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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One (SD) South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 others

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
Channel icons
3 ITV (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, 25 ITV4, 29 E4 +1, 34 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
72 Shopping Quarter , 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 CCXTV, 12 Quest, 20 Drama, 21 5USA, 28 ITV2 +1, 31 5STAR, 32 Paramount Network, 41 GREAT! movies action, 45 Channel 5 +1, 55 5SELECT, 57 ITVBe +1, 58 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 63 Blaze, 66 CBS Reality, 68 Horror Channel, 73 Drama +1, 77 TCC, 80 Blaze +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 30 4Music, 35 pick, 39 Quest Red, 42 Food Network, 46 Film4 +1, 47 Challenge, 48 4seven, 56 Smithsonian Channel, 69 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 82 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
23 Dave ja vu, 26 Yesterday, 33 GREAT! movies, 38 DMAX, 40 CBS Justice, 43 HGTV, 67 CBS Drama, 81 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 234 RT, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 H -1.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
Channel icons
 Together TV +1,  Merit, 64 FreeSports, 70 Quest Red +1, 76 Now 70s, 86 More4 +1, 87 PBS America +1, 89 Court TV, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 113 RT HD, 114 Quest HD, 205 CBeebies HD, plus 2 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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
EEEB E TW T
C32com7
C34com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C40SDN
C41SDN
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C43ArqA
C44ArqA
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C46ArqB
C47ArqB
C51tv_off_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 - more
Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

Comments
Saturday, 7 February 2015
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rob
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7:42 AM

Hi guys Thank for you helpful information. I have decided to go for Blake DMX10 A for London and DMX10 B for Hannington and a A + B/E combiner An proper screened and LTE filtered then feed it to an 16dB masthead see how that goes if not work well i shall put the 26dB mast head... Yes my area is awful... will make sure when i move that i am at the top of the hill.... lol

Its a nice area but not so nice to TV reception... I will use my Trial and Error... i will win the battle I dont't give up easliy Might end up in a mental hospital after all this lol

will Let you know my progress in spring when its warmer and calm weather.

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jb38
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4:41 PM

rob: Thanks for the update on the situation, and although the aerials you have chosen for use are not of the type I would recommend for reception in situations such as yours, basically on the grounds that any deviations in the angle of the signal being received by a high gain aerial, generally results in the signal output levels fluctuating to a much higher degree than would be experienced from such as a Log periodic.

Of course that said, it all depends on how good the tuner in the receiver is, as some are much better than others at coping with this sort of thing based on the effectiveness (speed) of the auto-gain circuitry as well as the quality of the decoder.

However, as your aerial installation is in the loft, this makes things much easier as far as "trial and error" is concerned, insomuch that if you do experience periods of picture glitching etc, you could try temporarily (if) replacing the DMX10 with a log and see if this improves the situation, if though it doesn't, then the problem is being caused by factors outwith your control and which there is basically no cure for.

Yes, maybe you could post update once the installation is completed, making a note of the strength / quality levels received from the various multiplexes and keeping it away for future reference, likewise carrying out a further check at a later date after the season has changed purely to see if anything has altered.

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Sunday, 8 February 2015
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Rob
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12:08 PM

Hi Dave and Jb38

So far i managed to cure Channel 44 by adjusting the Labgear Tri Boom areial that i got for a fiver from screw fix last year.. it was pointing to CP in the loft but the signal has always abit iffy... thats why wideband areials dont really work on channel group A transmitters.... BUT turned it to Hannington and a little tweaking here and there and a paitence of a saint too.. Got it all 90% but channel 44 at 70%ish its better than nothing as i worked for sky anything above 50% is ok..ish. I shall install that areial outside in spring should get abit more gain... (fingers crossed) I will deffintley buy a group A for CP. I had an old areial standard 18 element group A its no good for freeview....least i tried.One thing that bothers me is using the 26dB masthead amp....will it be too much in future? tried 16dB masthead amp..... got almost nothing except BBc stations. thats my trial and error done... safer in the loft than on the roof!!! least i know where i have to point the aerials for sure!... but i like to say thank you for you helpful information I do apperiate it.. Dads now happy to have BBC South today and i am happy with Meridian Tonight..

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Monday, 9 February 2015
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rob
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10:16 AM

Roll on summer when we get change of weather that affect TV signals...... i mean in the old days used to get slight snow or venition blind effect like watching 405 lines on 625 colour... there's a word for it but cannot spell it..... opps.. that does affect digital in a way of blocky and squealing sound... that does my hearing aid in.... blooming hurts my ears....

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Wednesday, 11 February 2015
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rob
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9:24 AM

jb38: SATAS the shop i buy my aerial bits and bobs.. when i worked for sky i used to get all my cables from them.... a nice guy called mike has told me a Triax log 28 will be the very best i can use for my area which Dave and JB38 has to me i cannot go wrong with them I hope. will be getting them both aerials replaced with logs..... will keep you all informed my findings and signal strengths

wish me luck

Rob

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jb38
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9:15 PM

rob: Yes, please do, as what you have been told by the person (Mike) in the SATAS shop is perfectly correct, because speaking as an RF equipment engineer of many years standing (40+), I can say with an element of confidence that if the combination of a Log coupled into a booster of around 20dB's or so does not give satisfactory results in your particular location, then nothing will.

The problem with areas such as yours being, that reception can change over a relatively short period of time, whereby a high gain (group) aerial can, at the time of installation, have the edge signal strength wise over that of a Log, but though this is generally at the expense of the stability level of the signal being received, for reasons mentioned in my previous postings.

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Monday, 2 March 2015
Transmitter engineering
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10:31 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - MainPossible service interruptions [DUK]

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Thursday, 9 April 2015
Transmitter engineering
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4:31 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:06 today. [BBC]

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7:30 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:06 today to 03:50 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 10 April 2015
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4:31 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Off Air from 01:06 yesterday to 03:50 yesterday. [BBC]

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