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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 27/05/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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
Channel icons
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 ITV3 +1, 59 ITV4 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 TRUE CRIME, 68 TRUE CRIME XTRA, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 83 Together TV, 91 WildEarth, 93 ITVBe +1, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, 267 Al Jazeera English, plus 30 others

 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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), 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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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.

Saturday, 5 November 2011
10:40 PM

I live in the SN6 area and in spite of all the theory I can only receive decent Freeview signals from Hannington. Freeview reception is almost, but not quite, perfect. Several aerial engineers have visited my house and have confirmed that I cannot receive a satisfactory signal from Oxford, even after its switchover, theoretically the best for my area. Am I correct in thinking that once the Hannington switchover occurs next year my signal will be at least as good as at present or will something nasty happen to the transmitter which will cause the Freeview signal to deteriorate at my location? (which is in any case reckoned a "very poor" one for Hannington).

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Norman's 10 posts GB flag
Sunday, 6 November 2011
Transmitter engineering

6:24 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air from 08:22 on 03 Nov to 08:26 on 03 Nov BBC TWO Off Air from 00:41 on 03 Nov to 01:49 on 03 Nov [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,725 posts xx flag
Transmitter engineering

6:24 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC TWO Off Air from 08:22 on 03 Nov to 08:26 on 03 Nov BBC TWO Off Air from 00:41 on 03 Nov to 01:49 on 03 Nov [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering's 151,725 posts xx flag
Monday, 7 November 2011

1:17 PM

Norman: It could be, if you please supply a full postcode I can confirm this.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
1:11 PM

Briantist: Thanks for your comment. My postcode is SN6 7QA. The Oxford transmitter is approx 25 miles NE from my house and the house is at the foot of a hill about 50-100' high in that direction. On the other hand the nearest hills of any size in the Hannington direction are the Lambourn downs, about 10 miles away. Does that help?

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Norman's 10 posts GB flag
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Thursday, 10 November 2011

10:32 PM

Norman: The predictions say that you should be using Mendip as an alternative transmitter. You will not get strong enough signals from Hannington.

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Briantist's 38,915 posts GB flag
Sunday, 13 November 2011
5:50 PM

Briantist: Thanks. Forgot to mention - I actually live in a dip between two hills - one to the NE and one to the West, so the Mendip signal suffers the same fate as the Oxford one - it flies a hundred feet above me. Ah well, it looks like Freesat here we come! Bye-bye Dave and bye-bye Yesterday. Will just wait and see until next February about Hannington and then dip into my pocket if, as now seems likely, the signal gets worse.

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Norman's 10 posts GB flag
Monday, 14 November 2011
12:37 PM

Hi, i have a TV aerials in my roof that used to recieve all analogue channels, recently i had installed a box which transmits my sky suignal to the other tv's in my house, i now cannot reveive BBC1 or 2 on freeview or analogue, what can i do
Postcode RG24 8WN

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Richard's 1 post GB flag
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Dave Lindsay

12:44 PM

Richard: It sounds like the box you installed could be putting out the signal on or near to the frequency used by Freeview.

When you remove this device from your aerial lead do the missing Freeview and analogue channels come back?

Does it have some control on it (maybe a thing you turn using a screwdriver) perhaps labelled "RF Channel Out" or similar?

Perhaps you can post the make and model number of the device in question and/or a link to the place you bought it from as it might help us guide you as to what the solution might be.

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB flag
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Tuesday, 15 November 2011
8:35 AM

Richard, Chineham, especially the area near the A33, still has dodgy Freeview reception so it doesn't take much to push it over the edge.
The only type of box you should have used is an aerial amplifier such as the Global F140 or similar connected via the RF2 output of the Sky receiver. If you used any type of un-amplified splitter you are asking for trouble.

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