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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, 26 ITV4, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV +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 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
C33 (570.0MHz)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
C29 (538.0MHz)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)

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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?

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
Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:21 PM

Finn: The multiplexes as they exist now (as in what services they carry) may be rejigged in the future.

In 2018 attention will probably turn to selling off more of the band used for TV to the mobile operators. Channels 61 to 69 have already been farmed out for 4G with the 50s likely to follow suit. This means that the expanse of frequencies available for TV broadcast will be further erroded which is likely to mean replanning of existing services.

Obviously the move will be to DVB-T2 meaning another "switchover". While some services could stay DVB-T, more may move to DVB-T2 which would explain the current encouragement of uptake of such devices by the extra services of COM7 (and COM8).

BBC Three is set to close (I believe it's been confirmed), so the capacity currently taken by BBC Three HD (on PSB3) will, I suppose, be given over to BBC Four HD. This will obviously mean it becoming available from all transmitters.

I'm not familiar with "4k TV". I also wonder whether there will be a "DVB-T3" come along. Again, I don't know but imagine that it's likely to be in development.

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Finn
8:03 PM

Thanks a lot for your insight Dave, very helpful.

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Sunday, 12 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:30 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 15:24 today to 15:26 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 13 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 15:24 yesterday to 15:26 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 15:24 on 12 Jul to 15:26 on 12 Jul. [BBC]

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Monday, 20 July 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:30 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - MainPossible weak signal [DUK]

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Friday, 6 November 2015
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Terry Denman
7:41 PM
Haslemere

I am in Haslemere in Surrey and in my GU27 2AX location we used to have a fairly strong signal from the Midhurst transmitter. Lately however it has gone down hill badly any reason you can give me and my friends next door please? The Haslemere transmitter takes away loads of our favourite stations and we really don't want to loose them.

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Sunday, 8 November 2015
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MikeP
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7:01 PM
Trowbridge

Terry Denman et al:

There have been many recent reports of such reception problems, and there have been many reports of atmospheric affects that can cause just the situation you report. So it is quite likely that the well known 'temperature inversion' effect may well be causing your problems. In such a situation do NOT try to retune your equipment as you are likely to lose even more channels.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB
Tuesday, 29 December 2015
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David Talks
11:09 PM

Does anyone know about the BBC4 outage today, 29/12/15? I set my DVD recorder to record from 7 pm (Dr Who and the RI Christmas lecture) to be greeted when I played back by 2 hrs of the BBC4 black info screen that says it starts broadcasting from 7, which, in this case, it clearly didn't !

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MikeB
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11:46 PM

David Talks: I certainly watched the end of The Mind of Evil on BBC4, so it wasn't the channel generally. Midhurst has no reported problems via RTI. Anyone else had a problem from Midhurst?

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