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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.


List by multiplex|List by channel number|List by channel name|See terrain plot

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, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 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
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
 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 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 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C59 (778.0MHz)300m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
10,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 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, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 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), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 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.



Your comments: most recent posts are at the bottom

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FrustratedinHorsham
Thursday 1 March 2012 7:54PM Horsham

So switchover seems to have happened but I cannot get any of the channels listed under C or D

I really do not understand why these no longer work - tried to use the channels & frequencies quoted here but it doesnt pick up new channels.

Why oh why is this digital switchover so complicated? I thought the whole point is to make things easier...not harder! This has been an annoying & frustrating day. Still isnt it great to see my licence fee is put to such good use...

J
jb38
Thursday 1 March 2012 11:06PM

FrustratedinHorsham; The trade view reception predictor indicates that you should be able to receive all multiplexes but "only" from March 14th when switchover stage 2 takes place, this event requiring a re-tune.

The other point I noticed is that ArqB (Ch50) will be remaining on low power (1Kw) until October before it increases to 10Kw the same as the other commercial muxes, and although it is indicated as "good" for your area whether in reality it will or not is something that will have to be seen.

By the way the licence fee is not connected in any way to the purely commercial multiplexes such as SDN / ArqA / ArqB.

Transmitter engineering
Friday 2 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 18:01 on 29 Feb to 18:03 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Friday 2 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 18:01 on 29 Feb to 18:03 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb [BBC]

S
Steve
Friday 2 March 2012 8:24PM Godalming

After re tuning the digital receivers this week to get BBC2 due to the start of the switchover from the Midhurst transitter, the signals on groups C and D have gone from 40 - 50% on quality right up to 100%. So once again I can watch all of the channels that I lost a couple of months ago.

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 3 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 18:01 on 29 Feb to 18:03 on 29 Feb [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Saturday 3 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 18:01 on 29 Feb to 18:03 on 29 Feb [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 5 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 5 March 2012 4:31AM

MIDHURST transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 02:07 on 29 Feb [BBC]

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Darren Ellis
Monday 5 March 2012 8:09AM Liphook

Transmitter engineering: Since retuning after the switch over we've lost the BBC Mux (channel55) from our Humax 8000T PVR. It just won't see it no matter what we do (deleting all channels, scanning with no aerial, manual scanning etc) even though it shows 80% strength on the screen. The TV plugged into it has no problem seeing all channels as do all the other TV's in the house. Any suggestions as we're loosing patience!




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