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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 08/07/2024 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
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
Channel icons
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.

Thursday, 2 March 2017
G Titterington
4:31 PM

I live in Alton at GU34 2TL and receive TV transmission from the local Windmill Hill transmitter in Alton (subsidiary of Hannington). Currently we have no signal at all (16:25 on 2/3/2017). We have an aerial in the loft. It was working fie until today, and we have checked the cables etc

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8:46 PM

G Titterington: Since there seems to be no problem with the transmitter, best check all the cables again.

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Friday, 3 March 2017
John Blackmore
10:18 AM

I am in Portsmouth and I am not receiving channels 105 to 120.
I have an exterior arial, that is still standing on the roof. These channels
have been missing since 09:15 (when I started to look). It is now 10:15. I have
retuned the television a couple of times and the channels have disappeared from
the channel list.
Can you help - Thank you

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John Blackmore's 1 post GB flag

10:23 AM

John Blackmore: Since the transmitter has no apparent problems, its likely your system. Unfortunately, you've retuned, thus making it much more difficult to get the right transmitter.

Check your cabling, because at best its a loose connection, or similar. Check signal strength on all muxes - if you've lost the weak ones, then the stronger ones will be next.

If they are all low, and you've checked what you can, you'll need to call in a professional.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Transmitter engineering

10:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:47 yesterday to 15:18 yesterday, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:47 yesterday to 15:18 yesterday. [BBC]

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Dougie Lawson
10:51 AM

John Blackmore: I love the expression "Since the transmitter has no apparent problems" that reminds me of the old joke: How many hardware engineers does it take to change a lightbulb? None, we have one here and it's working perfectly.

There's clearly some sort of intermittent fault on Hannington. Our installed equipment doesn't just randomly fail until it rusts and falls off the roof or until a stom like the 16th Oct 1987 tears it bodily off the chimney (got mine fixed that time with an insurance claim).

So I think the folks at Arqiva need to do some more testing and fault diagnosis before stating "Since the transmitter has no apparent problems".

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Dougie Lawson's 3 posts GB flag

3:07 PM

Dougie Lawson: An engineering message has popped up, saying there is/was a weak signal.

But the reality is that even a 'weak' signal from a transmitter is liable to be more powerful than the digital signal was before switchover - so if your reception is suddenly dodgy you probably have an underlying problem which any engineering work has simply shown up.

Sometimes there are faults on transmitters, and it worth reporting them, but the bulk of people who claim 'it must be the transmitter' are not thinking logically - the most likely fault is that their end.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Saturday, 4 March 2017
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:47 on 02 Mar to 15:18 on 02 Mar, HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 14:47 on 02 Mar to 15:18 on 02 Mar. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 152,799 posts xx flag

8:54 PM

Performed a returned on my TV today and it picked three new channels on ch29
from Hannington- anyone else picked up these channels?

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Sunday, 5 March 2017
Rachel wells
6:20 AM

Adrian: my TV picked up the 3 channel's buy the signal is so bad on them that I can't watch them anyone else got this problem ior any ideas in what to do to be able to watch them properly please

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