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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 08/04/2024 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
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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;
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.

Friday, 25 May 2018
Transmitter engineering

6:05 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 yesterday to 04:30 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,379 posts xx flag
Saturday, 26 May 2018
Transmitter engineering

6:05 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 24 May to 04:30 on 24 May, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:02 on 24 May to 04:30 on 24 May. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 150,379 posts xx flag
5:05 PM

So after reading the responses on here I went up into my loft to check out what Amplifier I had.
This amplifier is used as a distribution amp as it sends the signal to 3 TV's
It is a Labgear LDL204 4G 4 Way, Freq. range UHF: 470 - 790MHz, Gain per port: 8dB, Noise figure: 3.5dB, with 4G filtering on DTV input.
I think my biggest problem may be my antenna as it looks like a standard Yagi with 18 directors So probably has too much gain for the strength of the signal I should be getting.
Maybe I should go for something like a Labgear LPCT Compact Log Periodic?
Anyone on here proficient in the dark arts of aerial selection?
Also after the recent works on the hannington transmitter I seem to be getting a much better signal on the com 7 mux with 85% signal and 60ish quality, but the quality seems to vary quite wildly.

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Dre's 7 posts GB flag

8:41 PM

Dre: if your getting 85% strength and 60% quality, that's screaming that your signal is too strong. So why bother to go on the roof to fit another aerial, when you are boosting your signal? Either perhaps bypass the amp, and see if you can distribute via another non boosting route, or just get some attenuated and kill the signal at the tv end - cheaper and easier.

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MikeB's 2,579 posts GB flag
Sunday, 27 May 2018
8:18 PM

Well for me to change the antenna is not a problem, and the labgear compact is only 10. So unless I can get another F-type connector distribution amp for less than 10, or 'some attenuated'(I have no idea what this is) for 3 TVs for less than 10, the antenna would seem the obvious choice.

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Dre's 7 posts GB flag

10:52 PM

Dre: Attenuators are small devices which plug inline with the coax cable going in to the TV's aerial input and reduce the signal strength. They can be bought for a few pounds on Amazon.

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StevensOnln1's 3,618 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 30 May 2018
2:20 PM

Hi, so I have changed the antenna for the Labgear LPCT Compact Log and that didn't reduce the signal enough, so I got an adjustable attenuator and fitted it straight into the back of the Youview Box.
Now as MikeP suggested I have set the attenuator so I have 80% on my strongest Mux which is PSB3
Now I get strength and quality different across the muxes ie.
PSB1 - 65St - 100Q
PSB2 - 75St - 100Q
PSB3 - 80St - 100Q
Com4 - 60St - 100Q
Com5 - 55St - 100Q
Com6 - 40St - 100Q
Com7 - 16St - 3Q
Com8 - 0St - 0Q
My distribution amp has a built in filter that removes any signals from Lte 800 4G

Now when I reduce the amount of attenuation All but Com 7 and 8 will go to 90St and 100Q
Com7 is 55St and 45Quality and Com 8 sits at 35St and 70Quality

This would seem to be the sweet spot.

I still don't understand why Com7 and 8 are so much worse than all the others tho.

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Dre's 7 posts GB flag
Sunday, 3 June 2018

3:09 AM


The probable reason COMs 7/8 are worse is likely to be due to interference from Crystal Palace.

As you have an adjustable attenuator, I would try reducing the attenuation a bit further. There is nothing wrong with 100% signal on your strongest muxes PROVIDING the Quality does not reduce on any of the muxes (and of course you are not experiencing any pixellation or sound breakup issues!) Bear in mind you may still see those problems on COMs 7/8 from time to time anyway due to interference.

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Chris.SE's 4,127 posts GB flag

9:42 PM

Dre: Your Labgear LPCT Compact Log has a low front to back ratio of 17 dB.

It seems to me a high front to back ratio might be the way to reduce the interference from Crystal Palace referred to by Chris.SE.

According to its data sheet, the Vision V10-36FL Log has a front to back ratio of >34dB.

Maybe that's the way to go.

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anyone's 49 posts EU flag
11:23 PM

I'm thinking maybe I'll angle my antenna a little more to the south. That may reduce the signal and the interference? I think its probably worth a try anyway.

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Dre's 7 posts GB flag
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