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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
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
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, 12 Quest, 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
Friday, 4 April 2014
M
Michael
sentiment_satisfiedGold

4:34 PM

Rob: Some boxes have had problems tuning in both HD muxes, especially those using a Vestel chipset. Try doing a retune/first time installation with the aerial out, then manually tuning in the normal 6 muxes (not sure if you're using Crystal Palace or Haddington) using the manual retune option - do not tune in the COM7 mux!

See if that works, and if it does, then you probably need the software update that has came out for the Vestel boxes.

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Michael's 358 posts GB
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
R
Rob
6:09 PM

Rob: Hi Micheal

Yes got the basic hd channels back but not the new ones..... looks like i had to dump this box and get a new one with PVR... when i get spare cash lol

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Rob's 17 posts GB
Saturday, 24 May 2014
C
Craig
6:02 PM
Fareham

I live in Whiteley, Fareham and my recommended transmitter is Rowridge. However there is a large copse directly behind my house that is in direct line of sight with Rowridge, hence I get a very intermittent reception. I am thinking of pointing my aerial towards Hannington. Will I receive a strong enough signal from Hannington?

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jb38
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

8:42 PM

Craig: Indications are that's its doubtful as to whether or not you would receive a better signal from Hannington (@ 29 miles / 1 degree) as although the signal from Rowridge ( @ 15 miles / 200 degrees) suffers from the obstruction referred to at approximately 1.5 miles prior to your location, the signal from Hannington is seen to be obstructed in three separate places starting from just under 12 miles.

However as far as Rowridge is concerned, are you receiving this station on vertical or horizontal polarity?, because if its the latter then you should try rotating your aerial to its vertical mounting position to take advantage of the fact that the COM channels (SDN / Arqa / ArqB) are radiating on 200Kw on vertical whereas only 50Kw on horizontal, excluding COM7 or L-SOT which do not radiate on vertical, as apart from power increase sometimes vertical polarity signals can overcome problems better than horizontally polarised ones.

You could though try a simple test to see if any traces of a signal can be detected by carrying out a "manual" tune test on Hanningtons BBC or ITV1 channels, this achieved by entering BBC1 C45 (666.0 Mhz) into the box but NOT followed by pressing search or scan, because if anything is being received the strength / quality of the signal will be seen in the signal bars, if nothing appears then try ITV1 C42 (642.0 Mhz)

Your aerial is of course approximately 20 degrees out from being a proper rear pickup of Hannington and so that error has always to be kept in mind with this type of test, also if your aerial is vertically mounted for Rowridge then this test is unlikely to work anyway.


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Thursday, 5 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

4:33 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 today to 15:31 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 6 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 yesterday to 15:31 yesterday. [BBC]

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Saturday, 7 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - DAB: BBC National DAB Radio Weak Signal from 15:21 on 05 Jun to 15:31 on 05 Jun. [BBC]

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Thursday, 12 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:31 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:58 today. [BBC]

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Transmitter engineering
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1:31 PM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:58 today to 11:27 today. [BBC]

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Friday, 13 June 2014
Transmitter engineering
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4:32 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Freeview: HD Digital TV Weak Signal from 09:58 yesterday to 11:27 yesterday. [BBC]

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