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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?

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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
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
12 Quest, 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, 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
Saturday, 11 February 2012
Andy Fraser
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:59 PM
Fleet

tim w: I think something else must be causing this. I am just down the road from you and the signal has been 100% since the teething problems on 8th February. I suspect a connection problem somewhere in your aerial system.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

5:26 PM
Fleet

tim w: You have to appreciate another point concerning the reception problems you are experiencing, insomuch that using Church Crookhams Ridgeway Parade Post Office as a test code of GU52 6NY (yours being unknown) the DRG's reception predictor quite clearly indicates that at present its only possible to receive the BBC Mux and no others, not even with the status of poor.

Reception predictors by the very way they collate and display the information always have elements of potential inaccuracies in what they might forecast, as they cannot take into account any local difficulties that might cause obstructions to the signal path, but when it predicts that its only possible for one multiplex to be received this generally indicates that the area referred to is liable to be of a nature where moving only a few yards or so can result in large variations in signal strength, this possibly why Andy Frazer seems to have reasonable reception whereas you haven't.

However on April 12th all multiplexes are indicated as being OK on the test code used, although as a guide on what to expect come that date use BBC1 as its presently operating on its final power, as will the ITV and the HD service be on Feb 22nd when they also join BBC on high power.

This said of course excluding any possible deficiencies that may (or may not) still be in existence connected to mast feed problems at the station.

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Andy Fraser
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

6:42 PM
Fleet

I have more than reasonable reception on BBC A in Fleet. I tried adding a 12dB attenuator this morning and the signal level still showed 99%.

My postcode (about a mile from tim w) also predicts no reception on other muxes, but I have had adequate reception on all channels for many years.

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:17 PM

Andy Fraser: Yes maybe so, but thats what I meant about large changes in signal strength being possible over relatively short distances when dealing with locations not really officially predicted to receive any signals of any substance, as in areas like that a person on one side of the street can enjoy great reception whilst the person facing from across the street doesnt.

If you were indeed receiving a good signal "prior" to switchover even with the transmitting masts restriction towards the East and which might possibly has been removed now, then you must be fortunate enough to reside in a "gifted spot" for the RF signal path, and its situations like that which would make it interesting to observe the readings obtained from a field strength meter in a service vehicle whilst driving between your location and tim w's, as I am sure there would be some erratic movements seen on the scale.

I am not of course saying that tim w doesnt have some intermittent fault with his aerial / connections, but just pointing out the facts of whats officially stated as the situation regarding reception in that particular area, as even although slight variations in whats actually obtained always exist the predictions given cannot be totally be discounted.

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tim w
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:38 PM

The reason I commented was not because I had no signal. I have lived at this address for several years and never had signal. What has baffled me is the intermitent signal that we are now enjoying. Some of the time we have the whole multiplex at good quality, the rest we have zero on any channel.

I have seen what the predicter says though I have lived at addresses where this has been rubbish in the past.

I will just have to wait and see if when all the multiplexes are over, what we get.

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Sunday, 12 February 2012
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Nick
12:47 AM

I have just done a full retune. I'm on the Hannington transmitter. However Muxes A and 2 are pretty much unwatchable as the picture jumped and skips and the 'Signal Level' bar jumps up and down. It used to do this for Mux C but thats now fine. The other muxes are fine.

I have a Hitachi HDB72 Set top box. The funny thing is Mux 2 has always been bad, but Mux A was fine before Christmas. Even changed the flylead and the aerial, even though I'm in a communal flat, is fine. Any solutions? All muxes were fine on the evening of the 8th Feb (the date of the first stage of the switchover), but now is back to the Muxes 2 and A being unwatchable.

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Transmitter engineering
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4:33 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:55 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 08 Feb to 13:55 on 08 Feb Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 08 Feb to 03:03 on 08 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 11:31 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb [BBC]

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4:33 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:55 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 08 Feb to 13:55 on 08 Feb Analogue BBC ONE Off Air; DSO related from 00:06 on 08 Feb to 03:03 on 08 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC ONE Weak Signal from 11:31 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb [BBC]

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6:29 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:55 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 08 Feb to 13:55 on 08 Feb Analogue 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 on 09 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb [BBC]

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HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview BBC Digital TV Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Very Weak Signal; DSO related from 13:55 on 08 Feb to 01:28 on 09 Feb BBC Digital TV Off Air; DSO related from 13:46 on 08 Feb to 13:55 on 08 Feb Analogue 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 on 09 Feb BBC ONE Off Air from 01:28 on 09 Feb to 04:34 on 09 Feb [BBC]

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