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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
C55 (746.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
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1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C56 (754.0MHz)299mDTG-320,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (Meridian (West micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C58 (770.0MHz)299mDTG-620,000W
Channel icons
45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)299mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 16 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)300mDTG-810,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 70 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others



DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Are you trying to watch these 9 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: 4seven HD, Al Jazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera HD, BBC Four HD, BBC News HD, CBeebies HD, Channel 4+1 HD, Community Channel HD, Motors TV.

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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.6%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 41km west-southwest
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-133/10/12-2013-18
aerial groupC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D EC/D E
700C50ArqBArqBArqB
C54 SDNSDN
C55BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C56+1 D3+4D3+4
C58ITVITVITVBBCBBBCBBBCB
C59+BArqAArqAArqA
C60+D
800C61BBC1BBC1BBC1D3+4
C62+ASDN
C64-C
C65+2
C68C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names more
green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 29th February and 14th March 2012.
Click/touch here to read How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?Analogue 1-4 100kWBBCA, D3+4
Click/touch here to read Other mapsMidhurst FreeviewMidhurst TV regionBBC SouthMeridian (West micro region)DAB in West
Click/touch here to read Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Midhurst transmitter area Aug 1958-Jan 1992
Click/touch here to read Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?Radiation patterns withheld

Comments
Friday, 31 October 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:32 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:44 yesterday to 12:34 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:43 yesterday to 14:08 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 1 November 2014
Transmitter engineering
4:33 AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:44 on 30 Oct to 12:34 on 30 Oct, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:43 on 30 Oct to 14:08 on 30 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 84,339 posts Owner Owner xx
Monday, 10 November 2014
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Richard Bosworth
11:10 AM

Using an old ICECRYPT T5000 with signals coming from Midhurst, I loose the Radio sound when the receiver starts to display the static picture transmitted with the Radio signal. This happens with all BBC radio and with other radio stations which display graphics on the TV. Stations displaying only text continue to play sound. This seems to have happened in the last few weeks following a retune on or around November 1st. Has there been a change in the Radio signal format that my old decoder cannot cope with?

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Richard Bosworth's 1 post GB
Thursday, 27 November 2014
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Alison
5:08 PM Billingshurst

Hi,
I am hoping you can help.
My postcode is RH14 0NP. I have had no signal 'at all' for nearly three months now and have tried just about every option. I purchased a new multi boomed high gain digital ariel. New leads. Tried two different TV's that I borrowed and know are picking a signal up just around the corner from me.
I have tried the ariel outside, in the loft, at the back of the house and in the front etc etc etc.
It has now driven insane trying to work out why I cannot get any signal.
My digital radio does manage to pick up a very limited amount of stations, but not the regular radio 1, 2, classical or anything like that and does an awful lot of 'scrambling'
Your advice would be most appreciated to try and solve the situation.
Alion

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MikeB
5:31 PM

Alison: Your just 11km from Midhurst, so you should get a good signal, full stop.

OK - you've moved the new aerial around, and no matter what, there is no signal. You say you've tried new leads, but are these the leads from the TV (which ever ones you've tried) to the socket on the wall where the aerial feed comes from?

You've tried a new aerial, but have you new cable from the aerial to the socket? When the vast majority of people say they have 'no signal', the problem is usually within their system. It could be cable fraying or broken, or moisture getting into the system, or perhaps a booster/amp (not that you really need one) failing in some way. In other words, if the transmitter is fine, the TV is fine, its something inbetween. If the cable comes from the the new aerial down to the TV, I'd check along that path.

You are so close to Midhurst that it might be worth using an old indoor aerial - they are usally a bit rubbish, but at least give it a go. I suspect that there is a problem along the way, and that you might need to call a professional. However, ATV <img src="data:image/png;base64,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" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.aerialsandtv.com link icon"> link iconOnline Shop might give you lots of useful advice, and you might sort it out yourself.



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jb38
6:48 PM

Alison: Looking at the situation from another angle, can it be assumed that by "not having any signal for three months now" is meaning that you had one before and have not just moved into the property? because if by any chance you have, then even although you are indicated as having a line-of-sight with the Midhurst transmitter @ 6.5 miles away, it cannot be taken for granted that you will receive a signal via a same room type of aerial, that is "if" thats what you are referring to?

Also, referring to the TV's that you borrowed which apparently work OK around the corner from you, what aerials are those connected into at the property you borrowed them from? my only reason for asking being that the properties in your particular location could possibly suggest as being connected into a communal aerial distribution system.

Another point to note being, can it also be assumed that you did "not" attempt to retune the TV's that you borrowed? which of course if they were only switched off before you borrowed you should "not" have done, otherwise you will lose the channels already stored in the tuners memory.

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