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 (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 601 BBC RB 1, 700 BBC Radio 1, 701 BBC Radio 1Xtra, 702 BBC Radio 2, 703 BBC Radio 3, 704 BBC Radio 4 (FM), 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 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),
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 66 TBN UK,
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, 68 RealityXtra, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 91 WildEarth, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 35 others Racing TV, Kiss Chat & Date, Proud Dating, ADULT Xpanded2, 16 QVC, 22 TJC, 37 QVC2, 212 Pop Player, 237 TalkTV, 261 VisionTV, 262 Arise News, 263 SonLife, 264 FailArmy, 265 On Demand 365, 266 Pet Collective, 268 AlJazeera Arabic, 269 WION NEWS, 270 Real Crime, 271 Channelbox, 272 Asharq News #2, 274 Asharq News, 275 Al Arabiya, 276 Shots!, 277 UK RADIO PORTAL, 278 Zee World, 279 Alaraby Network, 280 Rok, 281 Revelation TV, 282 God TV, 283 3ABN, 284 AmazingDiscoveries, 286 NHK World Japan HD, 287 Newsmax, 670 ADULT Section (start), 727 Absolute Radio,
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, 65 That's 60s, 70 Quest +1, 74 Yesterday +1, 75 That's 80s, 233 Sky News, plus 11 others CRAFT EXTRA , 45 Gems TV, 85 Create & Craft, 673 ADULT smileTV3, 723 talkSPORT, 724 Capital, 728 Heart, 730 RNIB Connect, 731 Classic FM, 732 LBC, 733 Trans World Radio,
Quest Red +1, Classic Hits, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 52 Great! Movies Christmas, 56 That's TV (UK), 61 GREAT! movies +1, 63 Great! Movies Christmas 1, 71 That’s 60s, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 83 Together TV, 84 PBS America, 235 Al Jazeera Eng, plus 20 others ADULT smileTV2, ADULT Studio 66, QVC Style, 50 GREAT! tv, 51 Ideal World, 62 GREAT! tv +1, 72 Jewellery Maker, 285 Together TV +1, 671 ADULT Xpanded TV, 674 ADULT Babestn, 699 ADULT Section, 711 Hits Radio, 712 KISS FRESH, 713 KISS, 714 KISSTORY, 715 Magic, 716 Greatest Hits Radio, 717 Kerrang!, 718 Smooth Radio, 725 Premier Radio,
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 (194°)
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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 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
Let's just clear up one thing - there is NO such thing as a digital aerial! Aerials are aerials that pick up RF transmissions be they digital or analogue, there is no difference.
The only things of significance about your existing installation is 1) it is old and therefore the downlead cable and aerial connections have probably degraded which will make a big difference to reliability of reception, and 2) what group is the aerial?
It's also worth noting that in some recent weeks there have been periodic weather conditions that might have caused intermittent interference and disruption to reception.
The other thing worth pointing out is that as the installation is that old, ie pre-DSO, if you are in a bit of an "awkward" area, you may well have needed a highly directional aerial to minimise ghosting, also pre-DSO when digital transmission started the signal levels were much lower than they are now, and ghosting is not an issue when it comes to digital reception.
Unless you are some considerable distance from Hannington and in a bad reception area, having an aerial with too high a gain can result in front-end overload which can also result in pixellation.
Do you know how far away you are? If you provide a full postcode we can look at the predicted reception in your locale.
The aerial you have mentioned is 1) a very high gain and very very high gain in its active mode 2) has very high windage - likely to put more considerable strain on the mast and chimney mounting, and 3) is very very expensive. Frankly, unless you are in a particularly bad spot (and you can't compare quality of previous analogue reception with current digital) that aerial sounds that it could be somewhat of an overkill.
Whatever new aerial might be appropriate, a new downlead that is double screened should be provided. Do you have any splitters/distribution amp supplying more than one set?
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I live west of Guildford on the north side of the Hogs Back. As a result we cannot get reception from the Guildford transmitter, which is on the south side of this large hill. Our aerial currently points towards London and we pick up signal from the Crystal Palace transmitter. However we lose the signal on a reasonably regular basis - this appears to be weather related, especially on clear nights. On most occasions the signal strength is good. I've looked at the map for the Hannington transmitter which is NW of us and it appears to provide reception to the north side of the Hogs Back. Would it be worth redirecting our aerial to Hannington?
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If you provide a full postcode, we might be able to provide some comment on that. The Predicted reception database needs a postcode. Precisely which signals do you lose periodically?
Which way do neighbouring aerials point? Are they more "complex" aerials (more elements etc.)? How old is your installation, it may have deteriorated?
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The issue is most likely to be current weather conditions - temperature Inversion/tropospheric ducting to be precise, there is current some quite strong conditions affecting parts of the S of the UK.
It sometimes comes with high pressure How does good weather affect my television? | Help receiving TV and radio & Effect of tropospheric ducting on Freeview | Help receiving TV and radio
This type of ducting affects different frequencies by differing amounts in different locations, which is probably why you are only currently seeing an issue with COM7. It can vary by the second or be stable for much longer periods. It can also affect FM & DAB radio & probably mobile phone signals but not to an extent that people have realised.
As for the Quest issue, if it's persisting, it could possibly be a Hannington issue as I'm not getting that at time of posting (not on Hannington) but there may have been some connection with the Snooker overrunning. If it's persisting at Hannington, suggest you contact Quest.
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Your website says there are no problems with transmission HOWEVER last night all itv channels
were UNWATCHABLE due to very persistent and heavy BREAK-UP and SEVERE INTERFERENCE',
can you explain for me please. We missed some of our favourite regular programmes.
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