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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, 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, 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
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 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.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012
Steve Latham
9:50 AM

I live in Hedge End, Southampton and receive Freeview via the Hannington transmitter. Reception is OK most of the time but the last 2 or 3 days I have lost signal in the morning. Bad pixellation or complete loss on some channels, BBC and ITV for short periods. I am presuming it may be weather related but is there anything I can do about it.?

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Francis Farrar

12:54 PM

Steve Latham. If things are OK most of the time, your signal is probably on the edge & just using a 15 to 20dB signal preamp will probably make enough difference for a small price. Try Maplin etc. for preamp.

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Francis Farrar's 25 posts GB flag
4:17 PM

D Ferguson.

As Mark Fletcher suggests, the problem you are experiencing could be due atmospherics.

If so then:
A) You'd expect see some difference in quality between daytime and nighttime reception - not necessarily just on Channel 45 (BBCA) but also on adjacent channels (Channel 44 - ArqA - shows Dave, Sky News plus other things that I don't watch!)

B) Your neighbours (within a few hundred yards) will be experiencing similar problems. Try asking them?

C) There is nothing you do about it, except point a Group A aerial in the opposite direction (towards London, rather than towards the end of your Close) and receive from Crystal Palace instead. (Actually I'm surprised you're using Hannington rather Crystal Palace - superficially, at your location, the figures for the latter look better than those for the former.)

If it's not atmospherics, then its probably a TV tuning problem - anything with computer chip in it (such as digital TV) can throw random glitches (such as deleting channel information) for unexplainable reasons. (It's what keeps the IT industry going!) Similar problems can be caused by small children or elderly relatives with a remote control, so try its worth trying a re-tune.

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RichardS's 18 posts GB flag
Beryl Foote
6:06 PM

ok thanks
A I'll check
B They all use Sky
C I am near the roundabout, I can see Hannington, I can't see Crystal Palace. Also I want South Today not London news

I'll try a retune, there aren't any children meddling with the remote! But it did affect both tv's suggesting something to do with the aerial or beyond

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Beryl Foote's 4 posts GB flag
10:44 PM

Beryl Foote

My reply above (4:17pm)was addressed to D Ferguson (24th July 08:50), not to you. In your case it's certainly NOT the TV. To have two TV sets fail in the same way at the same time is very, very improbable. Also, at your location, I wouldn't suggest any transmitter other than Hannington.

I thought from your second post (25th July 09:19)that the problem had resolved itself? Are you still losing reception on all channels?

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RichardS's 18 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
4:54 PM

aerial is on the roof, we have always received a good signal now we are receiving good sometimes average and sometimes not at all!

in view of our location should we perhaps think about I.O.W ?

or should I be still receiving good signals from basingstoke but you have problems?

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Paul's 3 posts EU flag
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Mark Fletcher

6:29 PM

Paul.Hythe,SO45 6JG.First of all is it the radio or TV signals that is causing you the difficulties as judging by your two previous comments both were posted on the Basingstoke DAB radio transmitter page and this one on Hannington main TV transmitter page.
If it is TV related is your aerial polarised horizontally facing Hannington,or polarised vertically facing Salisbury major relay.Also what is the colour tip or your aerial if you can identify this as such,as if you decide to realign the aerial to Rowridge you will need to either change your aerial as Rowridge main transmitter is an all group A mast (red tipped group A aerials preferably will need to be used here),or consider diplexing your aerial (using a second antenna) with your current one facing either Hannington or Salisbury with a second antenna pointing to Rowridge.

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Mark Fletcher's 673 posts GB flag
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Friday, 24 August 2012

4:46 PM

Any thoughts on having problems with just one multiplex (coms 6 ARQ b), all others come through perfectly.

We dont have a freeview hd box, but all other multiplexes come through perfectly without any problem.

Coms 6 is totally variable. Sometimes the signal comes through perfectly, sometimes you get no signal at all.

Has anyone got any thoughts about how 1 multiplex can be so variable without affecting any others (coms 5 is sent out at the same power, according to the information at the top of the page, could the relay be broadcasting this multiplex at less power than the others?).

I'm just trying to work out if this multiplex is bad for a reason or if it is a problem in my house. I havent been able to ask people around me as they all pay for their tv (it was only at switch over that you were able to get any freeview in our vicinity at all).

I just cant understand why all the other commercial multiplexes broadcasting at the same strength, come through perfectly but this one is most of the time unwatchable (though occasionally it is fine).

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tim's 40 posts GB flag
Dave Lindsay

5:02 PM

tim: Without having any idea of where you are it is impossible to answer the questions.

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Mark Fletcher

5:50 PM

Dave Lindsay.Tim's postcode is GU52 6ES,in Fleet,Hampshire.
Tim.I would look up single frequency interference as a likely culprit for your ongoing problem with the ArqB multiplex from Hannington on frequency 47.

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