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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
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 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
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), 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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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.

Saturday, 21 April 2018
10:28 AM

Retuned TV this morning (Sat 21st April 2018)

com7 is now on 746Mhz (Ch55)
com8 is now on 754Mhz (Ch56)

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Nick's 12 posts GB flag
Sunday, 22 April 2018
10:34 AM

Nick: It's about time that somebody updated the list of channel multiplexes for Hannington on the site. What's the point of this site if that isn't kept in line.

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Ian's 2 posts GB flag

12:46 PM


This website is managed by Briantist and he has been made aware of the need to update the channel data for all the Freeview transmitters.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Monday, 23 April 2018
2:03 PM

RG10 Area: No COM 5, Ch55 channels from April 18th 2018: From a successful re-tune after March 21st (along with a New wideband aerial and new Loft Amp!) all channels were restored here, including COM7 & COM8 (So BBC 4 HD and BBC New HD Restored). HOWEVER, since approximately April 18th COM 7 has only an 8/10 signal with 0/10 signal quality, and I am back to not being a able to receive BBC News HD etc (i.e. any channels on COM 7) again. As COM 8 channels such as BBC4 HD are fine still (8/10 signal and 10/10 signal quality ) this does seem to be a COM7/Ch55 specific-fault? Any ideas on fixing this problem would be gratefully accepted

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Steve's 2 posts GB flag
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2:12 PM

Steve: 8/10 is plenty for signal strength, but the 0/0 quality suggests that you're picking up interference from somewhere.

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StevensOnln1's 3,601 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 24 April 2018
Albert Honey MBE
10:48 AM

SN7 7AY I have had no or very little TV since the re tune, and I cannot receive Beckley due to Faringdon Folly, chimney aerial

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Albert Honey MBE's 1 post GB flag
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2:45 PM

Albert Honey:

You should be using the Oxford transmitter. From personal knowledge, the signals from there are good in almost all of Faringdon. Have a look at Coverage Checker - Detailed View which will tell you what transmitters are possible and give you the channels to tune to.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts PT flag
Wednesday, 25 April 2018

2:47 PM

Albert Honey:
I assume you were using the Hannington Transmitter before the retune event. How reliable were the signals previously?
You are obviously in a very awkward location, what are your neighbours picking up?
It may pay to do a retune with the aerial unplugged to clear all previously stored information and then repeat that with the aerial reconnected.

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Chris.SE's 4,079 posts GB flag
Thursday, 17 May 2018
10:04 AM

Since Hannington's frequencies changed most recently, I've not been able to get COM7 or COM8 channels. I am in RG2 9FB, my wide-band aerial is pointing at Hannington but I can also receive Crystal Palace as well, which is in the opposite direction to Hannington for me, so the aerial picks up both.

I see that both Hannington and Crystal Palace now both broadcast these MUXes at CH55 and CH56 respectively. I see lots of other people in the Reading area on this thread with the same issues. Could this be caused by the fact I am receiving the Multiplex from both transmitters on the same channels at the same time?

When I do a signal check on the TV for these, it shows a strongish signal (about 70%) but virtually no quality.
I assume that means that unless the frequencies change again, due to CP's interference, we can no longer get those channels?

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Darren's 8 posts GB flag
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Friday, 18 May 2018

5:22 AM

Darren: From:
TR 029

"Self-interference places the main constraint on the size of an SFN.

In broad terms an SFN will contain coverage holes if any two transmitters within it are separated by distances exceeding the guard interval (more exactly: the distance which the signal travels during the guard interval period).

Up to a limit, it is possible to overcome this interference and regain the coverage by increasing the signal's guard interval, or by improving its robustness.

However, doing either of these will reduce the network's throughput, and it becomes necessary to trade off coverage against throughput in order to find the most satisfactory combination of the two."

The guard interval in current use for com7 and com8 is 1/16, corresponding to a maximum distance between transmitters of 67.2 km.

According to the Digital UK data for your location, linked to below your post, the distance between Hannington and Crystal Palace appears to be 82.4 km.

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