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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
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

 H -3dB
C29 (538.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
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
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 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.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Transmitter engineering

5:31 PM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:32 today. [BBC]

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Thursday, 30 June 2016
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:32 yesterday to 23:40 yesterday. [BBC]

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Friday, 1 July 2016
Transmitter engineering

5:31 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:32 on 29 Jun to 23:40 on 29 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 16 July 2016
Paul Hankinson
9:27 PM

BN16 4HF

Channels just disappear. Sometimes fine, but then go. Particularly noticeable when trying to watch BBC Breakfast. Very rarely get it, but can ofter watch BBC later in the day. It is almost as though BBCA and BBCB have had the power reduced overnight, and then turned back up sometime after 07:00.

Sometimes do not get any channels that can be watched without breakup, other times channels are fine. On a couple of occasions, when a channel has gone, I have checked the reported signal strength and it is down to 30% with quality of 100%, other times quality of 60%.

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Paul Hankinson's 2 posts GB
Paul Hankinson
9:30 PM

BN16 4HF

further to earlier email. Forgot to mention location of aerial. It is on a post rising from high on the side wall of the house.

Real problems started a couple of years ago and we have had to go to freesat for main tv but wish to retain freeview for non-freesat channels.

Basically, it works sometimes, but not all times.

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Paul Hankinson's 2 posts GB
Wednesday, 3 August 2016

12:07 AM

With the Midhurst Transmitter and where I receive from why do COM4, COM5 and COM6 mux's operate at a lower wattage output compared to the other mux's? We can receive all channels just fine but when it is raining we can loose channels on the lower output and sometimes the HD mux as well.

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Charles's 29 posts GB
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Tracey Savage
10:24 AM

No TV for a couple of days now, live in Edenbridge but tv is linked to crystal Palace transmitter.
Internet says no problems but there surely is a big problem. Thought it was just mine, now just found out from a neighbor it's there as well.
Please can someone help.

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Tracey Savage's 1 post GB

10:40 AM

Tracey Savage: Crystal Palace broadcasts TV to the whole of London and various areas beyond. If there was a problem with the transmitter it would be national news. Are you and your neighbour using a shared communal aerial system such as are often found in blocks of flats? If that is the case you need to ask whoever is responsible for managing your building to get the aerial system checked.

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StevensOnln1's 3,510 posts GB
Richard Cooper

12:03 PM

Tracey Savage: Hi, Tracey. In Edenbridge you are expected to receive a good signal from the Crystal Palace transmitter. Since there are no currently reported problems on the Crystal Palace transmitter, the tv reception installation in your home must have developed a fault. First of all, you need to check that the recent wind hasn't blown your aerial round so that it is no longer pointing towards Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace is North-North-West of Edenbridge, so that's the direction your aerial should be pointing in. Compare yours to neighbours' and you'll see what I mean. If the aerial needs re-pointing, you may prefer someone else to get up on to the roof or the chimney pot to do it for you - it's up to you. Once your aerial is pointing the right way, you need to check the condition of the aerial cable to make sure no water has seeped into it, for example. You also need to check all aerial lead connections: sometimes a piece of copper wire from an aerial lead can 'fray out' from where it's supposed to be bunched up, causing a short circuit which stops or hinders the signal from reaching your t.v. or set-top box. Check too that all aerial cabling is firmly connected to the aerial plug and/or socket connectors.Then disconnect your aerial lead from your tv or set-top box and carry out a 'first-time installation' Your tv or set-top box will display a message after a couple of minutes, saying, "no channels found". This is correct because the aerial was deliberately disconnected. This has given your tv or set-top box the opportunity to 'forget' its previous set-up and also 'forget' any corrupted data' that had been stored in it. Then re-connect your aerial lead and do another 'first-time' installation. This time, all receivable channels should be listed. Try all of this and you'll have all of your tv channels back again. Richard, Norwich.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
4:49 PM

How can you tell from the map whether a particular transmitter covers a town or not as the green and cyan overlays totally obscure the map underneath!

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