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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
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

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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.

Saturday, 8 September 2012
8:55 AM

I live in Hythe and receive my tv signal from the Basingsotke direction. Since tv change over there has been poor or no reception in the early mornings 0600 to 0900. Later in the day there is good reception. Is there any reason for this caused by work at the transmitter?

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F.Miners's 1 post GB flag
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Sunday, 9 September 2012
11:06 PM


The problem is probably caused by changing atmospheric conditions during the day - particularly over Winchester. You've only just got line-of-sight to Hannington and you might do better to get your signal from the vertically polarised transmitter at Rowbridge.

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RichardS's 18 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 12 September 2012

5:59 PM


This is precisely why I am so curious. There appears to be no reason why ArqA and ArqB should be different at all, however with ArqA we get virtually perfect signal, with ArqB when we pick them they tend to appear perfect for approximately 30 seconds. At that point they start to break up and within seconds they are unwatchable - they stay this way till you change the channel and come back.

Thanks for any thoughts (I am writing this with my laptop on my knee, which means it cannot be the laptop (I didnt have a reason but thought it might be something tod o with it((


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tim's 40 posts GB flag
Monday, 24 September 2012
6:21 PM

I'm Highclere: RG209RY 6 miles from Hannington, loft, log periodic, direct line of sight, 100% signal quality most of the time. Suddenly at weekend I lost ITV1, ITV4 etc. on mux 2 and my Humax 9200T has retuned, very unhelpfully, to Crystal Palace which is "blocky". (Amazing I get a picture at all from CP at that range). Done another retune and it's still finding CP in pref. to Hann. again on mux 2 and tuning to that. So my question is, is this a Hannington "Engineering works" and/or glitch issue or an issue with my Humax trying to be too clever and messing me up. Thoughts welcome :-)
p.s. The manual tuning process on this beast is an absolute nightmare, since it doesn't give you the ability to choose between two or more signals from different Tx's it just picks the first one it finds.

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Simon's 1 post GB flag

9:28 PM

Simon: Are you sure that its a 9200T? as it only has an automatic "software" updating facility and not channel updating.

However, you should try removing the aerial and follow this by carrying out an auto-tune for purposes of blanking the tuners memory, then once complete reconnect the aerial and on the options of the left hand side of the screen select "installation" (password 0000) and then select "manual" tune.

You will see a channel number entered in the bar on the top, click the right arrow on the large centre selection button and the channel numbers will now appear, then using the up down arrows run up or down the list to Ch45 and press OK and the number will then be in the box, immediately it does the signal strength / quality of that channel will appear and so using the down arrow select and press search.

Once done select to store.

Repeat this process until all five muxes from Hannington are captured and stored.

Channels used by Hannington: 45(BBC) - 42(ITV) - 41(ITV3) - 44(ArqA) - 47(ArqB)

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag

9:37 PM

Simon: Meant also to add, that whilst in the installation menu you should disable the auto software update facility as well as the regular same, that being the one that has 4.00 as the default setting.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Monday, 1 October 2012
Stephen Harding
11:40 AM

Can anyone tell me the DVB service IDs for the Hannington transmitter?

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Nick Bayes
2:04 PM

Roof aerial aimed at Hannington. Sometime in September I lost all HD channels on my LG TV built-in Freeview HD. No amount of retuning will bring them back!!

Tried manually retuning and all channels show signal strenth of circa 98% & quality of circa 100% except channel 39!! Signal strength varies between 0% & 58% and quality 0% & circa 2%.

Prior to this I was receiving all HD channels perfectly. Checked the aerial and it does not seem to have moved.

Spoken to LG and they think it is down to the transmitter, which is undergoing engineering work.

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Monday, 22 October 2012
Eleanor Flintoff
2:01 PM

I live in Reading and my freeview has been on the blink for about 3 weeks now. it is so bad we cant watch it. it's really crackly and cuts out all the time or has no sound. Have checked wires and unplugged/re-plugged everything and it has no effect. Is there something wrong with the transmitter at the moment. We're east of central Reading.

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Eleanor Flintoff's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 26 October 2012
9:28 PM

I have recently started to get additional channels to the limited selection from the Haslemere repeater. My TV labels these channels 800, 801, etc. which are poorly received BBC MuxA channels on UHF channel 45. The only near transmitter with MuxA on 45 horizontal polarized is Hannington. It seems unlikely that I am receiving borderline transmission from Hannington as my aerial is pointing North from Camelsdale and is vertical Polarized. But where else could the signal it be from? could the polarization be rotated by glancing reflection from a hillside?

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