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Full Freeview on the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter

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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. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Midhurst (West Sussex, England) transmitter which serves 94,000 homes.

Other mapstxregionMidhurst TV regiontx1BBC Southtx3Meridian (West micro region)txdabxxDAB in West Sussex
txradioxxAM/FM in West Sussex

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

Radiation patterns withheld

What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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Which Freeview channels does the Midhurst transmitter broadcast?

If you have any kind of Freeview fault, follow this Freeview reset procedure first.

Digital television services are broadcast on a multiplexes (or Mux) where many stations occupy a single broadcast frequency, as shown below.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C55 (746.0MHz)299m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 70 CBBC Channel, 71 CBeebies, 80 BBC News, 81 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C56 (754.0MHz)299m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
20,000W
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
 horizontal max
C58 (770.0MHz)299m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
20,000W
Channel icons
73 CBBC HD, 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, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C54 (738.0MHz)299m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 26 ITV 4 +1, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 72 CITV, plus 19 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 82 Sky News, 302 BBC Red Button 2, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C50 (706.0MHz)300m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 83 Al Jazeera English, 85 RT English , plus 20 others



Are you trying to watch these 8 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.

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 moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz 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.

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.



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tony swan
Friday 28 March 2014 1:44PM

Hi could you please post where motors tv is and what channel thanks

Briantist
Thursday 17 April 2014 5:52PM

G Bryant: Not using Freeview , the broadcast is specifically a local one.

The channel is on satellite, but only to Sky subscribers with cards registered in London.

And you can watch online, follow this link: <img src="data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQCAIAAACQkWg2AAAAZ0lEQVQoz2P8H8nIQApgYiARkKyBBUov+8fAwMCwthFd/uFFhjMbSLFBXp/BJACbDRCAaQOZfsiYT6IGu3i4HpiGQwsJ60Hxw4xE0uOBOD2ooWQSwCCvT0oondnA8PAifg2Mgy/xAQBW0RV2BLc83QAAAABJRU5ErkJggg==" class="xico" style="vertical-align:text-bottom" alt="www.londonlive.co.uk link icon" link iconWatch Live | London Live

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dani242
Wednesday 18 June 2014 2:05PM

Again. all channels lost here. GU35 8. Checked booster and all seems fine. fed up with constant frequency changes and drop outs.

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MikeB
Wednesday 18 June 2014 7:22PM

dani242: Since the Midhurst transmitter seems to be fine, it sounds like the problem is at your end. Check that your system actually is working properly (a broken cable might be the problem), and also check (using your postcode in this website) that your best transmitter is Midhurst. You might be better for Hannington.

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Pete Forman
Sunday 22 June 2014 11:38AM

302 (BBC RB 302) is now on C50/COM6/ArqB.

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Sue Stockwood
Tuesday 24 June 2014 11:20AM

HI we are getting lots of calls from customer telling us they have pixilation on ITV3 and at times not signal at all especially in the evenings.

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r bennett
Thursday 10 July 2014 8:17PM Pulborough

The way Digital television was sold to the public of the UK was on the basis that it provided a better signal strength and enabled more channels to be accessed.

Whilst the number of channels is true I question whether everybody in the UK can honestly say the overall reception is better across the television spectrum.

Why is it that the transmission from Midhurst on Com5 suddenly stops operating at 8.15 pm on Wednesday 8/7/14. A similar situation has occurred several times previously over the last couple of weeks. Is this due to equipment failure, weaker than normal signal strength or something else. Analogue was good !

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