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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.

 H max
C48 (690.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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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

 H max
C35 (586.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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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),

 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-20,000W
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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 -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
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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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
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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

 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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

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
C54tv_off SDNSDN
C56tv_off D3+4D3+4

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?

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.

Tuesday, 5 October 2021
Transmitter engineering

5:44 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 5 Oct 13:22 until 5 Oct 14:18. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 17 October 2021
Transmitter engineering

8:35 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 17 Oct 19:11. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,888 posts GB
Transmitter engineering

11:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 17 Oct 19:11 until 17 Oct 20:55. . [BBC]

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Sunday, 28 November 2021
Transmitter engineering

9:11 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - DAB: Off the air due to a fault from 28 Nov 05:52 until 28 Nov 05:53. . [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 140,888 posts GB
Thursday, 17 February 2022
Len Taylor
5:24 PM

Free view resection a little grainy, gets worse has day goes on. Almost un watchable a 10 ish night.

Aerial on roof . Aerial replaced and new coax cable installed approx 24months ago.

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Len Taylor's 1 post GB
Friday, 18 February 2022

2:15 AM

Len Taylor:

Whilst you've posted on the DAB transmitter page, there's not currently any useful information on the Freeview page. Whilst you aren't totally clear about your problem, I'm assuming you mean the picture is "pixellating" ie getting a bit blocky. You haven't mentioned if the sound also breaks up, nor which channels are affected.

As you haven't given a full postcode we can't tell what your normal predicted reception should be like. Was your aerial professionally installed?

The Midhurst transmitter is currently listed for Planned Engineering with "Possible Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels" ;. This could explain your issue.

Other than that I assume you are correctly tuned to Midhurst's UHF channels C48, C35, C36, C29, C34, C33 (note unfortunately the site owner has made an error with some of the updates at the top of the page).

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Chris.SE's 3,457 posts GB

2:19 AM

Len Taylor:

Apologies, this IS the Freeview page, I made the wrong assumption because of the post prior to yours!

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Chris.SE's 3,457 posts GB
Sunday, 10 April 2022
10:44 PM

midhurst why is itv 200mcps higher than others?
my aerial cant handle such hf

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tony's 1 post GB

10:58 PM


Perhaps you could try reading the last paragraph of the post that's 2 before yours Midhurst (West Sussex, England) Full Freeview transmitter | free and easy
"Other than that I assume you are correctly tuned to Midhurst's UHF channels C48, C35, C36, C29, C34, C33 (note unfortunately the site owner has made an error with some of the updates at the top of the page)."

The above is in multiplex order PSBs1/BBCA, PSB2/D3&4, PSB3/BBCB HD, COM4/SDN, COM5/ArqA, COM6/ArqB

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Chris.SE's 3,457 posts GB
Thursday, 27 October 2022
7:38 PM

It's not clear on this page so I'll just ask. Does the Midhurst transmitter broadcast any channels above 694MHz? I'm aware that the mobile networks 5G operates on higher frequencies (800MHz+ AFAIK) but it's not clear if TV transmissions on these higher frequencies have stopped now. I ask as I'm looking for a new aerial and most of them only cover up to 964MHz now, not up to 860MHz.

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