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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

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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
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.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

8:53 AM

Adrian: There is no mux officially being broadcast on Ch:29 from Hannington - at least not currently according to DigitalUk's coverage checker. But Ch.29 is listed elsewhere as being for a local mux.
What are the TV stations on this mux? It is possible that it may be the local mux starting up which isn't yet formally listed and will have limited coverage. I note that there are engineering works going on at Hannington according to DigitalUk. Also That'sTV have a That's Thames Valley listed as coming soon, so maybe that's it!

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Chris.SE's 4,266 posts GB flag

9:54 AM

The channels are 127 (Kix), 60 (True Crime) and 74 (True Movies).
Signal strength for ch29 is showing at about 7 out of 10, signal quality is 10 out of 10.
Seems to be coming from Hannington - 'Berkshire & North Hants'

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Adrian's 56 posts GB flag

2:45 PM

Rachel wells, Chris.SE & Adrian: According to the article at the link below, the local multiplex for Reading (which will carry That's Berkshire when it launches) is now broadcasting from Hannington on C29 directionally towards Reading. Crystal Palace and Croydon also use C29 for the London local mux, which can be received in parts of Reading and the surrounding areas which may cause interference, making the Reading local mux harder to receive for some viewers. The Basingstoke local mux has also started on C51 towards Basingstoke, however that doesn't appear to have the same interference problem.

Extra Freeview channels for Basingstoke and Reading - a516digital

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StevensOnln1's 3,653 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 7 March 2017

7:51 PM

StevensOnln1: et al
You might be interested in articles on the following links, the ATV one (at the time of posting) gives a bit more history about the original plans for the Mux - Hannington Transmitter
The Digital TV Banter also has a bit of history and some quite funny comments from a few posters -
Local Muxes from Hannington - Digital TV Banter

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Chris.SE's 4,266 posts GB flag
8:09 PM

I used to get an excellent signal from London Live on ch29 here in Bracknell with a group A aerial pointed at Crystal Palace. But when the new Hanningon multiplex came on air in early February I totally lost it. Doing a manual tune on that channel shows no signal, presumably the Hannington one is sufficiently strong off the side of the aerial to totally wipe out the Crystal Palace signal. Looks like a bad idea to have both on the same channel..

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Davews's 5 posts GB flag
Friday, 17 March 2017
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 02:38 today to 02:43 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 18 March 2017
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 02:38 yesterday to 02:43 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 19 March 2017
Transmitter engineering

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Reduced Quality from 02:38 on 17 Mar to 02:43 on 17 Mar. [BBC]

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DaveR in Earley
1:17 PM

I'm in the same situation as Davews. London Live has been blocked since the Hannington ch29 started transmitting.
The allocation is barmy since coverage checkers show that Reading is covered by Crystal Palace Hannington and Oxford
The Ofcom maps here: show coverage of the local tv from Crystal Palace and Hannington overlap in Reading
The BBC say you need 20dB co-channel protection ratio for dvb-t so receprion of both transmitters will be impossible in much of Reading
There doesn't seem to be a way of complaining since Ofcom say interference problems are handled by the BBC and the BBC say that if it only affects commercial its's not their problem. Is there anywhere to complain,please?

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DaveR in Earley's 1 post GB flag
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
9:58 AM

It seems Thats Berkshire, now called That's Thames Valley (Berkshire) launched today. Last night I found I could copy London Live again although heavily pixellated, maybe they did some changes before the launch? UKFree seem to be way way behind in documenting all the local channels and multiplexers - London Live (Crystal Palace) and That's Thames Valley (Hannington) both use UHF 29.

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