Full Freeview on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter
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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 problemsThe BBC and Digital UK report there are no faults or engineering work on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter.
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.
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 9 BBC Four, 201 CBBC, 202 CBeebies, 231 BBC News, 232 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC RB 1, plus 17 others 250 BBC Red Button, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4, 705 BBC Radio 5 Live, 706 BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, 707 BBC Radio 6 Music, 708 BBC Radio 4 Extra, 709 BBC Asian Network, 710 BBC World Service, 719 BBC Berkshire (BBC local radio), 720 BBC Sussex (BBC local radio), 721 BBC Wiltshire (BBC local radio), 722 BBC Solent (BBC local radio), 734 BBC Solent for Dorset (BBC local radio),
3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More4, 15 Film4, 24 ITV4, 24 ITV4 +1, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast), 73 Sewing Quarter,
45 Film4 +1, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 102 BBC Two HD (England), 103 ITV HD (ITV Meridian Southampton), 104 Channel 4 HD South ads, 105 Channel 5 HD, 204 CBBC HD,
10 ITV3, 20 Drama, 21 5 USA, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5STAR, 34 ITV3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 54 My5, 57 Paramount Network, 58 ITV Be +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 61 True Entertainment, 63 Blaze, 64 CBS Action +1, 66 CBS Reality, 70 Horror Channel, 80 Blaze +1, 83 Quest +1, 203 CITV, 211 Ketchup TV, plus 17 others 16 QVC, 85 Hochanda, 260 CCTV, 261 Racing UK, 262 CONNECT 4, 263 SonLife, 264 VisionTV, 265 Planet Knowledge, 269 Arise News, 270 Loveworld, 670 ADULT Section (start), 671 Television X, 675 ADULT PARTY, 678 Xpanded TV promo, 724 Capital, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Sony Movie Ch, 38 Quest Red, 41 Food Network, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 72 YourTV, 233 Sky News, plus 10 others 23 Create and Craft, 40 Sony Crime Channel, 43 Gems TV, 49 TJC, 65 TBN UK, 252 Kiss Me TV, 253 Proud Dating, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 730 RNIB Connect,
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 25 Home, 31 5Spike, 39 CBS Action, 42 Travel Channel, 47 4seven, 62 True Movies, 71 CBS Drama, 79 Dave ja vu, 81 Talking Pictures TV, plus 19 others 22 Ideal World, 35 QVC Beauty, 36 QVC Style, 206 Pop, 234 RT, 672 ADULT smileTV2, 674 Babestation, 699 ADULT Section (end), 711 The Hits radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 Kiss, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 heat, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC,
56 5USA +1, 67 CBS Drama, 82 Vintage TV, 84 Quest Red +1, 87 Keep It Country, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera Eng HD, 109 Channel 4+1 HD, 110 4seven HD, 113 RT HD, plus 1 others 78 Sewing Quarter,
55 5STAR+1, 86 More4 1, 95 Freesports, 96 Forces TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 115 BT Showcase HD (not free), 205 CBeebies HD, plus 4 others 93 Together, 94 PBS America, 111 QVC HD, 112 QVC Beauty HD,
DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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?
BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 46km south-southwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 48km south
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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green background for transmission frequencies
lilac background for power levels in watts
800MHz band: 4G mobile started in 2013
700MHz band: 4G from 30 June 2020more
600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 8th February and 22nd February 2012.
How do the old analogue and currrent digital signal levels compare?
|Analogue 5||(-6.2dB) 60kW|
|BBCA, D3+4, BBCB||(-7dB) 50kW|
|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
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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10:04 AM Reading
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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DVB-T2 SINGLE FREQUENCY NETWORKS AND SPECTRUM
"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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11:13 AM Reading
Hi all, I am still unable to get the Com 7 mux. All other channels I get at 100 Strength and 100 Quality, but the Com 7 mux comes in at 70 Strength and 10-15 quality, so keeps dropping out and is unwatchable. I did notice a few days ago it seemed to be working well and I had BBC News HD at 70 Quality, but its back down at 10-15 again. It seems to me a problem with the Hannington Transmission as I had no problem getting all the channels before the latest 'Change' on April 18th. I now have to watch the standard definition BBC and RT News but as Aljazeera is only HD I can no longer watch it. With me positioned at RG7 3EP I am only 10 miles from Hannington, and am over 200ft above it, so I should not really have any issue whatsoever.
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One of the problems you reveal is that your signal is too strong. It must not be 100% but between 60% and 85%, no less and definitely no higher. It is good if the quality is close to 100%, but not if the signal strength is.
You might have to consider having a high gain wideband aerial, which will naturally have a narrower acceptance angle, and having it carefully aimed so it gets the signals from the wnted transmitter well but not those from the unwanted transmitter. It is a 'trial and error' process best done by measuring the two sets of signals as the aerial is swung towards or away from the transmitters, until the unwanted one is weak but the wanted one is stronger - it may not be full strength but anything within the range given abive will be fine.
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Basically what js has tried to explain is that with SFNs, there are areas where the transmitters' signals will interfere with one another, which might (and note I said might) mean you cannot get satisfactory reception of them. But according to the Digital UK site for your postcode, you shouldn't have a real problem until sometime between Apr-Jun2019, thereafter it goes downhill !!!
That said, there's a couple of things for you to try/look at.
First, from the Digital UK data for your postcode, there are some mobile phone transmitters very close to you, and these may be giving you some interference affecting channels 55/56. I would contact the AT800 advice line on 0808 13 13 800 and see if you can get a filter which may help.
Second, TV aerials are directional BUT they do pick up reduced signals from the rear and also certain angles on the side (side-lobes). Sometimes a bit of careful alignment can reduce the pickup of unwanted signals, but it may also be that you may need a better quality directional aerial. Do you know anything about the aerial you have (make/model) other than it being wideband?
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Looking at both your posts, I tend to agree with MikeP that there's a good possibility you may have too much signal, although I don't agree with him on the preciseness of the 85-100% signal strength. What may be 100% on one receiver may be somewhat less on another, BUT it should be used as a guide, so if you have 100% signal and somewhat less than 100% quality - as you have - then that's one of the first things you should look at.
At 10 miles from the transmitter, you really should not need any amplifier, so I would look at trying to by pass it to see what happens to your signals.
However, I also note from the Digital UK map of your postcode, there are some mobile phone masts quite close and in the same line of sight as the transmitter. These could be providing some interference to channels 55/56 especially with your amplifier! So you should also contact the AT800 advice line on 0808 13 13 800 and see if you can get a filter which may help.
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