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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.

Choose from three options: ■ List by multiplex ■ List by channel number ■ List by channel name
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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.

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

Comments
Thursday, 9 February 2012
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Andy Fraser
11:02 PM
Fleet

tim w: As I have seen no problems with BBC channels today, I think you have a connection problem or the channels you tuned were not stored correctly. Check the 800+ numbers.

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Mike Dimmick
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

11:04 PM

Kieran R: Your box may be one which uses the dumb tuning algorithm - store the first version that it finds, when scanning from lowest to highest frequencies. The weather is causing distant transmissions to come in stronger, and presumably the box has stored Crystal Palace transmissions rather than Hannington.

See Digital Region Overlap for thoughts on how to work around this problem.

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Mike Dimmick's 2,486 posts GB
Friday, 10 February 2012
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Alan Baker
5:40 AM

Hi, why is Hannington tramsmitting 3 BBC channels on 2 muxes as the moment ? Four, Parliament and Cbeebies is on the 666 & 674Mhz channels. Seems a waste of bandwidth.

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Alan Baker's 1 post GB
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Matt
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

8:22 AM

Alan: The Switch-over is still in progress, this will change on on the 22nd at second stage. Rome was not built in a day.

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Matt's 21 posts NL
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Alan Philpott
8:50 AM

Having re-tuned my multiple set-tops and recorders on Wednesday morning and delightedly found that all stations were on full power and of good quality, I was disappointed that on Thursday (yesterday) I was unable to receive a whole raft of ITV stations 1-4, Channels 4 & 5, etc, which were down on power to zero at times.
Why was this, please?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:40 AM

Alan Baker: Further to Matt's response, see the list of Freeview multiplexes. BBC Parliament and BBC Four/CBeebies move at switchover to a single BBC standard definition multiplex (BBC A).

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Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
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Colin
10:10 AM

Hi
I have a problem with the BBC news Channel on Freeview Channel 80 after about 5 secs the channel switches to BBC1. I have hard reset and re-tuned the digi box (a Sony VTX-800U) several times all with the same result. Any advice would be good

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Colin's 2 posts GB
Richard
11:10 AM
Hungerford

I'm in Lambourn, RG17 8FA.
Since the switchover I think I'm suffering from too strong a signal - one Panasonic box thinks an awful lot about channels 40-c.46 but registers no channels. Other boxes report signal strength 10. I do have an amplifier, but of course its also a splitter (I need 3 feeds). Can you get splitters that aren't amplifiers, or do I just need to install a couple of simple splitters in series to by-pass the amp?

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Richard's 1 post GB
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

11:28 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:28 today to 04:34 today BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:55 yesterday to 01:28 today BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 yesterday to 13:55 yesterday Analogue BBC ONE Off Air from 01:28 yesterday to 04:34 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 08 Feb to 03:03 on 08 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 11:31 on 08 Feb to 01:28 yesterday [BBC]

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