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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.

 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, 28 ITVBe, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-50,000W
Channel icons
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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 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, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 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! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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.

Monday, 23 April 2012

5:44 PM


Yes I have done what you suggest. I carried that out earlier this week. That was quite nice as it has rearranged the channels into the correct order which before didnt happen.

You may well be correct. Would this show up on the power check feature on the recorder? I have gone through each of the channels that should be broadcasting other multiplexes. These are all reading absolute 0 (bar one which flickered for a fraction of a second on 18% before giving 0). If it were the case that the signal was now too high, should these readings (which are only to do with signal strength not what is on the signal) come out as zero?


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tim's 40 posts GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

6:30 PM

tim: If the receiver is overloaded with signal, then the signal strength readings will be likely to be misleading.

That is because the circuitry is overwhelmed by the signal, it can't function normally.

The fact that there is an initial blip of 18% and then nothing could give rise to the theory that the signal level is too high.

Try putting less signal into the TV. For example, remove the aerial lead and hold the plug close (a centimetre or so away). The aim is to loose a bit of signal. Bear in mind that the receiver may take 10 or more seconds to adjust to your change, so wait.

Or as I said above, try removing the outer part of the plug (if it's a screw-together one).

When you do this, observe the signal strength meter and see if it increases.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

11:28 PM


Just a thought. With the system I have, the lead from the aerial into my freeview recorder. I then have a lead going from the out socket to my TV. It was my understanding that this means that my tv would get significantly weaker signal?

If this is the case it cant be that the signal is too strong, as on my tv I dont get any channels at all (including channels from PBS1).

Would this rule out the signal being to strong?

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tim's 40 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Dave Lindsay

12:24 AM

tim: Where a signal is split using an unpowered splitter (i.e. no amplification), then it stands to reason that the strength of the two outputs must be less than that of the one input.

However, where an aerial lead "loops through" a device, the signal is amplified to counteract the loss caused by splitting it.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag

4:19 PM


Presumably your Freeview recorder also has reception problems in the same way as your TV?

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Adrian's 56 posts SE flag
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5:46 PM

yep, identical. Due to the fact that it finally allows us to record things when we are not here again, we have the cable going into the recorder rather than the tv (it then goes from the recorder to the tv as we have had it before but it seems signal is not strong enough for that)

I have no idea whether the tv would have recieved coms5 for the few days that it was available, as I did not try it during that period.

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tim's 40 posts GB flag
11:37 PM

ITV-1 (Ch.3) still glitching off, no signal for 2-3 seconds then Ok again from Farnborough GU14.

Is the airport messing about with some new equipment that upsets just this one channel?
(Should have built housing on that damn site!).

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Dennis's 7 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 25 April 2012

8:08 AM


Have you checked with your neighbours to see if they are having the same problems?

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Stuart Tier
5:34 PM

Got a new screen message today advising I will lose channels on May 5th and to retune (again!!!). I've seen firmware over the airwaves updates listed for around this time, but these don't relate to my TV model. Any ideas on what will be lost or changing?

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6:13 PM

Stuart Tier: Just checked on Hannington as well as other stations that you could be receiving from and do not see any event taking place on the date you have mentioned.

I would be inclined to treat the message as an error.

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