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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.

MuxH/VFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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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

PSB2
D3+4
 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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, 30 E4 +1, 35 ITV1 +1 (Meridian south coast),

PSB3
BBCB
 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
Channel icons
56 5SELECT, 101 BBC One HD (England no regional news), 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

COM4
SDN
 H -3dB
C40 (626.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
20 Drama, 21 5USA, 29 ITV2 +1, 32 5STAR, 33 5Action, 41 Legend, 42 GREAT! movies action, 46 Channel 5 +1, 58 ITVBe +1, 59 ITV3 +1, 64 Blaze, 67 CBS Reality, 74 Dave ja vu, 78 TCC, 81 Blaze +1, 89 ITV4 +1, 203 CITV, 208 POP MAX, 209 Ketchup TV, 210 Ketchup Too, 211 YAAAS!, plus 15 others

COM5
ArqA
 H -3dB
C43 (650.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
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, 57 Smithsonian Channel, 60 Drama +1, 70 Quest +1, 75 Yesterday +1, 83 Together TV, 233 Sky News, plus 8 others

COM6
ArqB
 H -3dB
C46 (674.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
Channel icons
 FreeSports, 12 Quest, 25 W, 27 Yesterday, 34 GREAT! movies, 39 DMAX, 44 HGTV, 71 Quest Red +1, 73 HobbyMaker, 82 Talking Pictures TV, 84 PBS America, 88 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 19 others

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/3 24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/3 40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
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
EEEB E TW T
C32com7
C34com8
C35C5wavesC5waves
C39BBC1wavesBBC1wavesBBC1waves+BBCBBBCB
C40SDN
C41SDN
C42ITVwavesITVwavesITVwavesD3+4D3+4
C43ArqA
C44ArqA
C45BBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBC2wavesBBCABBCA
C46ArqB
C47ArqB
C51tv_off_local
C55tv_offcom7tv_off
C56tv_offCOM8tv_off
C66C4wavesC4wavesC4waves

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.

Comments
Sunday, 4 March 2012
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Ian
5:31 PM

More digging. So it looks like because I cant get 682.0mhz Hannington today, a retune finds me 537.8mhz from Crystal Palace.

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jb38
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5:41 PM

Roger Whitman: Just to add the section that I didn't paste in properly, in situations such as yours its best to forget about auto-tuning and just manually tune in each of the muxes required.

However as far as Rowridge (@ 41mls / 164 degrees) is concerned I feel that I should point out that Hannington (@ 17mls / 76 degrees) is indicated as a better bet altogether, as from April 18th Rowridges commercial multiplexes dip into the status of being variable reception, and are seen to stay that way right into 2014.

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Mike Dimmick
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5:50 PM

jb38, Roger Whitman: The reason that the commercial multiplexes are shown as poor from Rowridge, from 18 April, is because Crystal Palace will use the same frequencies from that date.

Viewers who are affected are recommended to change the aerial from horizontal to vertical polarization - Rowridge commercial muxes will transmit greater power on VP than on HP. In Roger's case, Hannington is shown as an equally-good option, as jb38 said.

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6:54 PM

Mike Dimmick: Yes, I see what you mean Mike, and I suppose that using Rowridges VP is a good way around the problem should for any remote unforeseen reason Hannington prove less than satisfactory.

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Ian
8:46 PM

If anyone cares, 682MHZ is 'back' in Fleet, but only 35% signal strength. Roll on 4th/18th.

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jb38
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9:09 PM

paul: Are you sure that what your neighbour was told regarding a strong signal isn't the very thing that's causing your own problems? I say this as BBC channels can generally be regarded everywhere as being the strongest, so purely to test whether they are or not in your case, if you have a set top aerial lying around plug that in and see if any BBC channels can be picked up.

The only reason for requesting this test is that the misleading aspect about an excessively strong signal is that it can give exactly the same symptoms to that of a weak one, this causing confusion to many as even if a signal strength check is carried out it can also sometimes indicate low, but this is caused by the circuitry used to measure same running on the verges of instability resulting in inaccurate readings being given.

Of course that being said, maybe it isn't the case of an excessively high signal, but no matter what as far as an aerial is concerned I would suggest using something like a modest DM log periodic type such as seen on the link provided, as anything larger generally has an adverse effect on reception in situations such as yours where excessive distances aren't the problem.

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Monday, 5 March 2012
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paul
7:49 PM

thanks JB38
have tried set top ariel and with a bit of jiggling about we do get bbc chanels [note have older tv upstairs receves all channels]
only ever had probs down stairs with old tv and new digital tv BUT do have 2 ariels on gable ????????????????any more help/info
would be much appreciated paul

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paul
7:53 PM

me again, only heard he had a overly strong
signal from some 1 else, my neighbour has now died so cant ask him ,have thought about running a temp cable frob bedroom to new dig tv down stairs to see if remidied ???
thanks again paul

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jb38
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8:49 PM

paul: That test you carried out somewhat indicates that your signal is liable to be a bit on the strong side, as if your BBC picture had been breaking through the signal being weak then its very unlikely that anything at all would have been received using the set top aerial.

Another point you have to keep in mind is that the tuners used in TV or boxes of different manufacture can have wide variations in their performance, this why so many people with more than one device in their house frequently complain that a TV or whatever works in one room but not in another, as in cases like that if the devices used in each room were swapped over they would most likely find that the problem followed the device.

I would persevere with what you suggested as far as running a temporary cable is concerned as its really a case of trial and error, but as far as the two aerials on the cable end are concerned are these the same types as each other? and does one feed upstairs and the other down? as I wasn't quite sure if that's what you meant.



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paul
9:31 PM

thnkyou JB38
dont know what ariel does what as the cables are running through the floor space ,but will try swaping tv"s
thankyou VERRY MUCH JB38
PAUL

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