menuMENU    UK Free TV logo Freeview

 

 

Click to see updates

Full Freeview on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter

first published this on - UK Free TV
sa_streetviewGoogle Streetviewsa_gmapsGoogle mapsa_bingBing mapsa_gearthGoogle Earthsa_gps51.308,-1.245 or 51°18'28"N 1°14'43"Wsa_postcodeRG26 5UD

 

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
_______

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
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
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
B
Bob Fidler
8:38 PM

Why can I not get the BBC HD channels on a digital HD ready TV today yet I can get these channels now on another older HD TV which has a Freeview Digital Box attached which I have retuned today?

I have tried retuning the HD ready TV on C39 618Mhz for the HD channels but none were found.

link to this comment
Bob Fidler's 1 post GB
J
jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

9:26 PM

Bob Fidler; Simply because TV's of the "HD Ready" variety are not fitted with tuners capable of responding to an HD signal, types that are being DVB-T2 capable whereas those that aren't are only DVB-T, "no signal" usually being seen if any attempt is made to manually tune in an HD multiplex.

If anyone has any doubts about whether their TV can (or cannot) receive HD transmissions if the look at the back of their instruction manual / specifications / tuner, its nearly always shown there.

In other words "HD Ready" indicates that the TV is capable of showing an HD image but only from an externally connected source, HD Ready being something that has misled numerous people by in my opinion UK trading standards not insisting that HD Ready stickers should be displayed as "HD Ready" - (from external source)

link to this comment
jb38's 7,179 posts GB
P
Peter Hilton-robinson
9:27 PM

We have a problem on C41+ in that the programmes break up making the picture unwatchable. We had this before the changeover and I hoped that the change and increased power would solve it.

The signal strength shows as 27% and quality 100% whereas BBC (C45) has strength 31% and Quality 100%

Any ideas what we can do to improve the position

link to this comment
Peter Hilton-robinson's 1 post GB
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:27 AM

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

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

6:27 AM

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

link to this comment
Transmitter engineering's 138,029 posts xx
P
Patrick Midgley
9:13 AM
Andover

I have retuned my set, but it will not pick up any of the ITV channels without further retuning. All BBC channels are OK. I have contacted the TV supplier and they tell me that works are still underway at Hannington and that there is no fault on the tv itself. Could you advise what I should do, please?
I have a roof mounted aerial.

link to this comment
Patrick Midgley's 2 posts GB
T
tony
sentiment_satisfiedBronze

9:40 AM
Farnborough

Dont know if Digital uk read this but a friend has problem tuning her tv BBC Channels Fine No ITV etc on Meridean local tv for news ,
Gave postcode they told her No ITV Till april 4 which makes that crystal palace so she would not have lost all analogue channels last night . they need to ask what your local channel is hers is same as mine BBC South Meridean news not BBC London ITV london . Still waiting to hear from her again but should be ok EVERSLY near FLEET

Tony

link to this comment
tony's 30 posts GB
Richard Gibson
9:41 AM
Winchester

Film 4 and Yesterday are now only intermittently available here in Winchester and I see that the broadcast power for COM5 and COM6 is currently "very low". Will it ever move up into the "low" category, or possibly higher, so I can resume watching these channels as I have since Freeview started. I have a good rooftop aerial and a signal amplifier for connection to my TV which is driven by a PC with a Hauppage TV card.

link to this comment
Richard Gibson's 3 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:00 AM

Richard Gibson: Remove the signal booster, your receiver could be desensitised by the higher power signals.

I haven't seen anything to say that COM5 and COM6 are on lower power than what they were on before. Thus, that is why I would suggest that problem is caused by the higher power digital services.

The "desensitising" is a bit like your eyes being desensitised to poor light outside at night with the light in the room turned on.

Amplification could be unnecessary. See here:

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

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Dave Lindsay
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:05 AM

tony: Is the probalem that the wrong ITV region is being picked up? If ITV London is being picked up, then I assume that this is coming from Crystal Palace.

The most generic answer is to run the automatic tuning scan with the aerial unplugged for the first 25% so as to miss out the frequencies used by CP.

link to this comment
Dave Lindsay's 5,724 posts GB
Select more comments

Your comment please
Please post a question, answer or commentIf you have Freeview reception problems before posting a question your must first do this Freeview reset procedure then see: Freeview reception has changed, Single frequency interference, and Freeview intermittent interference.

If you have no satellite signal, see Sky Digibox says 'No Signal' or 'Technical fault'

If you have other problems, please provide a full (not partial) postcode (or preferably enter it in box at the top right) and indicate where if aerial is on the roof, in the loft or elsewhere.

UK Free TV is here to help people. If you are rude or disrespectful all of your posts will be deleted and you will be banned.








Privacy policy: UK Free Privacy policy.