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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.

Are there any planned engineering works or unexpected transmitter faults on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) mast?

Hannington transmitter - Hannington transmitter: Possible effect on TV reception week commencing 26/09/2022 Pixelation or flickering on some or all channels Digital tick


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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 (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

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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
Saturday, 28 September 2013
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Steve
5:44 PM

Judith Ralph: Isle of Wight here (PO33 Ryde): I've just retuned because I lost everything from Hanninton and now I've got Midlands local news. Sort of ties in with the weather excuses.

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Chris
6:08 PM

I have had problems for months, had a new aerial fitted and no improvement. Generally seems to be OK during the day but lose it completely in the evenings. Even BBC lost signal yesterday. I am tucked in below the Marlborough Downs in SN8

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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

6:46 PM
Havant

Chris:

Was your new aerial fitted by a professional??

I would question any fitter who puts an aerial on a house if they cannot get the required signal strength and quality for it to work correctly.

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James
6:48 PM

Been having issues here (SP5 1) for about the last ten days.
Currently have good signal on PSB1 ans PSB2 but nothing at all on com 4 and com 5. Last night even PSB 1 dropped out at about 9.45PM.
There must be a fault somewhere, as all these people can't have duff equipment!!

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mark
8:11 PM
Southampton

so45 losing signal again, sometimes picking up rowridge, then west midlands!, got to be atmospherics but its a pain in the jacksy bring back analogue all is forgiven.


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Michael & Liz Stevenson
8:43 PM
Alresford

SO24 0RE. Aerial on roof attached to chimney with booster in attic.

We have lost signal on and off since Tuesday 24th September and are unable to watch anything at all this evening. We have repeatedly retuned without success.

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tc101
9:06 PM

Clearly because of all the negitivity about signal either the mighty God has reduced so called high pressure weather interference or those mucking about have received high pressure to cut it out. All appears to be OK now.

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Mark
11:09 PM

GU34 was poor last night and recovered this evening when it started breaking up again at 11pm. Phoned an aerial installer this morning and he said he has had many calls. This has never happened before so I can't see how it is to do with high pressure.

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Michael
11:32 PM

What a shame. So much wasted time and money due to the high pressure and nobody informing the public. In the good old days broadcasters would have cared about this and they used to announce the unusual weather/atmospherics hence saving all the stress.
It would seem odd to me for this to have carried on for almost a week with not a dickybird. I used to be a transmitter engineer and Hannington took its feed off air from Rowridge. It sounds as if Hannington is loosing this feed as the interference is incoming to the transmitter. Folks are complaining using both transmitters.

It puzzles me why the broadcaster would want to keep their customers in the dark.
Come on you guy's. Get your act together!
Come back Engineering information with openness and honesty! Or, at least stick a caption up to save all this wasted time, money & effort.

Yes you guessed. I once worked in Engineering Information where we were proud to keep people informed of situations like this. but..... It was privatised and now we have.......

That feels better. At least I got it off my chest. Thanks UKfree.

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Sunday, 29 September 2013
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jamie stevens
sentiment_satisfiedSilver

1:11 PM

INFORMATION :)

I have had a customer this week who has had minor issues for some time, like others has had major issues this week.

I went there on Thursday and all was working apart from the minor issues they previously had which was down to a very very old aerial.

Fitted a new aerial on this house with a new amp and also 4G filter.

I asked them to monitor the reception and checked back in with them today.

They have had zero issues, all minor issues gone and more importantly when all you others have been having major issues they have had perfect reception.

Obviously the new aerial fixed the minor issues they was getting but other than that they should have still been getting major issues when everyone else did if this was down to the transmitter.

Could the difference actually be that they have a 4G filter fitted, not really sure what the role out currently is on the 4G transmission.

Just an idea but maybe some of you should get a local installer to do a free signal test :)

regards

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