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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
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C36 (594.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
73 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C33 (570.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 42 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 56 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 60 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 74 Drama +1, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C34 (578.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 4Music, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
25 Dave ja vu, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 41 CBS Justice, 44 HGTV, 68 CBS Drama, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 17 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 11 Freeview HD channels?

the effected 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: BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Forces TV, FreeSports, More4 +1, Now 70s, PBS America +1, That's TV , Quest Red +1, RT HD.

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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-133 Oct 122013-1716 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, 13 December 2011
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:29 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:26 on 10 Dec to 14:52 on 10 Dec BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 15:16 on 10 Dec to 16:30 on 10 Dec [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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4:29 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:26 on 10 Dec to 14:52 on 10 Dec BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 15:16 on 10 Dec to 16:30 on 10 Dec [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 15:16 on 10 Dec to 16:30 on 10 Dec BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:26 on 10 Dec to 14:52 on 10 Dec [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 15:16 on 10 Dec to 16:30 on 10 Dec BBC Digital TV (Four, Cbeebies, Parliament, 3... Weak Signal from 12:26 on 10 Dec to 14:52 on 10 Dec [BBC]

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Tuesday, 20 December 2011
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Bob Brundrett
10:29 AM

I live on the side of a valley in Ryde, Isle of Wight and am unable to get a signal from the Rowridge transmitter. Our arial points at the Midhurst transmitter. We occasionally suffer poor or loss of signal in certain weather or atmospheric conditions. Will our reception improve noticeably after switch over and will we receive all freeview channels?

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Dave Lindsay
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11:43 AM

Bob Brundrett: The power of the digital signal will be increased at switchover. It will therefore serve areas that it didn't before, or improve those which were iffy.

All transmitters that broadcast Freeview prior to switchover will broadcast all the channels (including the commercial ones) post-switchover.

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jb38
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11:45 AM

Bob Brundret: Unfortunately not as far as Midhurst is concerned, as using Ryde post office as a reception test code indicates variable as applying even in 2014, that said though you may well receive it better next March 14th when its power increases from 2Kw to 20Kw, but it is still shown as being variable so nothing is guaranteed.

Rowridge on the other hand "might" become possible (albeit via a stable reflection) next March 21st when the PSB muxes go onto high power operation, that is up from 20Kw to 200Kw, in April 18th the commercial muxes likewise increase power, although this only up to 50Kw.

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Dave Lindsay
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12:07 PM

Bob Brudrett, jb38: Bob, the predictor shows a much better result for Midhurst at what I believe to be your address than at the Ryde Post Office.

Go to the Digital UK website and enter your post code and house number and click the box to say that you are in the trade and it will come up with the prediction of reception both pre and post switchover.

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jb38
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3:37 PM

Dave Lindsay: Yes! you could possibly be quite correct there, as although anywhere that forecasts about 100% variable reception across the board for the given code never really contains that many chosen spots where it doesn't apply, I fully appreciate that they do exist.

Bob Brundrett: This being the reason why as Dave Lindsay has touched on, post codes are so essential with queries such as yours, as it helps to cut down the element of error that's always present with any reply to a reception query, as RF signals up to a point have a mind of their own and frequently do not conform to forecasts made about where they will reach, or indeed not as the case may be, especially in areas such as your own.

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Wednesday, 21 December 2011
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Barry
9:16 PM
Steyning

In November we started to lose reception on channels such as ITV1, ITV2 etc. which rendered them unwatchable. The BBC channels are OK. I thought it was due to weather conditions as prior to that we would have 'bad' days where certain channels were unwatchable. The problem is, even after retuning the TV, I can only really watch the BBC channels. Im in BN44 3YW. Do I have to wait until March 2012 before I can utilise Freeview again? I've gone back to analogue which is a retrograde step in my mind.

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