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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
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

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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.

Comments
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Over the next week Hannington main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Liable to interruption, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Over the next week Hannington main transmitter: TV (analogue) working normally, TV (digital) working normally, Radio (analogue) Liable to interruption, Radio (digital) working normally. [DUK]

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P.Hollies
10:15 AM
Tadley

Yesterday, Feb13th., ITV3 disappeared although we had been receiving it normally up to then. A retune failed to restore it and the number of other channels which had previously been available were also absent. A further retune this morning, Feb 14th has made no difference. Reception on BBC channels is excellent, all commercial channels that we can receive, itv, 4, 5, have poor reception. RG26 5PX

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Dave Lindsay
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11:48 AM

P.Hollies: I think that by and far the most likely possibility, due to your proximity to the transmitter, is the high signal strength on the BBC multiplex which last week went to full post-switchover power.

The other multiplexes are still on low power. However, at your distance, you shouldn't have an issue picking them up.

The reason for them being unavailable is probably due to the high power BBC multiplex desensitising your receiver. That is, it is "seeing" the very high strength BBC signal and reducing its sensitivity which consequently means that it is not sensitive enough to pick up the other channels.

It's a bit like when you're in a room at night with the light on and you look out the window. Your eyes are desenitised by the light, which is why if you turn off the light, you can see out the window. Unfortunately you can't turn off the light in this case, but you can give your receiver shades in the form of an attenuator.

See here:

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

Get yourself an attenuator to reduce the level of the signals going into your receiver. A 20dB variable one is probably best as it will let you adjust it to best effect.

If you have a set-top aerial, you could try that (until you get an attenuator) as it will pick up less signal, although it may not be perfect. A crude (temporary) way of attenuating the signal is, if one of the aerial connectors is one that screws together is to remove the outer metal (screen) part so that only the centre conductor connects to the socket.

For those channels which you don't have, try manual tuning if your receiver allows:

ITV3 Ch40 (Ch41 from 22nd Feb)
Pick TV Ch44 (no change of channel on 22nd Feb, apart from removal of offset which is irrelevant when tuning)
Yesterday Ch41 (Ch47 from 22nd Feb)

If you loose any channels before 22nd February, don't retune! They haven't changed channel and all you risk doing is loosing them from your receiver's memory which means that you won't know if and when they come back.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012
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Nick
10:07 PM

Strange, seems only last Wednesday and this Wednesday the other muxes are watchable...

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Thursday, 16 February 2012
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RayM
3:02 PM

Could you please tell me what time of day (or night) the analogue signal from the Hannington transmitter will be turned off?

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Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

4:01 PM

RayM: I should expect it to be any time after midnight. It is intended that the digital transmissions are all up and running by 6am.

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Rob p
8:36 PM

Why do I keep getting no channels on UHF 43 (itv1 etc) despite having a good signal, I live within 10 miles of hangington, this is irritating and keeps happening on all tv's in house

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Mark Fletcher
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11:49 PM
Halifax

Rob p.Firstly you did not provide a full postcode or location as such.Without this information we cannot be much of valuable assistance to yourself.

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Friday, 17 February 2012
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Mark Fletcher
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12:02 AM
Halifax

Brian Davies.A group A external aerial will have a red tip at the end,a group B external aerial will be coloured yellow at its tip.As you have not given a full postcode or nearby location as such we cannot be of much valuable assistanc to yourself.However you mentioned you are unable to receive any digital channels but only the analogue ones with yer indoor aerial + amplifier.This is in some locations unsatisfactory such as in your case and if i was you i would purchase an external group B Yagi 18B antenna for your location but you must be quick,come Wednesday 22 February 2012 in the early hours the rest of Hannington's remaining four analogue channels BBC1,ITV1,Channel 4 and Channel 5 will be forever switched off.

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