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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
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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
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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

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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, 21 May 2016
Warren Swaine
10:48 PM

MikeB: Thanks for your help. I had never explored the manual tuning signal strength menu option before, always relying on autotune. This is what showed up:

PSB1 C45 SQ=100% SS=100%
PSB2 C42 SQ=100% SS= 90%
PSB3 C39 SQ=100% SS= 80%
COM4 C41 SQ= 60% SS= 80%
COM5 C44 SQ=100% SS= 90%
COM6 C47 SQ=100% SS= 90%
COM7 C32 SQ= 0% SS= 70%
COM8 C34 SQ= 70% SS= 70%

Unplugged aerial cable and plugged it back in again and COM7 burst back into life. Doh!
[I'd gone through the checklist, but assumed the check aerial bit only applied for "If you have lost ALL your Freeview channels". Lesson learned.]

Thanks once again.

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Warren Swaine's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 May 2016

9:09 PM

Warren Swaine: Well, you don't have a problem with signal strength!
Actually, they are a touch on the high side - 75% is pretty much perfect, although of course that would mean killing your signal a bit, and thus hitting Com 7.

Yeap, the lose aerial lead is a classic - at least one website reckons 50% of problems are caused by them. Its probably worth swapping the cable out anyway, just in case its dodgy - they are cheap enough, and as long as they are well shielded, you don't need anything fancy.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
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Monday, 6 June 2016
Transmitter engineering

8:32 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:39 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016
Transmitter engineering

5:31 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:39 yesterday to 23:21 yesterday. [BBC]

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 18:39 on 06 Jun to 23:21 on 06 Jun. [BBC]

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Saturday, 13 August 2016
Mrs Saunders
7:07 PM

Picture has been breaking up or no signal for weeks - this suddenly occurred and we have made no changes to our aerial which previously worked fine. The reception issue appears worse with BBC channels - we tried retuning but lost most of our other channels except for the general BBC, ITV, CHANNEL4 etc channels.
Postcode RG21 5UE

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Mrs Saunders's 2 posts GB flag
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8:06 PM

Mrs Saunders: look at the digitasl UK link at the bottom of your question (it really helps when someone puts their postcode into the site - makes life much easier) - your just 11km from the transmitter, which is very close. So there are two possibilities.

1) If your reception is that bad, then there is likely to be something wrong with your aerial system. Check signal strength (and that you are actually tuned to Hannington). If its very low to non existant on all the muxes (see the above page for which channels are on which muxes), then your system almost certainly has a major fault - probably a very frayed/corroded connection, or an aerial lead which has almost fallen out of the back of the TV, etc. Could also be a failing booster, just since your so close, the last thing you need is one of those.

Just go through each part of the system, until you narrow down what it is, and if you have no joy, you'll need to call someone out.

The second possibility is that your signal is too good. Search for 'too much of a good thing' on this site.

My bet its the aerial system, but ironically you might be fine with one of those basic indoor aerials - your that close.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Robin Taylor
12:59 PM

Transmitter engineering: Suffered a great deal of signal loss this morning on a great
number of channels around 7.00 am . I live in postcode RG45 6DN . I do not know if the problem
was a transmitter failure or other until I get home around 7pm

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1:26 PM

I re-tuned my TV at the start of the Olympics, as BBC 4 HD was moved temporarily for the games, and all was fine for the last two weeks.
I know BBC 4 HD doesn't not start showing programmes until 7pm in the evenings now the Olympics are over, but I've performed a re-tune a number of times today, and whenever I tune into BBC 4 HD (ch 106) there is a message on the screen stating that BBC 4 HD has moved and to re-tune my TV - am I missing something? Should I now be receiving BBC 4 HD on C39, C32 or C34 multiplex? At the moment, I seem to be getting it from C39.

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Adrian's 56 posts GB flag

9:55 PM

I performed another re-tune after 7pm, and now BBC 4 HD is being picked up from C32 multiplex. So all looks good now.

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