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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, 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
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 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.

Thursday, 9 February 2012
3:40 PM

KMJ,Derby: re Freeview in Frimley. Thanks for your comments. My Freeview box and TVs are all latest spec. I have a suspicion that some aerial leads could be lossy. I will wait until Hannington is at full power on all new MUXes before I investigate fully. No hurry as I have Virgin cable, but I do want to continue watching South Today (BBC 1 South not on the Guildford hub)

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Kieran R

4:29 PM

hello im confused my aerial is pointing to hannington but some channels come up as london instaid of Berks & north-hants is this interferance.

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Andy Fraser

4:53 PM

Gh: For the ITV, Ch4, Ch5 etc. manually tune to 43. You will probably need to delete any existing ITV, Ch4, Ch5 etc. channels first.

Alternatively, if possible do a factory reset, pull out the aerial lead and start the scan, just before ch.40 (or about 1/3 through the scan) replace the aerial connection. This will prevent it from finding Crystal Palace channels.

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chris dare
5:35 PM

i currently have a non digital tv put through a digibox but the reception is dreadful, the picture breaking up into pixels, etc. will it be any better when i get a new flatscreen? or is it my box a Mico STB238?

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Andy Fraser

5:42 PM

chris dare: It's most likely an aerial or cabling problem. What is your postcode?

Reception on all channels will be better after the switchover is complete.

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5:56 PM

Hi andy thanks very much for the info. I am an impatient so and so but appear to have cured my short term probs with the purchase of a labgear mast head amp just below the aerial in the lof before my distribution ampt. It seems to have lifted the signal enough for now. Hope that by the end of the month i might be able to rationalise my installation a bit.
The info on the forum is really good thsnks again

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tim w

6:06 PM

Hi, we live in Fleet. Having had zero digital signal that the TV can find since we moved in; on the first switch over date we suddenly got all the BBC channels.

That was great, but today we are finding that we have zero channels again. Some people appear to have some similar problems, is there work being done and it will reappear later?

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Andy Fraser
6:16 PM

tim w: I am also in Fleet. I have not seen any signal problems with the BBC channels today (plenty yesterday). I have 100% signal level and quality as I type this.

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tim w

6:24 PM

We actually live down the road in church crookham. It seems to be a blank spot as far as digital is concerned.

We had perfect signal on all the bbc channels but now have zero

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Mike Dimmick

11:01 PM

tim w: The low-power digital channels had, and continue to have, a severe restriction in your direction (officially, you were actually not in the coverage area for digital). That means the power increase at switchover, as high-power services start, is not a measly 2.5x but up to nearly 400x. This may mean that you now have too much signal on the BBC multiplex.

If you have an amplifier or booster, try unplugging it or turning it down. You may find that the gain just from the aerial is too much - if so, you should try adding an attenuator.

High signals on one channel may desensitise the receiver, meaning it can no longer pick up the other very much quieter digital signals. The Multiplex 2 group should return after the second stage of switchover, on 22 February, along with the HD channels. The other channels will remain restricted until after Crystal Palace switches over - everything will be derestricted on 18 April (one group is expected to be derestricted on 4 April).

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