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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
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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, 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;
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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
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
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John Hanrahan
12:03 PM
Alton

Addition to last post
Am tuned to Hannington
the local Alton slave transmitter only gives PSB 1 & 2

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FJC Farrar
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1:30 PM
Camberley

Now I can receive Freeview HD which seems to be capable of providing excellent visual quality; it seems BBC SD channels invite you to "view in HD" for material actually made in HD - whereas the other broadcasters appear to label as HD such "real HD" and also stuff originally SD then upscaled less well than my TV does.
Or is this my imagination??

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FJC Farrar
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

1:39 PM
Camberley

Transmitter Engineering at Hannington should be congratulated for managing all the hard work involved in the switchover with no problems apparent here - it cannot have been easy when in the real world, despite every careful plan; something awkward usually crops up.

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Alan Cocker
1:44 PM
Hungerford

Oddly, all my computer-based tuners are picking up the channel "Big Deal" on both 658MHz and 682MHz (ArqA and ArqB). It's shown as an ArqB channel in your lists above, but not ArqA. (I'm using both Windows Media Center and Hauppauge WinTV 7 on each of three different computers and all do the same.) I'm only receiving pictures on ArqB, but the EPG for the one on ArqA says "Programmes start at 3.00am", so I wouldn't expect to see a signal until then.

This is just a nuscience and not really a problem for me. I'm just reporting it in case it helps anyone.

I'm in Lambourn but picking up direct from Hannington, and not the Lambourn repeater.

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Andy Fraser
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2:34 PM

Alan Cocker: According to DTG :: DTT Services by Multiplex - "Big Deal" should only be on Arq A. I too had the duplicate on all of my receivers, but I deleted them both.

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Rickenbacker
3:08 PM
Wokingham

ukfree.tv shows the SDN and the D3+4 Mux'es as using an offset frequency (+0.167MHz), but Ofcom's "Digital Switchover Transmitter Details" document for the Meridian region (http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/binaries/broadcast/guidance/tech-guidance/Meridian.pdf) shows the BBCB Mux as being on an offset frequency. I'm using software where I have to manually enter the frequencies, and I would obviously like to get it right.

Can anyone help me out with regards to who/what is correct?

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:43 PM

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

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Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

3:43 PM

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

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tony
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

4:40 PM
Farnborough

andy frazer

Strange one really as weeks ago all channels
were Working ok on then they went so only BBC was available . looking at page 25000 watts i would have thought would be fine for a weak reception unless the quoted Figure is not exactly correct. not heard of anyone in our area able to recieve these Muxes.

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KMJ,Derby
sentiment_satisfiedGold

6:04 PM

Rickenbacker: The Ofcom document shows the correct information. The explanation for the different information on this site lies with a change to the original plan with regard to the frequencies to be included in the digital dividend. C39 and C40 were originally part of the spectrum to be auctioned off, BBCB was only planned to use C39 temporarily. Once it was decided to keep C39/C40 for the use of existing services the offsets were no longer required on C41/C42, however C39 now received an offset to distance the signal slightly from other possible users of the digital dividend frequency C38.

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