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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 26/02/2024 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick

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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
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 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
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), 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.

Thursday, 23 February 2012
Lance Spencer
2:18 PM

Well, the DSO has now been accomlished but whereas I could receive all the old MUX c & D transmissions without a problem I can now receive all except ARQB (the old MUX D!!).

why is this?

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Patrick Midgley
4:44 PM

I posted a problem with Hannington earlier this morning, but it has not been replied to. I have tried all the recommended "fixes", but none of them worked. I am not able to pick up ITV channels without retuning the tv. As soon as I switch the tv off or go to standby, the stations are not retained and I have to start all over again. BBC channels work fine. This situation has only occurred since 22/02/12. The earlier switchover 08/02 worked fine.
Incidentally, I have 2 other tv's in the house and they appear to have retuned perfectly. This one has not. The retailer tells me that there is no problem with the tv. It is the Hannington transmission that is at fault! Please clarify for me?

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Patrick Midgley's 2 posts GB flag

5:12 PM

Patrick Midgley: Speaking in general terms that type of fault is nearly always associated with receiving more channels than the receiving devices tuner can store, hence when its switched off etc it loses them.

Out of everything you tried did that include a factory reset "before" auto scanning? as in most cases that fixes the problem.

By the way "factory reset" sometimes called "default setting" or "first time installation" depending on the equipment used.

If the aforementioned doesnt cure the problem maybe you could indicate the model of TV involved, also does your TV automatically store channels or do you have to manually do it by selecting "store"?

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB flag
5:32 PM

Yesterday I had the commercial channels and BBC with loads of errors and breaking up. Today only BBC but no errors. Signal strength @60%. Yesterday fluctiating between 50 and 70. Any thoughts?

Location: Fleet

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Adam Hallgarth
5:33 PM


Since the switchover yesterday, I've not been able to receive ITV4 or anything else on ArqB. I have a Freeview set-top box (HUMAX PVR-9300T) and the aerial is on top of the block of flats in which I live (I'm in the 7th floor of 11). Prior to yesterday, I could receive all channels with no issues.

I've tried an automatic search (from scratch), a manual search on that frequency, a manual search from other nearby(ish) transmitters, switching everything off and on again etc etc but with no joy. The message is always simply "no channels found".

Is this a result of the lower power transmission? I can receive SDN & ArqA with no issues. Will I have to wait until April?


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7:52 PM

Hello Folks,

I'm based in Farnborough GU14.

After giving Hannington time to settle down, I find there are no channels on COM5 ArqA (Ch.44) and Com6 ArqB (Ch.47).

All other channels are fine.

I have a wideband aerial with a masthead ampifier.

I am (un?)fortunate in that I am in a direct line between Crystal Palace and Hannington and the aerial also picks up some London channels which are stored as 801, 802, 803 etc. in the receiver.

Could the problem of missing channels be due to interference from CP or simply be down to insufficient signal levels in the GU14 area?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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drh's 7 posts GB flag

9:37 PM

drh: There isn't really anything you can do to help the situation, as the insufficient level of signal referred to is basically caused by the commercial multiplexes being on low power until April 18th. There is an element of confusion about this issue though, as DUK has (mistakenly?) indicated the power as already being at its final level, whereas Arqiva the transmitter operating company has stated that both ArqA & ArqB will be on low power until April, and I am inclined to take what the actual transmitter operator states before anything else seen reported, as Arqiva are the ones with their finger on the pulse, so to say.

By the way, Crystal Palace does not really come into equation as far as the problem you are experiencing is concerned.

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Friday, 24 February 2012
Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 22 Feb to 04:23 on 22 Feb [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering

4:34 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 22 Feb to 04:23 on 22 Feb [BBC]

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Lance Spencer
9:50 AM

Latest on my search for the elusive ARQB signal.
This morning I put back my aerial amplifier with its output gooing directly into the TV (Panasonic TX-L24E3B) instead of via anything else and tried manually tuning on channel 47 for ARQB... nothing!! The TV metering shows about 4 for signal strength and ZERO for quality!
I did the same for ARQA on channel 44 without the amplifier and all the appropriate stations were listed with about 2/3 for qualty and about 3 for strength.
As ARQA and ARQB are transmitted at the same power (10kW until 18th April) I just don't understand the problem.

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