM

Solution was factory reset. Picked the channels up immediately. Not sure why a retune didn't.

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Mark's 2 posts GB
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