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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 12 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
 E4, 3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 10 ITV3, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing Quarter,

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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 30 5STAR, 37 Quest, 54 5SELECT, 57 Paramount Network, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Christmas, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, plus 19 others

com7
 H -1.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
Channel icons
67 CBS Reality 1, 82 Vintage TV, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News 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
55 5STAR+1, 64 CBS Action +1, 64 Freesports, 86 More4+1, 86 More4 1, 88 NOW 80s, 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-1718th Apr 2018
aerial groupEEEB EB EWW
600C32com7_local
C34com8
C35C5C5
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCBBBCB
C40+ASDN
C41+DSDNSDNSDN
C42ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4D3+4
C43+2ArqA
C44+CArqAArqAArqA
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCABBCA
C46+BArqB
C47ArqBArqBArqB
700C501
C51_local_local_local
C55com7
C56com8
800C66C4C4C4

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.

Comments
Sunday, 2 January 2011
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mathlin. david
12:03 AM Basingstoke

why is it that at times all digetal channels work perfectly and then whit out any reason suddenly stop working and picture breaks up or message not tuned appears, then in a few hrs time works again .all over xmas period working fine, at 10pm tonight stops working. this is a problem we've had for last 6 months. hannington transmitter. we are in kemptshott, basingstoke rg22 5jq

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011
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Ann
1:22 PM

Although I am on the Midhurst transmitter, I think a great many digital reception problems come down to the changes in weather/pressure throughout the day and these cause the breaking up that you mention David.

What I would like to know is why can I receive one Mux perfectly well and yet, at the same time, another Mux with the same signal strength has zero signal quality and, therefore, no picture? They are all coming from the same transmitter. If the signal strength is the same, why the difference in signal quality? This is not a continuous problem, as I have mentioned above, and can change by the minute.

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TVtuner
6:22 PM

Mr Mathlin, there is nothing from Hannington that would cause your problems as Kempshott area receives a very good signal - possible exception being area near to Pack Lane traffic lights. I expect that either your receiver/TV that is receiving Freeview is faulty or you have a poor signal due to cable or aerial misalignment that is only just working - thus causing it to 'drop over the edge' intermittently.

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Thursday, 6 January 2011
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Ann
1:31 PM

Thank you, Brianist. I have now looked at that. I assume Mux 1 is 64QAM but this is the one we have most problems with.

I assume Mux 2 is the other 'strong' signal. This one is always perfect and the signal quality always 100%. I just can't fathom it out.

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Mike Dimmick
2:02 PM Reading

Ann: Mux 1 is 16QAM 3/4, Mux 2 is 64QAM 2/3. Mux 1 provides the majority of BBC channels (BBC Four/CBeebies are on Mux B), Mux 2 carries ITV1, C4, Five and a few associated channels.

The raw signal strength means pretty much nothing. If two people are talking quietly at the same time, the overall volume level might be the same as someone talking loudly, but you won't be able to work out what either of them are saying. What's important is the level of interfering signals, and that depends on where you are and whether the signals are reflecting - echoing - off any surfaces between you and the transmitter.

The signal levels are always subject to 'fading' - changes in the air pressure, temperature and humidity affect how the signals travel through the air, just as fog affects transmission of light (which, after all, is just another electromagnetic wave, just with a much higher frequency). It can affect different frequencies by different amounts, or the transmitter causing interference on one frequency may not use the other frequency at all.

Digital UK's predictions are made on the basis of the known variation in fading and the predicted signal levels arrive at a given point from all transmitters in their system. It actually predicts no service from any transmitter for you at the moment. You should get best results from Rowridge (vertical polarization) after switchover in 2012. The predicted coverage from Midhurst is poor.

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Ann
5:17 PM

Thank you, Mike. How strange that Muxes 1 and 2 are not both 64QAM, though. Which is the other 16QAM Mux? I hazard a guess that it is Mux C, since this is the other one we have problems with, albeit not as much as Mux 1.

The problem we have is that there is a hill immediately behind us and so we do not receive as good a picture from Rowridge as the one from Midhurst, although everything indicates that we should - the predictors just don't seem to know about the hill! Although an automatic tune picks up channel 34 from Rowridge for Mux 1b because the signal is stronger, channel 56 from Midhurst gives better signal quality and so I manually tune to that.

I remember you saying before, that channel 34 from Rowridge and 34 from Heathfield may cause interference, but is there anything else that uses 56 which may be the cause of our Midhurst problems?

As you say, the Digital UK predictor says we will not receive coverage from Midhurst. Is that because switchover will make it worse for us or do they think that we already cannot get any?

Are you saying that things will be no better for us after switchover - or even worse?

I know this should really be on the Midhurst thread, so apologies to all. Thanks for taking the time to help.

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Ann's 66 posts Bronze Bronze GB
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ann
6:41 PM Waterlooville

It appears that Horndean transmitter uses
channel 56 for analogue BBC1. Is this our problem, do you think?

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Monday, 17 January 2011
B
Bob
2:03 PM Fleet

Does anyone know whether it is still the intention to complete Hannington's coverage to the East after DSO?

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Briantist
2:17 PM

Bob: Of course, after switchover the digital coverage will match the old analogue coverage area.

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