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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

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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
Channel icons
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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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.

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

2:10 PM

Dougie Lawson: Just replace the cable (they are really cheap), and if needed, change the box as well. Frankly, rain isn't a problem, unless you already have a problem - the water gets into your system and kills it. So your probably going to have to do something more at some point.

Water in the system acts as an attenuator, so its worth checking your system and signal strength.

Dont ever retune - if your TV was tuned in properly the first time, all that you've done is lost the signal, and if the problem is that your losing signal anyway because of your system, you've just compounded the problem.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Monday, 28 November 2016
Rob Cameron
11:41 AM

I had some problems with the Freeview HD channels seemingly down on power and 'dropping out'. I use BT and quickly retuned the set top box to Crystal Palace (the aerial is virtually pointing 180 degrees in the wrong direction). The power was noticeably up and reception was perfect (I had been worrying that it was my cabling or connections causing a problem). Tuned back to Hannington and problem was still there. A couple of days later the 'problem' cleared. The power was back up. I know a bit about RF and atmospheric conditions but I'm not convinced when they say that there is no reported engineering work. Why would the HD channels seemingly be down on power (strength of signal on the BT set top box) and none of the non-HD channels?? The Crystal Palace transmitter does appear to be, by some margin, more powerful than Hannigton

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Rob Cameron's 2 posts GB flag

1:51 PM

Rob Cameron: If the problem was caused by a high pressure system, then certain frequencies can get hit more than others, and if the HD channels are on a slightly lower power as well, that can also have an effect.

And check your actual signal strength - could be too high or too low from the original transmitter.

People will often swear blind that its the transmitter at fault, but they tend to say if it is (although sometimes there is a delay if its unexpected), and its seldom very long. 90% of the time, its the setup or another problem inside the home.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Friday, 2 December 2016
Valerie Brown
2:12 PM

During the past two weeks the only two channels that we can receive are BBC 1 and BBC 2 All other channels appear intermittently and then we get a message saying 'no signal'. We had an engineer in from SCCI who was here for five hours and left having achieved nothing. He promised that he would come back with another engineer, guess what he hasn't!. We have spoken to others in our area and this seems to be a problem with a great many others. What has changed in the past couple of weeks?

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Valerie Brown's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 29 December 2016
6:59 PM

I echo the points raised by Valerie Brown above. Had exact same issues about amonth ago and again yesterday 28th Dec and today 29th Dec. ITV breaking up at 1855pm. Bl**dy annoying, hubbie has spent days in the loft, obviously NOT a problem here but with the transmitter. funnily enough our portable TV in kitchem (off of another aerial) is fine. could this be picking up a different transmitter?

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Linda's 1 post GB flag
Friday, 30 December 2016
Andy Brough
10:29 AM

I live near Alresford in Hampshire and all my HD channels either pixelate or drop off completely. This has happened in the last few months and before that the channels were perfect ....anyone know why?

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5:58 PM

Andy Brough: Postcode, details of system, signal strength/quality and which muxes are going needed.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 3 January 2017
Peter Wharton
5:46 PM

Mark: For a week now Freeview service has been awfull stations are just coming up NO SIGNAL it started suddenly, there is no known problems with my Panasonic Smart T.V. what is going on, the answers we get are made too complicated for the average person, done on purpose I think. SO18 5SZ

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6:53 PM

Peter Wharton: Have you checked the signal strength on any of the channels which aren't working? Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables? Start at the back of the TV and work your way towards the aerial as far as you can safely access. If the aerial cable is connected via a socket on the wall, try swapping the cable between the wall and your TV for one which is known to work with another TV as these cables can be easily damaged and many are thin and low quality.

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StevensOnln1's 3,638 posts GB flag
Saturday, 7 January 2017
10:45 PM

I have an attic aerial which has been working fine, for a few days now tho', the channels that are from :

H -3dB
C41 (634.0MHz) 362m DTG-8 , (ie 10, 20, 21, etc)
are now reporting no signal. Re-tuning one TV, and to the EPG they no longer exist - the other TV I havn't re-tuned, and it just says 'No Signal'.
I can't find any information online as to what has happened.
Thanks for any advise.

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