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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-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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-50,000W
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56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
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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 Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
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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 9 others

 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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.

Thursday, 5 April 2012
2:05 PM

The MUX power increase on 4th April came through perfectly, eventually by the afternoon.
Despite what the Hannington Freeview list shows the MUX that changed on 4th April was ARQA on channel 44 NOT SDN on channel 41!
It had to be ch44 as that was the channel that was the first of the three to be freed-up from the Guildford transmitter (MUX2 ...going to ch49; this will then change to D3+4 and go to ch46 on 18th April)
Channels 41 and 47 are still awaiting their power increase on 18th April from Hannington.

This can all be seen on the GUILDFORD Freeview page.
Just to be clear:
Ch41 is used for MUXA (SDN)and will go to Ch48;
Ch47 is used for MUXC (ARQA) and will go to ch52; both on 18th April.

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Lance's 12 posts GB

5:03 PM


Yes, you correct about C44 on Hannington.
However, the top of this page currently shows C44 at 10KW, described as 'Very low' and C41 at 25KW, described as 'Above average', which is obviously not right.

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Adrian's 56 posts GB
Pedro dd

9:31 PM

I'm getting all the multiplexes absolutely perfectly except ch41 and 47?

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Pedro dd's 101 posts GB
Pedro dd

9:34 PM

It's Guildford.

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Pedro dd's 101 posts GB

10:37 PM

Pedro DD:

Ch41 and Ch47 from Hsnnington are being transmitted at a much lower power than Ch39, 42, 44 and 45 until the 18th April.

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Adrian's 56 posts GB
Saturday, 7 April 2012

10:17 AM

Crystal Palace someone has suggested the final power on all muxes will be 200kw if so what will be the Final Power on Hannington after 18th .


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Tony's 30 posts GB

12:23 PM


For Ch41, 44 and 47, I think the max. power after the 18th April will be 25Kw. Ch44 is already at 25Kw.
Ch 39, 42 and 45 will be 50Kw.

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Adrian's 56 posts GB
2:36 PM

tim wellby

people in Odiham are having a similar problem on ch.42 with breakup and bad pixelation,hope this ceases to be a problem on 18th....also i live in brookwood and on dso i lost itv not bbc2

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trevor's 8 posts GB

5:10 PM


Ch42 on Hannington is already at max. power.
Only ch41 and 47 will increase in power on the 18th April. I've just checked on my TV now, and ch42 is 100% for both signal strength and quality.

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Adrian's 56 posts GB

6:01 PM

trevor: You are predicted as being able to have far in away better reception from Crystal Palace (especially from the 18th) over that of Hannington, as Hannington's main PSB transmitters although indicating good leave a little to be desired, and with the commercial muxes not indicated at as being able to provide signals above the status of poor at any time, this right into the future.

Adrian on the other hand and who has just replied to you, IS indicated as being in a position where Hannington is the best, and with Crystal Palace taking second place.

Obviously local conditions (obstructions etc) might well be applying in these areas and predictors don't necessarily take this type of situation into account, but that's the predictions seen for the code provided.

Just purely for a test, although Crystal Palace is about 40 degrees out from the rear of your aerial you should give CP's high powered (200kw) BBC1 a manual tune test to see the level indicated, it being on Ch23.

By the way on most equipment, if you go into the manual tuning screen as soon as you enter the channel number you intend to scan its level will immediately be indicated, this without actually having to scan it.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
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