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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name

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, 250 BBC Red Button, plus 16 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, 109 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! Movies Action, 57 Dave ja vu, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 69 HorrorXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 203 CITV, 208 Pop Player, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 16 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Smithsonian Channel, 11 Sky Arts, 17 Really, 19 Dave, 31 E4 Extra, 36 pick, 40 Quest Red, 43 Food Network, 47 Film4 +1, 48 Challenge, 49 4seven, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 71 That's 60s, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 70s, 233 Sky News, plus 9 others

 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 Quest Red +1,  Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 GREAT! romance, 73 HobbyMaker, 76 That's 80s, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 90 Together TV +1, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 19 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;
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.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019
Roelof Pasop
2:53 PM

I am in RG24 8XY
I have a new Humax FVP-5000T which I have retuned after getting a message that Quest was moving from channel 12 to channel 37. However it now has Quest on 801. I have retried several times with the same result although reception is fine. I have noticed a couple of other differences, e.g. I have:

Quest 801
Home 42
absent from list 25

but your website lists:

no listing for 801
Quest 37
Home 25

Am I tuned to the wrong transmitter or is there another explanation?

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Roelof's: mapR's Freeview map terrainR's terrain plot wavesR's frequency data R's Freeview Detailed Coverage

3:41 PM

Roelof Pasop: That sounds like your Humax box has failed to pick up the recent LCN changes correctly. You should have Quest on 12, Dave on 19, Yesterday on 25, DMAX on 37, Home on 42 (the channel listing on this website doesn't seem to have been updated yet). Make a note of any planned recordings, then unplug the aerial and do a full channel scan which should leave you with no channels, then reconnect the aerial and do another full scan which should result in all of your channels being on the correct number.

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Thursday, 27 June 2019
Brian Gregory

12:26 PM

Well True Entertainment has gone from 61 but my TV can't find it anywhere else!
Maybe they are only halfway though todays pointless LCN juggling excercise?

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Brian Gregory's 22 posts GB flag

2:24 PM

Brian Gregory: True Entertainment and True Movies have moved to the local TV mux. If you can receive one of the local TV stations on LCN 7 or 8 then retuning should give you True Entertainment on LCN 48 and True Movies on LCN 50.

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Brian Gregory

9:03 PM

@StevensOnln1 That explains it. For some reason the TV aerial distribution system in the building where I live doesn't carry the local mux. Luckily my TV also does FreeSat.

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Wednesday, 24 July 2019
Ernest King
4:32 PM

C46 programs. following re-tuning we are getting lots of interference on some channels. Signal strength level 5, other channels are10. Some channels are missing completely .4 TV's in house . All giving same problems. Have reset several times.Post code RG20 9EZ

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Ernest's: mapE's Freeview map terrainE's terrain plot wavesE's frequency data E's Freeview Detailed Coverage

7:23 PM

Ernest King:

I'm afraid current weather/propagation conditions mean that signals from other transmitters travel further and cause interference. If you have all the channels (LCNs) present in your list, then you'll need patience until conditions settle down.

If you are missing complete multiplexes, then try a manual tune for their UHF channel which you may have to do when conditions are more stable. Sometimes (depends on set) you may have to clear ALL previous tuning before doing retunes/manual tunes to get everything satisfactorily, do the clearing by an automatic scan with the aerial unplugged. HTH.

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Chris.SE's 3,697 posts GB flag
Thursday, 1 August 2019
10:11 AM

Dear UK Free TV.
The information here is a great resource but is it up to date (Aug 2019)?
I am in between transmitters (Hannington and Cristal Palace) and am trying to keep tuned into my local network Meridian. Cristal Palace does try and force its way through the back of my B antenna which is quite annoying, therefore I have to keep doing manual tunes, hence the great usefulness of your (this) web site. That is why I ask if it is fully up to date, for instance, I believe that tx channel 39+ is now channel 39? What else might be different?

Thanks in anticipation of your reply.
Regards John

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1:44 PM

John: According to Digital UK, Hannington is now using UHF channel 39 rather than 39+. You can check current allocations (and planned future changes) by entering your postcode at the link below and ticking the detailed view box.

Digital UK - Coverage checker

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Friday, 30 August 2019
Colin Charman
7:25 PM

I live in Wokingham and receive my signal from Hannington. I have a Samsunbg TV and Humax FVP4000T and both are showing the same problem.

A month or two ago we recorded a lot of programmes from the Paramount channel - the quality suddenly deteriorated halfway through the series. We later found other channels with poor reception.

We retuned the Humax box - and nothing changed except that on a recent re-tune we lost the whole multiplex that contains BBC1 HD, BBC2 HD etc. The TV/Humax still appeared to find them but there was zero signal strength.

I've done the reset procedure (unplugged aerial, switched off/on etc) on both devices. I still have no BBC1 HD etc.

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