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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

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, 27 September 2013
Andrew Sheppard
7:53 PM

No it's not working correctly. We have had problems with poor signal since Monday and now lost all Itv channels completely.

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erica bihari
8:27 PM

here we go again.3rd email.would not be surprised if they are deleted .after all, the political/legal/medical/priv ent is doing it why not this site.Anyway picture breakup yet 25miles from IOW tmttr which i think is 20000 watts or similar, % miles of the parh is sea. No buildings round here much.120 ft asl open aspect to IOW cept for trees which we avoid by going in between.Tried 3 ants, the last one cost 34 pounds.Got 71 eles.Still only half signal with zero often on some freqs .Have tried moving all over this place and even outside only get three LEDs on the sig meter.(cheapo 9.99). New downlead not crap.Tried horiz with a bit improvement.Tried prof sig meter made by Pye used by bbc. The only good signal is at 200/220 megs which i reckon is DAB or something.WE JUST HAD A SHOCK TODAY- went over to neighbour 50ft away whose small bungalow is just off the signal path by about 20ft.Asked her do you get any tv signal probs as we could not see a gigantic yagi on the outside.She said no probs.We said how do you do it.She said look over there.On top of the c-heating radiator was a pound shop thing, its not an amp. To get there the signal passes thro 3 walls.Weve got 30pp notes made over a month to do with propagatio/ohms law/capacitance/impedance/digital and analogue signals/antenna construction/basic elektronics 6 vols/30 other books electronics/3 yagis/200 ft roll 75 ohm cable/uhf frequency meter by lowe/a new 32in tv from tesco with an analogue freeview built in 1080 resolution. The woman neighbour would not know or recog a sine wave from a lampost.So please explain the justice of life.If you can.Cos weve just about had enough.And the police violent threats dont help either.Yours exhausted- (29/9/13) @20.14. Nearly Forgot- We are getting needle bending signals on 145 megs from IOW of only 100 w.And similar strength and more from portsmouth. They are using simple dipoles at ground level not 200 ft masts with 20000w so what heck is goin on.The antennas we use are not yagis they are a bit of 2meter long wire as a vertical.Same distance same trees same location same path.Better brains.??

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John Pontet
8:28 PM

Following my post on Tuesday 24th September, signal is lost in Liphook tonight for the second time this week. This is not a home equipment problem but a transmitter problem.

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andy brough
9:05 PM

2nd night of interupted signal in the Alresford area

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andy brough's 2 posts GB flag
9:30 PM

Lost signal again tonight in SP5. Retuned for the 5th time this week. Who do we contact about this on going issue with the hannington transmitter?


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Ian Blake
9:33 PM

Signal is lost in Liphook again tonight third time this week what is going on. Hannington transmitter still saying no problems.

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jamie stevens

9:36 PM

Ian Blake:

Was your system working correctly yesterday and the day before?

I had a service call in hindhead on a system using hannington and reception was working perfectly well during the times above.

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9:37 PM

John Pontet: What you have reported does not suggest to me that the problem is in anyway connected with the transmitter as after all there are six transmitters involved, but is much more likely being caused by exactly the same reason that is responsible for numerous other viewers being plagued, insomuch as the result of the continuing high pressure allowing reception from distant transmitters operating on the same frequencies as used by Hannington and which are corrupting the data stream of the channels from said station thereby killing reception.

Another aspect of your reception from Hannington that wont help the situation is the fact that the signal is partially obstructed at just under 12 miles away, this meaning that reception is via an element of diffraction (signal bending) and with this being something which causes the signal to be more vulnerable to being interfered with.

You can see what I am referring to by opening the link.

Terrain between ( m a.g.l.) and (antenna m a.g.l.) - Optimising UK DTT Freeview and Radio aerial location

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sheila brown
9:40 PM

live in west end Southampton. my tv been breaking up mornings and evenings. 21.37 now still breaking up like a jigsaw. why?

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jamie stevens

9:41 PM


leave it to the professionals.


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