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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?

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.

 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?

1984-971997-981998-20122012-1318 Apr 2018

tv_off Being removed from Freeview (for 5G use) after November 2020 / June 2022 - more
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.

Sunday, 21 October 2018
Transmitter engineering

6:05 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Very Weak Signal from 13:37 on 19 Oct to 14:31 on 19 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,822 posts xx flag
Thursday, 25 October 2018
2:09 PM

Most of the time we have good picture and sound reception from the Hannington transmitter.
We are in a clear line of sight. Our aerial is correct and undamaged. In last 24 hours we have experienced
severe picture break up on many channels. Is this due to freak weather conditions?

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N.McArdle's 1 post US flag
Friday, 26 October 2018

11:10 AM

N. McArdle:

That is difficult to tell as you have not given a full post code so we have no way of checking what the reception conditions are like at your location. There can be many reasons for the problems you report, such as too much signal or atmospheric inversion effects (which are not freak weather conditions but more common that some think and are nothing to do with 'global warming').

I would suggest you make two checks. Firstly check all your aerial cables and connections are in good condition, unplugging any coaxial plugs.sockets and refitting (to clear any possible corrosion/oxidation from the contacts). Secondly check what the signal strength is as reported by your TV set, it is usually on the manual tuning page but DO NOT RETUNE. The strength should ideally be between 60% and 85%, too little will obviously give problems but so can too much signal as it can overload the tuner.

There is a third possibility that you can do nothing about, atmospheric conditions due to high pressure can cause unexpectedly long distance propogation of other signals that can interfere with your TV reception. As that is a natural and well known phenomenon there is no cure other than patience until the weather patterns change.

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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB flag
David Paylor
5:18 PM

Hi there,

we have a problem. Every year at this time we experience a fault which lasts for around six weeks. At 9pm (plus or minus half an hour) we start to lose Freeview channels, most usually Dave, Yesterday and so on, but not the main broadcasters (BBC, ITV, C4, C5 and their sub-channels are all fine, as are the HD channels). The picture starts to pixelate, the sound breaks up and then the signal drops off a cliff for three or four minutes, then it just returns for ten to twenty minutes. This lasts for up to an hour.
We have no timers in the house, no central heating, very little tech at all near the TV. There is no street light outside and we have no near neighbours. Pos
If you could give me an idea of what's up and a possible remedy I'd be very pleased.


Dave (Post code RG28 7SD, Apsley Ridge)

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T March
10:30 PM

Are there works being carried out on the transmitter. As of 21:00 on 28.10.18 there have been interrupted signals and now 22:30 no signal at all. Post code GU47 0XR

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11:34 PM

T March: There are no faults showing and it is rare for engineering work to be carried out overnight. Have you checked for any loose or damaged cables or connections behind your TV?

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StevensOnln1's 3,601 posts US flag
Tuesday, 30 October 2018

6:24 AM

David Paylor:

How old is your aerial installation? Have you checked your coax for damage and checked all the connections/coax-plugs. Temperature changes / damp weather etc will affect the cable/connectors if degraded.

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Chris.SE's 4,079 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Transmitter engineering

2:05 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 yesterday to 09:32 yesterday, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 yesterday to 10:09 yesterday. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,822 posts xx flag
Thursday, 1 November 2018
Transmitter engineering

5:05 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 09:32 on 30 Oct to 09:32 on 30 Oct, HD Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 10:08 on 30 Oct to 10:09 on 30 Oct. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 148,822 posts xx flag
Friday, 9 November 2018
7:37 PM

hi, live in newbury and on the hannington transmitter...but can only get the basic 5 HD channels....where has com7 gone and other channels?

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