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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
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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;
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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, 22 February 2012
Bob Fidler
8:38 PM

Why can I not get the BBC HD channels on a digital HD ready TV today yet I can get these channels now on another older HD TV which has a Freeview Digital Box attached which I have retuned today?

I have tried retuning the HD ready TV on C39 618Mhz for the HD channels but none were found.

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9:26 PM

Bob Fidler; Simply because TV's of the "HD Ready" variety are not fitted with tuners capable of responding to an HD signal, types that are being DVB-T2 capable whereas those that aren't are only DVB-T, "no signal" usually being seen if any attempt is made to manually tune in an HD multiplex.

If anyone has any doubts about whether their TV can (or cannot) receive HD transmissions if the look at the back of their instruction manual / specifications / tuner, its nearly always shown there.

In other words "HD Ready" indicates that the TV is capable of showing an HD image but only from an externally connected source, HD Ready being something that has misled numerous people by in my opinion UK trading standards not insisting that HD Ready stickers should be displayed as "HD Ready" - (from external source)

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Peter Hilton-robinson
9:27 PM

We have a problem on C41+ in that the programmes break up making the picture unwatchable. We had this before the changeover and I hoped that the change and increased power would solve it.

The signal strength shows as 27% and quality 100% whereas BBC (C45) has strength 31% and Quality 100%

Any ideas what we can do to improve the position

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Peter Hilton-robinson's 1 post GB flag
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Transmitter engineering

6:27 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 yesterday to 04:23 yesterday [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

6:27 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 yesterday to 04:23 yesterday [BBC]

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Patrick Midgley
9:13 AM

I have retuned my set, but it will not pick up any of the ITV channels without further retuning. All BBC channels are OK. I have contacted the TV supplier and they tell me that works are still underway at Hannington and that there is no fault on the tv itself. Could you advise what I should do, please?
I have a roof mounted aerial.

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9:40 AM

Dont know if Digital uk read this but a friend has problem tuning her tv BBC Channels Fine No ITV etc on Meridean local tv for news ,
Gave postcode they told her No ITV Till april 4 which makes that crystal palace so she would not have lost all analogue channels last night . they need to ask what your local channel is hers is same as mine BBC South Meridean news not BBC London ITV london . Still waiting to hear from her again but should be ok EVERSLY near FLEET


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Richard Gibson
9:41 AM

Film 4 and Yesterday are now only intermittently available here in Winchester and I see that the broadcast power for COM5 and COM6 is currently "very low". Will it ever move up into the "low" category, or possibly higher, so I can resume watching these channels as I have since Freeview started. I have a good rooftop aerial and a signal amplifier for connection to my TV which is driven by a PC with a Hauppage TV card.

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Dave Lindsay

10:00 AM

Richard Gibson: Remove the signal booster, your receiver could be desensitised by the higher power signals.

I haven't seen anything to say that COM5 and COM6 are on lower power than what they were on before. Thus, that is why I would suggest that problem is caused by the higher power digital services.

The "desensitising" is a bit like your eyes being desensitised to poor light outside at night with the light in the room turned on.

Amplification could be unnecessary. See here:

Freeview signals: too much of a good thing is bad for you | - independent free digital TV advice

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Dave Lindsay

10:05 AM

tony: Is the probalem that the wrong ITV region is being picked up? If ITV London is being picked up, then I assume that this is coming from Crystal Palace.

The most generic answer is to run the automatic tuning scan with the aerial unplugged for the first 25% so as to miss out the frequencies used by CP.

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