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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, plus 17 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, 107 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! action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Mix, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 Sky Arts, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 65 That's TV 2, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 90s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others

 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies extra, 63 GREAT! romance mix, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 18 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.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

11:26 PM

Without your postcode it's impossible to even start with any advice. You could be tuned to the wrong transmitter, you may have an aerial or cable problem. Don't know if you have an aerial amplifier, how many sockets does it feed? Is the problems the same on all TV's or from all the sockets? etc etc.

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Chris.SE's 251 posts GB flag
Saturday, 1 December 2012
7:46 AM

Chris as i said above it has been happening to my neighbors too and the signal seems to be perfectly fine now i figured out the problem it was to do with other neighbors were having electrical works done and it was interfering with the signal but now im getting perfect signal from Hannington so its all fine but thanks anyway.

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sean's 3 posts GB flag
Saturday, 5 January 2013

12:34 PM

danny: G.O.L.D is a subscription service.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Savell Martin
3:18 PM

How do you find your symbol rate?
Hannington is my transmitter for RG2 0FW.
But I need to set it up in TvHeadEnd, and I dont know what the Symbol (baud) rate is?
Also the Delivery system?
And constellation?

Thanks :)

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Monday, 8 April 2013
Nicola Baker
6:49 PM

We are in kidlington, Oxon and for the last six months one of our tuners keeps changing to this transmitter (berks and north hants) our nearest transmitter is mendip and we have a perfect signal. Please note we have two different freeview boxes and both are doing this. We have had someone out to check the aerial and he has done some work but is baffled by this. We keep retuning until both boxes are on the nearest transmitter but at some point they both change one tuner back to this transmitter.

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Nicola Baker's 8 posts GB flag
Nicola Baker
7:55 PM

Nicola Baker: My local transmitter is oxford not mendip, I am having a ditzy moment

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Nicola Baker's 8 posts GB flag

8:25 PM

Nicola Baker: I was wondering about that! because using Kidlington post office as a test indicates that the Oxford transmitter is located at only about six miles away from you, and which in theory dependant on the aerial system being used, could result in your TV or boxes tuner suffering from the effects of being overloaded by an excessively strong signal and something which is capable of causing all sorts of odd problems.

Should you have any form of booster in line with your aerial then for a test try bypassing it, because once that Oxfords six muxes (inc HD) have been manually tuned in then they cannot change on their own.

Oxford's channels being /

53 - 60 - 57(HD) - 62 -59 - 55

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 9 April 2013

9:08 PM

Nicola Baker: Do the receivers in question have a facility to automatically re-tune, either at regular intervals or when a re-tune prompt is detected? If so, as Hannington uses lower frequencies than Oxford its muxes are found first during the scan. Consequently these muxes will be stored and the EPG slots filled. What happens when the scan reaches the Oxford frequencies depends on the design of the box. Mux BBCA, for example, will be detected as carrying a different region to BBCA from Hannington, so either BBC1 Oxford alone, or all the channels in the Oxford mux will be stored in the 800s. An identical mux, such as SDN will often either be ignored as a duplicate, or because the signal strength or quality is better than the Hannington version already stored, will then be stored instead of the Hannington version in the normal positions in the channel list. You could well find the COM muxes are quite randomly chosen from either Oxford or Hannington after each retune! Some boxes offer an option to turn off the automatic re-tuning facility.

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KMJ,Derby's 1,811 posts GB flag
Sunday, 14 April 2013
9:00 PM

Is there a new problem with Hannington - reduced power perhaps?
We have to use this TX as we can't see Rowridge (large hill in the way): normally we get good Freview quality at about 60% indicated strength.
Today we're seeing frequent (every 10-30s) reductions in quality (50%) with major impact on sound and pixellation.
Tested with 2 different TVs and 2 PVRs.
Could be our end, hence the question.

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