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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
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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.

Monday, 30 December 2019
Mrs S. Fisher
3:40 PM

Myself and my neighbours have had trouble with our televisions for the last two days (29 to 30 December) with blackouts of programs, sometimes for hours on end. Last night was very bad. This morning turned TV on and there was no programme on at all, anywhere.

I don't know if our TV (and our neighbours TVs in this road) need retuning. We are all older people
in this road and we do not always understand the technology to put these things right.

I should be very pleased if you could help us to put this matter right.

Thank you

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4:23 PM

Mrs S. Fisher: To summarise Chris.SE's post above yours, the current reception problems are mostly being caused by the currently weather conditions and retuning is the worst possible thing to do!

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
marcus wood
11:44 PM

Where has sony movies classic gone?

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Wednesday, 22 January 2020

12:16 AM

marcus wood:

Well that would depend on when it went!
Sony moved a lot of their channels to Local Multiplexes many months ago.
If you not able to receive either of the two Local Multiplexes broadcast from Hannington (ie. a Local station on LCN 7&/or 8) muxes on UHF C32 & C34, then you won't get Sony Movies Classic.
If you normally receive the Local muxes and are not at present, it's possibly the Tropospheric Propagation/Temperature Inversion due to current weather conditions Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | Help receiving TV and radio which is resulting in interference from distant transmitters in Europe & the UK.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2020
Cliff Evans
10:31 AM

Channel 45 - no signal strength.
Is it me?

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1:27 PM

Cliff Evans:

The Hannington transmitter is listed for Planned Engineering this week with "Possible weak signal" so it's not likely to be you :) I wouldn't try retuning whilst you have a pixelated picture or no signal as all that will do is clear the correct tuning. If you've done that you'll probably have to retune again later when the signal is back to normal (that may take several attempts!).
Noting your comment on the DAB page, are these trees really stopping you getting a decent signal from Rowridge? If you provide a full postcode, we can look at predicted reception and may be able to offer some advise.

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Tuesday, 12 May 2020
Colin Whatley
4:50 PM

Hello, I have just moved into a new build house with clear line of site to the Hannington transmitter (about 5 miles away). Even with only a set top aerial (Mercury ST) I get a good signal strength (80%) and quality (100%) from Channels on PSB1, PSB2 and PSB3 muxes, but less so on the others (60%/50%), which I guess is to be expected in that they are only transmitted at half the power. I wish to distribute to all 6 outlets in the house.

My question in what main aerial I should get as I have to put it in the loft?
Should it be amplified or just split with the signal strength I have!?

I am thinking of a Philex Megaboost Log Periodic, incorporating a 4 way masthead' amplifier (Which I'll split 2 outputs from).

What do you think?

Thank you.

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6:45 PM

Colin Whatley:

To be frank, my immediate reaction was I'd prefer something with a variable gain control especially that close to the transmitter. You can have too much signal which can overload tuners and give problems with signal breakup.
Second, if you can find one in stock somewhere, those that I found were charging outrageous prices.

You could do better - a more flexible system, buying separate items. A separate log-periodic and find a 4 -way splitter with variable gain - for example I spotted this from B&Q of all places….prd (assuming there is stock - not checked).
There are of course 6-way splitters, but again I'd want variable gain.

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Colin Whatley
10:43 PM

Colin Whatley: Thanks Chris. I was thinking I would need to amplify the signal to compensate for the signal loss because the aerial would be 8n the loft, but I guess I could test for signal loss before I buy by taking the Set top aerial into the loft and test for loss of signal. That at least should indicate whether I need to boost the signal before splitting, or just split.

I was thinking of that particular log periodic with incorporated 4 way amp, because it is part of a kit from TLC, including mounting kit, for an offer price of 32, which I think is a good price, don't you!?

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Wednesday, 13 May 2020

3:28 AM

Colin Whatley:

Yes I guess 32 is probably quite reasonable, the prices I was seeing elsewhere were considerably more., but what's the delivery cost with TLC (I haven't checked)?
You will need to amplify it a bit to make up for the losses with a loft aerial and splitting it that many ways but it's very much a case of how much and it could be easy to overdo it, but if you can get the kit cheap enough you could always add some attenuation.
I did see one bargain price at Toolstation if you have a branch near you that has one for click and collect, as it's not available for delivery SLx Megaboost Aerial Kit 4 Way it's a clearance price of 15.61, even I would have bought one at that price if any store near me had one!
Whoever you buy from, don't forget metal coax plugs, and any double screened coax you need.

Even though you may not need it although I think you might, I would still buy this variable attenuator Satellite or Cable TV Variable 0-20dB Signal Attenuator F Type with Short Cable 5060507532225 | eBay (that's ebay item 253378790228) it is exceptional value coming with that short cable. It has the advantage it's DC pass-through so you can put it anywhere in the system. If you were to find that all outputs need attenuation, you might get away with this between the aerial and the splitter.

I'm assuming that the outputs you are thinking of splitting so you have 6 in all, will be the ones for the shortest cable runs, in which case I think I'd get a couple of the cheap plastic Y splitters as their insertion loss will provide some attenuation that you'll likely need. They are so cheap (eg. TLC 66p ?), if it were to turn out you needed the metal low loss splitters instead, it's hardly a big waste of money!

In any event, I'd start experimenting with the attenuator at your main set where you'll presumably site the PSU (at least to experiment). When you have some idea about how much attenuation might be needed you can then think about where you put it and also the PSU as you'll want the splitter powered up even when the main set is not in use?

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