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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
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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?

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Table shows multiplexes names see this article;
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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.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017
Brian Gregory

7:12 PM

Why is it taking so long for information on the new local multipex for Reading to be added?

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Friday, 1 September 2017
Transmitter engineering

2:32 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 today to 11:55 today. [BBC]

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Saturday, 2 September 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 yesterday to 11:55 yesterday. [BBC]

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Sunday, 3 September 2017
Transmitter engineering

5:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:34 on 01 Sep to 11:55 on 01 Sep. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Brian Gregory

8:52 PM

PLEASE tell what the Three new channels are. I know one is That's Thames Valley but what are the other two?

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11:03 PM

Brian Gregory: The other channels on the local mux which are broadcast alongside That's Thames Valley are True Crime (channel 60), True Movies (channel 62 9pm-5am only), Tiny Pop (channel 207) & Pop Max (5am-9pm only).

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
Chris Wood
6:07 PM

I live in Reading and receive Freeview from Hannington. I've just realised that Freeview channel 1, which has always been BBC 1 South is now showing BBC London. After a diligent search of the channels, I discovered BBC 1 South hiding amongst a load of radio channels at channel 800.

I'm not sure if this is a technical glitch or a policy change. If the latter, I cannot say I've seen any publicity about it, and it doesn't seem particularly sensible. I don't think of either Hannington or Reading being in London. If it is a glitch, is there anything I can do to sort it out.

Ps. If it helps, ITV on chsnnel 3 is still showing Meridien, rather than whatever the London equicalent is.

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6:41 PM

Chris Wood: Your TV (or set top box) has retuned and picked up BBC1 London from Crystal Palace before also finding BBC1 South from Hannington (Hannington uses higher frequencies than Crystal Palace and would therefore be found first on a retune if both are receivable). If you do a manual tune on UHF C39 from your TV's menu it should restore BBC1 South to position 1 on the program guide.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018
Roger Scott
7:42 PM

I can receive both Hannington and Crystal Palace signals (both approximately the same strength) and have the 2 aerials terminating into a diplexor with the Crystal Palace going into the "A" group input (channels 21-33) and Hannington going into the "E" group input (channels 39-68). Everything was fine until BBC4 HD recently moved frequency. Now BBC4 HD is breaking up due to very low signal. I realised that their new frequency is on channels 34 and 35 which is between the channel inputs of my diplexor and hence this is attenuating the signal on this frequency. I then replaced the diplexor with a Labgear 2 way splitter that is wide band and I can now get BBC4 HD again on full signal. Unfortunately this has created further problems as I can no longer get Freeview channels 7 and 8 (London Live and That's Hampshire) which I was getting with reasonable signal. There is a large overlap on the frequencies used by the Hannington and Crystal Palace stations. For example Crystal Palace uses channel 33 but Hannington uses channel 32 and also channel 29 I believe for That's Thames Valley. Any advice in resolving this problem would be appreciated

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

2:30 PM

Roger Scott: This might be a tricky one to solve!. I can only assume that you were originally receiving BBC4HD from Crystal Palace COM7 (Ch.33) as COM7 on Hannington is on Ch.32 and your Hannington Aerial would be in the wrong diplexer input to get that signal without severe attenuation. BBC4HD moving to COM8 (Ch.35 Crystal Palace) or Ch.34 Hannington possibly won't have been helped by the slightly lower power used for COM8.
My understanding for Hannington is that the Local TV Mux aimed at Basingstoke is on Ch.51 whereas there is one aimed at Reading on Ch.29. I can again only assume you were getting the Basingstoke one. The Crystal Place local Mux is on Ch.29, and you got both of these because of your location and aerial directions.

Now that you are using a splitter instead of a diplexer, there could be some conflict with the Ch.29 muxes which stops you getting London Live, but there ought not be be an issue with That's Hampshire on the Ch.51 mux. However, Local muxes are on a much lower power compared to the main ones. Diplexers don't usually have much insertion loss, whereas a splitter can have quite a lot depending on type and this could reduce the signal strength sufficiently. There are types with low insertion loss which may not be what you have, but I would firstly try to see exactly what you can currently receive on each aerial plugged directly into the set without a diplexer or splitter to check you can get what you'd expect, you'll then have an idea whether the insertion loss from the splitter is the primary problem.

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