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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?

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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.

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
45 Film4 +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, 123 CBBC HD,

 H -3dB
C41 (634.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze, 83 Blaze +1, 92 Quest +1, 122 CITV, plus 18 others

 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 Tru TV +1, 72 YourTV, 132 Sky News, plus 12 others

 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 BT Showcase (not free), 18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 Spike, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 64 CBS Action, 71 CBS Drama, 73 YourTV +1, 79 Dave ja vu, 90 Quest Red +1, plus 21 others

 H -1.3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
Channel icons
56 5USA +1, 57 VIVA, 67 CBS Reality +1, 74 CBS Action +1, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, 124 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

 H -2.8dB
C34 (578.0MHz)362mDTG-626,200W
Channel icons
55 5STAR+1, 63 Community Channel, 86 More4 1, 91 Front Runner TV, plus 4 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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 48km south
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1730th Jun 2018-
aerial groupEEEB EB EWB E K

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: 4G from 30 June 2020more
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 8th February and 22nd February 2012.

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.

Friday, 2 June 2017
12:53 PM

MikeP: It's already been widely reported that the local mux for Reading is on C29, with plenty of people complaining about the interference caused by the significant overlap of the London local mux on the same frequency. It does seem a strange choice for the same frequency to be allocated on two transmitters which have such significant overlap (Crystal Palace provides good coverage across much of Reading including good reception of the local mux, at least until the Reading local mux started).

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StevensOnln1's 737 posts Gold Gold GB
Saturday, 3 June 2017
10:23 AM


Thanks for that. Even That's TV doesn't seem to realise the problem it is causing! Who ever allocated the same frequency to two different services when the transmitter service areas overlap so much is clearly not blessed with knowledge of how radio signals propogate and then cause interference. Perhaps a strongly worded communication to Ofcom is needed?

Best regards

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MikeP's 1,490 posts Gold Gold GB
10:33 AM

Extra Freeview channels for Basingstoke and Reading - a516digital

Here in Bracknell Crystal Palace is slightly south of east, Hannington slightly south of west, more or less opposite directions. I have a high gain group A antenna on Crystal Palace installed by a local installer a couple of years ago. Hannington is bang in one of the rear lobes. Crystal Palace and Hannington are more or less equal strength here, half the houses have antennas on one, half on the other, take your pick. To have both local multiplexes on UHF29 is just crazy.

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Davews's 5 posts GB
Monday, 5 June 2017
David N
12:40 PM

We're in Reading and have dual Crystal Palace & Hannington antennas, with CP generally giving the better signal. Looks like the new multiplex for the Reading area on channel 29 for That's TV is only serving to obliterate London Live, which we used to receive reliably until recently, so we're experiencing the same as Davews is in Bracknell, with a signal strength of 7/10 and quality of 0 now indicated on our Panasonic TV. So from our point of view the channel looks like a poor choice too.

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David N's 2 posts GB
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
5:31 AM

MikeP: I would have thought not only a "strongly worded communication to Ofcom" but copying it to Arqiva as well as I would have expected them to have been involved somewhere along the line, not only with advice on channel allocation, but provision of the transmitter.

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Chris.SE's 25 posts Bronze Bronze GB
10:41 AM

MikeP & Chris.SE: I'm not sure what effect a strongly worded letter to Ofcom is likely to have, given that they alone are responsible for frequency allocations and would be fully aware of the overlap in coverage between Hannington and Crystal Palace. I suppose they might be able to offer an explanation of why C29 was chosen, but I wouldn't expect any more than that.

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StevensOnln1's 737 posts Gold Gold GB
7:27 PM

StevensOnln1: Whilst you are correct that OFCOM are ultimately responsible for frequency allocations, they take advice from Arqiva (and others). I'm afraid you have absolutely no idea how they will respond to complaints about the interference by the overlapping coverage and they certainly may not be aware of the extent of the problems it's creating.
One thing is certain, without affected viewers making complaints, nothing will happen. Arqiva may also not be aware of the extent of the issue and may well decide to take a look at the problem.
So not only do I disagree with you, but I advise people who are affected to make written complaints as I suggested.
Further down the line, if OFCOM are failing to respond to the issue, then writing to one's MP and the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport would be a line of action.

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Chris.SE's 25 posts Bronze Bronze GB
Thursday, 8 June 2017
10:45 AM

Chris.SE & StevensOnln1:

I have taken the liberty to email Arqiva about the situation with Crystal Palace and Hannington both broadcasting on Channel 29 (538,00 MHz) and as the service areas overlap considerably, many viewers are unable to watch either or both of the That's TV services carried on that multiplex.

I await a response and will communicate what they say, if anything.

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MikeP's 1,490 posts Gold Gold GB
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
2:13 AM

MikeP: Well done, look forward to any response.

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Chris.SE's 25 posts Bronze Bronze GB
10:30 AM

Chris SE:

Usual initial response claiming that it is Ofcom's responsibility but at least they have passed my comment forward to their technical planning team. So I await their reaction.

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MikeP's 1,490 posts Gold Gold GB
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