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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
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 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, 106 BBC Four HD, 109 BBC Three HD, 204 CBBC HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 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 MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 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 Aljazeera English, plus 19 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018
EEEB E TW T
C32com7
C34com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C40SDN
C41SDN
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C43ArqA
C44ArqA
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C46ArqB
C47ArqB
C51tv_off_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

Comments
Thursday, 26 April 2012
G
graham Paterson
5:44 PM
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Thanks again, Adam. That looks good - I'll call them tomorrow! Re the "2 aerials" possibility, the first time the guys came (some months ago - no charge - good of them) they did mention 2 aerials as a possib, but warned that sometimes the one aerial "shades" the other - ie interferes with the signal from the other.

I think we'd not need Crystal Palace at all in the future - other than if the Hannington signal was "shaky" for receiving all our usual progs - in which case, we might stick with CP, but if the Hannington signal was strong enough to enable us to get South Today, we might ask the guys to install the 2nd aerial- although that's a lot of extra work and cost for a 10-minute 6-nightly opt-out!.....although I guess ITV Meridien in HD might be a bonus!

Main reason for seeking South Today is a. we used to be able to receive it pre-Freeview, and b. BBC London's opt-out seems to have nothing but crime, arrests and other mal-doing (perhaps that's the way the world is!) whereas South Today has a much more regional/local flavour.......and I don't think I'm the first to express this!

Renewed thanks and best regards,

Graham

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Adrian
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7:14 PM
Wokingham

Tim:

What cables are you using at the moment?
If you have any marked with 3C2V or 3C-2V, then replace them with RG59 cables.
I think you need to get in touch with a LOCAL aerial services supplier for their assistance. You may actually get a better signal from Crystal Palace - even though my aerial points to Hannington, I can sometimes
get a manual search on channel 23 to find some of the BBC channels from Crystal Palace.


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tim
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11:20 PM

Hi Adrian
Nope, just got a cheap adapter male to male. Now have the full range of channels I had on one device on two. Coms 5 appears to have been turned up (or perhaps its just not windy or something, but it is coming through clearly)

Coms4 and 6 are missing but I can live with that, and they may appear over time anyway

Thanks for your suggestions,

tim

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tim
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11:48 PM

Adrian
Sorry, also PbS2 (ITV channel 4 and 5).

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Friday, 27 April 2012
Andy Fraser
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

12:41 PM

tim: I also live in Fleet and I have a full set of channels from Hannington, including HD, all at a very good level.

I suspect that your aerial may be the wrong band and/or pointing in the wrong direction. Otherwise, there may be a problem with the downlead or connections.

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Andy Fraser
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1:04 PM

I should add that I have a group B aerial feeding a 4-way passive splitter.

There are no boosters in my system, although I used to have a 4 output, 15dB mast-head amplifier in the loft, before DSO.

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Adrian
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2:10 PM
Wokingham

Andy:

You have a 4-way splitter and still get a decent signal WITHOUT any booster/amoplifier? That's pretty good.

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Saturday, 28 April 2012
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tim
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2:43 PM

Andy, which direction do you have your ariel pointing? we actually live in church crookham (its only just down the road but it seems to make a huge difference- would it mean that we should be served by a different relay?)

I am finding it very odd, because while switchover is meant to be completed, it doesnt appear to be for us.

PBS2 appeared on the channel list this morning. While none of the channels appear to have yet been activated, it looks like we may get them soon.

I thought switchover was meant to be completed for this area though, which is why I am confused by this drip drip of muxes being added to our channel lineup

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Monday, 30 April 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:30 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Over the next week Hannington main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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10:30 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Over the next week Hannington main transmitter: TV (digital) Liable to interruption, Radio (analogue) Possible weak signal, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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