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The symbol shows the location of the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter which serves 470,000 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 Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter.

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Which Freeview channels does the Hannington 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
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC SD, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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3 ITV (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 (SD) South ads, 5 Channel 5 (SD), 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 13 E4, 14 Film4, 15 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 18 More4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 45 Film4 +1,

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
86 More4 +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 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Spotlight TV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 27 ITV2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 40 Movies4Men, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 Paramount Network, 55 5SELECT, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 76 Quest +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 28 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Channel, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 72 YourTV, 89 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
25 Yesterday, 29 4Music, 31 5Spike, 37 DMAX, 39 CBS Justice, 42 Home, 47 4seven, 71 CBS Drama, 73 Sewing Quarter, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 235 AlJazeera English (SD), plus 16 others

com7
 H -1.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
Channel icons
 Vintage TV, 57 5USA +1, 67 CBS Reality +1, 78 Quest Red +1, 92 Pick +1, 99 Smithsonian Channel HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Aljazeera English HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 2 others

com8
 H -2.8dB
C56 (754.0MHz)362mDTG-626,200W
Channel icons
 CBS Action +1, 56 5STAR +1, 64 Freesports, 83 NOW 80s, 84 Now 90s, 91 PBS America, 93 Together TV +1, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 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)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Hannington transmitter?

regional news image
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 46km south-southwest (194°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 48km south (179°)
to ITV Meridian/Central (Thames Valley) region - 15 masts.
Thames Valley opt-out from Meridian (South). All of lunch, weekend and 50% evening news is shared with all of Meridian+Oxford

How will the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmission frequencies change over time?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1718 Apr 2018
EEEB E TB E TW TW T
C32com7com7
C34com8com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C40+ASDN
C41+DSDNSDNSDN
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C43+2ArqA
C44+CArqAArqAArqA
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46+BArqB
C47ArqBArqBArqB
C50tv_off1
C51tv_off_local_local_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offcom8tv_off
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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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 8 Feb 12 and 22 Feb 12.

How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?

Analogue 1-4 250kW
Analogue 5(-6.2dB) 60kW
BBCA, D3+4, BBCB(-7dB) 50kW
com7(-8.3dB) 36.7kW
com8(-9.8dB) 26.2kW
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-11dB) 20kW
Mux C*, Mux D*(-14dB) 10kW

Which companies have run the Channel 3 services in the Hannington transmitter area

Aug 1958-Jan 1992Southern Television
Jan 1982-Dec 1992Television South (TVS)
Jan 1993-Dec 2006Meridian
Dec 2006-Feb 2009ITV Thames Valley
Feb 2009-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. Hannington 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
Friday, 30 August 2019
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Colin Charman
7:25 PM

I live in Wokingham and receive my signal from Hannington. I have a Samsunbg TV and Humax FVP4000T and both are showing the same problem.

A month or two ago we recorded a lot of programmes from the Paramount channel - the quality suddenly deteriorated halfway through the series. We later found other channels with poor reception.

We retuned the Humax box - and nothing changed except that on a recent re-tune we lost the whole multiplex that contains BBC1 HD, BBC2 HD etc. The TV/Humax still appeared to find them but there was zero signal strength.

I've done the reset procedure (unplugged aerial, switched off/on etc) on both devices. I still have no BBC1 HD etc.

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Wednesday, 4 September 2019
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Chris.SE
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6:10 AM

Colin Charman:

I would check that your aerial hasn't moved in recent high winds or been damaged and likewise that your coax is ok. If you have an older group B aerial you should should receive the main multiplexes ok.
You need a wideband aerial to get all multiplexes from Hannington as COMs 7&8 are on UHF 55&56 and there are local multiplexes on UHF 32&34. You will need to be in a suitable area to get reception of those and you can check your predcted reception by putting your postcode into Digital UK - Coverage checker

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Sunday, 29 September 2019
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11:08 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 23:01 today. [BBC]

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Monday, 30 September 2019
Transmitter engineering
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5:08 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 23:01 yesterday to 23:12 yesterday. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 1 October 2019
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5:08 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 23:01 on 29 Sep to 23:12 on 29 Sep. [BBC]

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Thursday, 24 October 2019
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John
2:11 PM

Have just lost HD muxes for BBC & ITV on both my Youview box and the TV's own digital tuners from Hannington. Anyone else?

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John
8:01 PM

John:

And they're back after multiple retunes???

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MikeP
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9:21 PM

John:

In that situation you should unplug the aerial lead, perform a full retune and refit the aerial plug and perform another retune. That clears the redundant memory data and allows new tuning data to be saved afresh.



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Tuesday, 29 October 2019
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John
5:25 PM

MikeP:

Cheers. Sorry for not replying sooner, this site had a problem with its security certificate.

My guess is that is kinda what my Youview box did on its own as it woke up to record something from an HD channel and found nothing being broadcast. Because when I went to retune again it also asked which region I was in. But worth remembering your trick for the future!

John.

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