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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?

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
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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 (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 ITV +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 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
Monday, 5 March 2012
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jb38
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11:08 PM

paul: Always remember that when testing the TV out on different aerial connections to carry to out a signal strength / quality test
in each location using the same channel every time, noting the levels indicated, as the figures obtained can be used for reference when judging the results of any modifications you might make to the aerial or cabling to.

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Wednesday, 7 March 2012
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Andrew Tegala
8:04 AM
Slough

Hoping you can help with this one. I live in a flat in Slough and up until Monday 5th March I was using the Hannington transmitter and receiving full service of Freeview (including HD channels). However my property management company decided to upgrade the aerial align towards Crystal Palace. Great, I would finally get BBC London region as Slough is in this region. Unfortunately now I can only pick up twenty Freeview channels and the region appears still to be Meridian (so still picking up rather weak signal from Hannington perhaps?) Is there anything I can do to resolve this issue? Or will I just have to wait for 4th April / 18th April for DSO at Crystal Palace?

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jb38
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9:17 AM

Andrew Tegala: You could possibly have a comprise between both stations, try scrubbing what's already stored on your TV or box by carrying out a factory re-set (maybe called default setting) then carry out a "manual" tune on Crystal Palaces BBC1 on Mux Ch25, storing anything received (if that is) then carry out a second manual tune this time on CP's ITV Mux Ch22, backing out of the tuning menu after having carried out both actions and testing the result on both.

If this procedure proved as being satisfactory, then you can recover the remaining muxes by using your equipments "search for other channels" or "update channel list" or whatever it might be called on what you are using.

If though nothing is received by the manual tuning exercise then there really isnt anything you can do to rectify this situation, this by the fact of the aerial system being outwith your control.

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jb38
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9:32 AM

Andrew Tegala: Regarding the latter part of my reply, that is although nothing can really be done about the situation regarding the aerial its definitely worth making another attempt using the procedure described from April 18th when Crystal Palace has fully switched to high powered operation.

Should you decide to try this, then from that date the channels used will be: Ch23 (BBC1) - Ch26 (ITV1) - Ch30 (HD service) - Ch25 (SDN) - Ch22 (ArqA) - Ch28 (ArqB)

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Andrew Tegala
10:48 AM
Slough

Thanks for your help jb38! I will try a manual tune tonight. I have a Humax HDR Fox-T2 and there is a good resource on how to retune this PVR manually to pick up Freeview channels.

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jb38
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1:25 PM

Andrew Tegala: Just a little point regarding that particular box, rather than carrying out the factory default procedure which would make it necessary for you to restore all your previously made configuration settings, just take aerial out an carry out a re-tune without it as that action will in most cases delete the channel memory, then carry out the aforementioned manual scan after re-connecting the aerial.

If though for any reason you are forced to carry out the factory default to completely eliminate the channel list, then double check that the "format HDD" box is NOT checked or it will delete anything you have previously recorded.

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Jacqueline Gray
1:36 PM

Please help.I have now had 2 independent aerial/t.v. engineers and also under the government scheme 'switchover help scheme' visit me here at my home, with regards to the digital switch over at Hannington.The government help scheme pro
vided a new aerial in my loft.To cut a long story, I have 4 'in built digital t.v.s' 3 are new at Christmas and are flat screen and the fourth is 5 years old of the larger model type.
Everyone has checked the aerial output/coax and splitter box in the loft, if anything the signal was too strong, this was 'dampend'to try to resolve my problem, which is bizzarely! one side of my house recieves t.v. from the Crystal Palace transmitter(and any t.v.s installed on that side of the house work fine)any t.v.s installed on the other side of the house recieve from Hannington, and do not work at all(pixeled picture or no transmittion)Please anyone any ideas? At the moment we are all living one side of the house if we want to watch t.v.!

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Jean Ramskill
2:13 PM
Waterlooville

We cannot get any BBC on our digital TV 3 sets in total ,all we get is NO SIGNAL
The aerial is on the roof at the back of the house and it is not an old one.
PO8 0DT

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Adam B
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2:22 PM
Dunstable

Jean Ramskill:

Have you retuned your TV today? I'm assuming that you receive from Rowridge rather than Hannington. Rowridge started switchover today, and therefore BBC digital channels have moved frequency and therefore a retune is required. A further retune will be required on 28th March when all other channels move.

Hope this helps,
Adam.

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Adam B
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2:25 PM
Dunstable

Jean Ramskill:

Sorry, the second date should be 21st March NOT 28th March.

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