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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?

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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.

Friday, 26 October 2012
Dave Lindsay

10:18 PM

David: Possibly.

However the COM channels (those that don't broadcast from the Haslemere relay) are at half-power to the PSBs from Hannington. Also, so they can get more shopping channels in, they use a less robust mode. This is akin to being more fragile than the PSBs. So don't get too excited.

Unfortunately the Haslemere relay uses the same three channels as Crystal Palace uses for its COMs which "may" have otherwise have been available.

If you decide to have a shot at Hannington, then without doubt, you need a Group B aerial:

Hannington Transmitter

Reception could be intermittent because you're receiving over the brow of the hill.

Haslemere relays Midhurst which carries BBC South and ITV Meridian Southampton. Hannington carries BBC South and ITV Meridian North. "If" you can receive the COM channels from Hannington, you could combine that aerial with the current one to give you the ITV Meridian Southampton and the COMs.

It really is a long shot and I'm not an aerial installer so I wouldn't like to comment on your chances other than to say that you will be lucky if you do get them!

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Sunday, 18 November 2012
8:04 PM

Hi,Sean here, I'm experiencing problems receiving TV from Hannington i have checked that my Ariel is working which it is and its pointing the right direction too and i have also contacted one of my friends who is good with this sort of stuff and he cant see why it inst working either as all i get on the TV is sound and the picture dosen't come through properly my neighbors are also experiencing this problem if anyone has a soullution to this please let me know and i woul be verry great full.

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sean's 2 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 20 November 2012
Mr T
1:32 PM


We seem to have had all our BBCA (multiplex) channels become heavily pixelated and the sound badly affected too, such that the whole program stutters to a freeze, since 17th Nov. I'll check with the neighbours, but assume they are not experiencing these problems, as no engineering reports have been posted. Could it be that our 3 year old antenna has developed a faulty connection affecting its attenuation only on this one multiplex(eg water ingress)? I don't want to call in the aerial guys and be charged a call out fee for nothing.

Many thanks

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Mr T's 3 posts GB flag
jamie stevens

3:23 PM



The fact that your neighbour has the same problem rules out any issue with your tv.

Is the problems still current?

Is the sound perfect or distorted?

Is the problem affecting more than one tv in the house?

what is your location?



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jamie stevens's 207 posts GB flag
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11:50 PM


In addition to Jamie Stevens questions:

Is the problem on all channels or just some?

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madick's 18 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Andrew Tegala
2:38 PM

I live in a block of flats in Slough. I should pick up BBC London from Crystal Palace but my roof aerial is pointed towards Hannington, so therefore I get BBC South. Would it be worth retuning my Humax HDR-T2-Fox manually to CP or just stick with reception from Hannington?

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Dave Lindsay

3:08 PM

Andrew Tegala: I don't understand the question.

If your aerial points to Hannington then it has been installed to pick up signals from Hannington. If you "should" do anything, then surely you should use your aerial as it was designed.

If you would prefer to watch London programming then clearly you would have to consult with the person or body responsible for the aerial system although it would mean that everyone else in the block will also have change their regional programming unless a second aerial is fitted in order to give viewers choice.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Thursday, 22 November 2012

8:05 PM

Andrew Tegala: As Dave says, there might be a reason why it's pointing towards Hannington, but it seems like you should get a signal from both - you could also try manual retuning into the Crystal Palace channel numbers (UHF 23/26 would give you the London BBC/ITV1 regional services).

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Michael's 358 posts GB flag
Friday, 23 November 2012
9:14 PM

Hi Jamie my location is Andover so in the Hannington area and the sound is crystal clear its the picture

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Saturday, 24 November 2012
Mr T
5:31 PM

Update FYI - it turned out to be my old analogue DVD recorder which has the antenna cable pass in to and out of if. Interestingly, it's never powered up, so I assume there's some very, very simple cabling going on inside there that's failed. Adept Aerials found it in minutes, and confirmed my signal was more than good enough for Freeview HD, so now I have no excuse not to buy a replacemnt PVR :^)

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