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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) mast?

Hannington transmitter - Hannington transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 20/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 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), 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?

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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, 17 October 2015

7:00 PM

Ossie Nelson: Since there doesn't seem to be any maintence work on the transmitter, logically the problem must be at your end. If your only getting ITV, then your missing muxes. That sound like you have a problem with your aerial system, with perhaps a damaged aerial cable getting some muxes, but not others.

Easiest thing to do is to swap out your aerial lead - if its damaged, then thats what can happen. Its a cheap way of curing a possible problem. If it doesn't work, then go further up the line to see where the problem is.

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Sunday, 18 October 2015
Ossie Nelson
9:35 AM

My postcode is RG25 3HG OVERTON,Hampshire. Is there any reason why I have lost BBC TV and radio which took place on Sunday 11th October? I cannot believe there is a problem with my aerial when I get perfect reception on ITV Etc. Kindly let me know whether or not that is possible since I did not interfere with the aerial and it does not appear to be damaged in anyway.

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9:47 AM

Ossie Nelson:

Please read the reply from MikeB shown above your latest response. It is perfectly possible for an aerial or aerial lead problem to affect some services but not others. A poor connection can be 'frequency sensitive' so affect just some services whilst others are still good.

So please check the whole aerial system as suggested.

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MikeP's 215 posts GB flag
Ossie Nelson
10:47 PM

Lost reception on all BBC channels but perfect reception on all other channels. Kindly let me have a possible reason for this sudden failure which took place on 11th October. I have done the automatic retune and channel search four times.

Post code. RG253HHG

O E Nelson

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Dave Lindsay

11:16 PM

Ossie Nelson: There is presently engineering works at Hannington. That said, it would seem that as you are so close to the transmitter that any low power transmissions would be more than adequate to serve you.

You would be best advised to use the manual tune function to ascertain what the strength and quality is like on the missing channel.

Go to the manual tune screen and enter/select UHF channel 45 (666MHz) but do not press the button to scan/add services/OK or whatever it's labelled as on your receiver. Instead, observe the strength and quality over 30 seconds or a minute, noting whether there are fluctuations. Once done, if there is something there then try scanning that channel, this being that of BBC standard definition TV and radio from Hannington which you are missing.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
Monday, 19 October 2015
Ossie Nelson
6:23 PM

Dave Lindsay. Many thanks for your reply. I have done as you suggested and there is no signal at all on channel 45. The other channels have quite a strong signal. Does this mean a new aerial?

Ossie Nelson

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Brian Gregory

10:43 PM

Ossie Nelson:
In weak signal areas or where poor aerials are in use, especially if they're not right outside on the roof, it's always worth checking if you have some new piece of electronic equipment in the house which is radiating interference on the problem frequency. It can be a laptop, internet radio, DAB radio, anything with high speed electronics in it. Try switching anything new completely off and see if it makes any difference.

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11:14 PM

Ossie Nelson: Have you as yet, ascertained if the problem referred to is also being experienced by anyone else in your immediate area?.

However apart from that, although you may well have carried out the automatic retune procedure, but though, did you carry out a "reset" on the TV prior to the automatic retune?. Reset also being known on some brands as "default setting" / "first time installation" etc.

The reason for mentioned the latter being, that if the tuner has developed some form of glitch, resetting the TV prior to carrying out the auto-tune is about the only thing you can do to help rectify the problem, this procedure being reinforced by disconnecting the TV from the mains for 10 seconds or so after having carried out the reset, then followed by powering it up again and carrying out the auto-tune.

Another point I was wondering about being. Although you have mentioned perfect reception on ITV, what does this equate to as far as signal strength / quality indications are concerned if you carry out a signal test whilst on this channel?.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 20 October 2015
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Possible weak signal [DUK]

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Friday, 30 October 2015
9:02 AM


I've just retuned my Humax PVR 9100. (I have to do this manually otherwise it picks up London channels and I prefer South news.)

When I select channel 39, which should be Hannington PSB3 it doesn't find any channels, the only one I'm after is Film4+1.

Any ideas ?

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