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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?

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.

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)

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
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
Monday, 17 January 2011
Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

7:44 AM

John Nice: I'm very pleased to hear that you have all the multiplexes.

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James
5:50 PM

Hi I am from Broadbridge Heath in Horsham and our digital ITV1 disapears on a regular basis then comes back. Any ideas James

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James's 1 post GB
Monday, 31 January 2011
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Ben
10:34 PM
Horsham

I live in Partridge Green, West Sussex and my Freeview reception is fine except that about 8 months ago I retuned my STB and lost C64. I've never managed to regain it since, even manually tuning doesn't work. This is odd because it worked fine for ages and the picture was good. The predictor on this site also says I should be getting maximum 'effective power level' which is much higher than all the other channels that I am still receiving fine.

I have already switched to Freesat but I miss Dave. Is there anything I can try? I've already got a new aerial with mast head amp.

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Ben's 2 posts GB
Thursday, 3 February 2011
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Ant
11:18 AM

I live in Reigate. Like much of Reigate, we get our transmissions from Midhurst, because the Reigate and Crystal Palace transmissions are blocked by the confused local topography. Given our height, the reception is generally fine, at least on the main channels, although annoyingly both BBC and ITV regional bulletins completely ignore anything happening north of Crawley. However, in the last 48 hrs the TV has started to pixelate on all channels. This hasn't happened before. Any ideas?

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Ant's 3 posts GB
Wednesday, 23 February 2011
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Brian
11:55 PM
Horsham

I live in Southwater. In early December I could get all the BBC and moct of the ITV channals at good or better signal. Since the start of this year I can only receive BBC 1,2,70 and 71. Why is this.



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Saturday, 26 February 2011
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Ann
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:44 AM

Has anyone else lost Mux A, channel 62, virtually overnight? Last year, we lost it around April/May and got it back around October, so presumed this was to do with leaves on trees. However, it disappeared a few days ago and, therefore, cannot be for the same reason. Any ideas? We are in a difficult area, especially for Mux 1 (most BBC channels) but last week Mux A had a signal quality of 100% and then suddenly, nothing. The strength appears to be fluctuating between low and high.

Also, can anyone explain to me what, exactly, is being measured electronically for signal quality?

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Briantist
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

1:55 PM

Ann: I would see Single frequency interference | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

To answer your question, nothing is being measured electronically for the signal quality, it is a digital measurement of the bit-error rate, the BER. This is a measure of the number of bits that have to be recovered from the FEC (foreard error correction).

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Monday, 28 February 2011
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Ann
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

11:25 AM

Thank you for the info on signal quality measurement, Brian.

Regarding the single frequency interference, we already have a wideband aerial and the only equipment we have from the list is a PVR but since we haven't changed anything on that, I can't see how it would be that.

The signal quality on Mux A is coming and going now. Ok for part of the day and nothing for the rest. I suppose it is that old problem we have here, something to do with weather/atmospherics. I am keeping my fingers crossed for an improvement after switchover.

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