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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, 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.

Saturday, 28 September 2013
8:21 AM

Get in contact with these people and complain

at800 | 4G & Freeview | 4G Interference | 4G Filters | at 800 MHz

For those in the SO postcode areas there is a 4G transmitter in Southampton of which coverage is close to my home. They list our area as not affected but I think they have to provide a filter if there is any possibility of interference

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Mark's 4 posts GB flag
9:42 AM

Hedge end (SO30) resident here - our TV reports both signal strength and quality, and yesterday evening it hovered around 0 signal quality, but the same signal strength, and we had no service.

Exactly the same behaviour as when we had interference on our end a year ago due to an unshielded fly lead and HDMI cable, but with those issues ruled out, I believe it was external interference this time.

This morning - all back to normal hovering around 100% signal quality!

Suspect there was something going on, wonder if it could be 4G testing overnight...

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Neil's 2 posts GB flag
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9:47 AM

And it continues into the w/e - no signal in Liphook. Something has definitely changed since midweek - and please don't tell me this is high pressure related - we've had high pressure points at other times of the year with no issus. If Hannington are reporting no issues someone needs to start joining the dots and looking at the 4G links - which rather coincidentally started testing this week too. Anyhow I'm no expert but when enough people start experiencing a problem someone needs to look at it. I'm assuming this is the correct site to ask for this.

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Mr Melvyn Parker
11:37 AM

Have been having poor signals and reception for the past week on digital and freeview. Friday 27th was extremely bad with most channels gone completely for most of the day.Had an aerial engineer check my system and no fault was found he suspects it to be the transmitter. Our post code is SO30 3JQ. There are many in our area with the same problem so please advise what you are doing about it.

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Mr Melvyn Parker's 1 post GB flag
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11:50 AM

I've sent an email to at800 based on the link Mark provided above. Hopefully if several people do this from the Southampton/West End/Hedge End area, they will investigate.

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Neil's 2 posts GB flag
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12:33 PM

We are in Southampton (SO18 area) and suffering same transmission problems. Have sent complaint to at800 as suggested so hope this will help

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Lynne's 2 posts GB flag
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Judith Ralph
1:22 PM

Problems are due to atmospheric pressure...
Hi all. We live in North Dorset and for some reason get our signal from Rowridge transmitter on the I of W. I have managed to get through to the broadcast dept (who only talk to the broadcast companies, not to the general public) of Arqiva who own and manage the Rowridge transmitter. He says ( as did digitalUK) that the mast is working ok, but the signal is badly affected by high pressure. Not a meteorologist so cannot explain why this particular high pressure is causing problems...
This explains our local TV shop's signal screen, which shows sort of adequate signal for BBC but 0 /zero quality. The owner says BBC now the main problem, other channels not so bad.
Is there freak weather on the I of W?!

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Judith Ralph's 2 posts GB flag
3:00 PM

Had reply from at800 to say no G4 testing at 800Mhz in this area so this is not cause of transmission problems. BBC reported at lunchtime that atmospheric pressure causing reception problems at moment - but,if this is correct, we have never experienced problems to this extent before.

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Paul Watling
5:02 PM

We have been experiencing loss of signal for 3 evenings in the last 10 days, sometimes for hours. (All the evening yesterday!) TV service shop in Hedge End checked out Hannington transmitter - no reported work going on or faults. Their aerials man said it migh be due to high pressure(!), but the helpful shop owner could not throw any further light on our problems. Called up the AT 800 helpdesk and they reported no transmission problems with Hannington or Isle of Wight. What can we do? Everyone is saying there are no faults reported and no engineering works, yet lots of people around the area, are experiencing problems. What now?

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5:16 PM

Hannington transmitter is giving a poor signal to GU30 area. Getting fed up retuning TVs to find it makes no difference. Is this progress or what??. Sorry - end of rant.

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