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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) mast?

Hannington transmitter - Hannington transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 27/11/2023 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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.

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-50,000W
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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, plus 17 others

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-50,000W
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3 ITV 1 (SD) (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley 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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-50,000W
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46 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD South, 102 BBC Two HD England, 103 ITV 1 HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 38 Channel 5 +1, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's Christmas, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! christmas mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others

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?

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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.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Dave Lindsay

4:24 PM

B.K.Brown: COM5 will increase on 4th April and the other two will go up on 18th April.

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Mike Dimmick

6:03 PM

Paul P: Many boxes get confused if they have services stored from more than one transmitter. The solution seems to be to ensure that you only have services from one.

To do this, you completely clear out the channel lists ("first time installation" is recommended), then just tune in the transmitter you want - use manual search, and use the frequencies at the top of this page.

If you're in the north-east to south-east sector, e.g. in east Berkshire or north Hampshire, you may find that you can't yet get the commercial multiplexes from Hannington. In that case, you should tune back to Crystal Palace.

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Friday, 2 March 2012
Paul P
8:09 AM

Thanks for your help Mike. I re started the box as factory default settings and this cured the problem and cleared out it's confusion. EPG now working fine.

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Paul Robinson
2:16 PM

I have two freeview receivers (one embedded in a Daewoo DLT20W TV and the other stand alone unit recently purchased), and neither will pick up the BBC red button and digital teletex service. The Daewoo used to work fine before the switchover, but even though I have run the initial installation option, and tried autotune without the RF connection to reset the channel list prior to a full autotune, I still do not have this service. Teletext on the Daewoo with other services like ITV1 works OK, it's just the BBC service, but there are no text services at all on the stand alone freeview box.

Any advice would be greatfully received.


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Saturday, 3 March 2012
FJC Farrar

1:19 PM

jb38: There is another "Trading Standards" situation with some TVs with Brand names most have never heard of. These are sneakily marketed as HD TV's by containing the relevant decoders (cheap); but not displays with the capability (expensive) to match. In other words: Yes, they can show HD pictures - but only in Standard Resolution and sometimes worse than that.
Not so very important with small-screen TVs, but not exactly a big-screen bargain!

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Sunday, 4 March 2012
Roger Whitman
4:02 PM

I have a Panasoc TV + Humax-FOX2. My loft aerial is directed at Rowbridge on a compass bearing. An automatic search in the Humax finds channels from Hannington as well as Rowbridge and viewing via both transmitters causes severe blocking etc. A manual search on Rowbridge channels 28;30;32;33;37 appears to have cured this but I have lost HD! Willo March 7 redoing the above manual search bring back the HD, or is there a better way? When using the automatice search above the EPG recording schedule often returns TWO choices for the same program!! Rregards, Roger Whitman

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4:34 PM

I just want to watch Sky Sports 1. Rubbish/no reception today so I rescan. Both are missing but Film4 turns up on 537 MHZ. Thats not listed as a Hannington frequency. Any ideas what thats about? Also Sky Sports 1/2 has worked but not last couple of days. Any ideas again? I'm in Fleet. Do I just have to wait until 4th April?

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5:03 PM

hi having prob with bbc chanels ?
all outher digital chanels are good and strong , we have never had good tv in this house on analog espesaly when windy [we have a good few large trees around ,have retuned a few times ,some time we get all bbc and outhers none bbc chanels [rg7 5tt, on hill]i am going to put a new arial and cable up BUT what one to use we are 7.3 miles away from hannington and a neighbour [4 hundred yards away] has been told he has to strong a signal

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5:23 PM

Roger Whitman: HD reception from Rowridge is not shown as being possible until March 21st at switchover stage 2, and the HD service will be transmitting bon Mux Ch21.

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