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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 27/05/2024 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
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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
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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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, 15 February 2018
Keith Farrington
3:58 PM

MikeB: I do think it is single source interference, which occurs regularly at the same time each day, but which is caused by something outside of my house. I will try different cables, to see if that improves matters.

But this is interference which began at the start of February (it did not occur beforehand). I have no idea how one would go about establishing the source of interference external to your own house.

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11:31 PM

Keith Farrington: If you have a look on the webpage for 'single source interference', someone had the idea of using an radio to track down the problem.

See if that can help, because if you at least know what direction the problem is, then you are closer to tracking it down. And if its external, at least you can ask neighbours, etc.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Friday, 16 February 2018

10:26 AM

Keith Farrington:

I noted they you said "I don't have a 'Smart Meter' fitted yet." Such meters are entirely optional and you do not have to allow one to be fitted. All they actually do is display what your energy usage is on the basis current consumption, daily consumption and monthly consumption. The separate display unit, connected via WiFi, shows these details. The meter does not and cannot reduce energy usage, only a change in the users pattern of consumption can do that, the display is intended to encourage such change.

Further, many current and older meters only work with one supplier, so if you change they stop working. Further, they can be controlled by your supplier who has the ability to manage network loading by temporarily disconnecting some users!

The one possible advantage is that your supplier will get regular 'readings' of your consumption. I prefer to retain control of our energy usage and provide my supplier with monthly readings using their web site. Easy, simple and you retain control. And safer as there are still questions about the security of the systems used for 'smart' meters.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 20 February 2018

6:32 AM

Keith Farrington:

As MikeB has suggested, if you are able to pick up the interference on a radio, that could help your track it down.
Considering the time of day that this is occurring, it might be some form of "central" heating coming on. I've put the "central" in quotes because it equally could be an electrical heating system not necessarily a boiler powered system. The other possibility at that time of day might be some timer-controlled lighting designed to give a "welcome" home or even an "occupied house" impression to deter possible burglars etc. Obviously it depends on the type of lighting whether it will generate interference, but a failing connection on a circuit could equally be culpable.
Asking neighbours if they are experiencing problems can also help to maybe track it down, but if they aren't home at the time this occurs they may not notice a problem that might be happening with some of their own equipment, so it's also worth asking if anyone has had any heating/lighting repairs or changes or breakdowns at around the time this first started.

Hope the suggestions are of some help.

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Chris.SE's 4,201 posts GB flag
Saturday, 24 March 2018
Keith Farrington
5:54 PM

Chris.SE and others.

I haven't posted for a while as I have a) been on holiday and b) more or less given up on the previously reported issue. I have asked several neighbours about their experience but they are all on cable or satellite.

I was hoping the problem might have stopped at the start of March. It hasn't. Yesterday, I decided to count the number of 'no signal' messages displayed on the TV between 16:00 and 18:00 in 10 minute periods:

16:00-16:10 = 0; 16:10-16:20 = 0; 16:20-16:30 = 0; 16:30-1640 = 28; 16:40-16:50 = 25;
1650-17:00 = 37; 17:00-17:10 = 28; 17:10-1720 = 28; 17:20-17:30 = 33; 17:30-17-40 = 0;
17:40-17:50=1; 17:50-18:00 = 0

Completely exasperated. And with no idea who to complain to. I've got to the point where I have accepted I will no longer be able to watch 'final score' on Saturday afternoons, or watch the six nations rugby and other sporting events at the weekend, or snooker during the week. I've just tried to watch the women's boat race - impossible!

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6:34 PM

Keith Farrington: As we said before, and you've admitted, its almost certainly single source interference.

You know the times its occuring, so then you need to find out where the problem is coming from.

If you search this site, particularly on the single source page, you will find some advice about using a portable radio to track down the source.

At the same time, check the system for loose connections, etc, and perhaps update the fly lead to one with better sheilding - yout getting no signal, and that sounds like a problem with the system generally - the interference might be just tipping it.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Monday, 26 March 2018
Transmitter engineering

12:08 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:47 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

6:08 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:47 today to 15:13 today. [BBC]

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018
Transmitter engineering

6:08 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:47 yesterday to 15:13 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

12:08 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 10:47 yesterday. [BBC]

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