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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
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

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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, 6 February 2012
Transmitter engineering
sentiment_very_satisfiedOwner

10:34 AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:42 on 02 Feb to 15:25 on 02 Feb BBC TWO Weak Signal; DSO related from 09:48 on 02 Feb to 15:25 on 02 Feb [BBC]

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Mike Dimmick
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6:18 PM

Bob: The grey and strike-out are simply meant to indicate the services that close down. It doesn't mean it isn't happening.

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Kieran R
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8:54 PM

when is the D.S.O or has it allready started

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11:00 PM

Kieran R: See all the information at the top of the page and also Switchover starts in Berkshire and North Hampshire | ukfree.tv - independent free digital TV advice .

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Tuesday, 7 February 2012
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Roy Hole
2:50 PM
Maidenhead

I currently receive Merriden on the analoge channel 7.My postcode is sl6 7nn.
What will be the new freeview channel number??

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Mike Dimmick
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3:38 PM

Roy Hole: It looks like you're primarily a Crystal Palace viewer. If you retune on the Hannington dates, you should still get Crystal Palace services on the regular channel numbers. Your receiver should also store Hannington services on other channel numbers, but those numbers are not fixed in the specifications. I believe it's recommended that they are stored from 800 onwards, but some boxes just use the next number available after the first copy of all services have been stored (which will be around 312 or so), or fill gaps (there are gaps at 8, 35, 45, 47, 50-59 if you don't have HD, 53 and 55-59 if you do, etc) or use 1000 onwards. Some boxes don't store them at all.

Only the high-power BBC services from Hannington launch tomorrow morning. ITV1, C4 and C5 launch at high power on 22 February. The order you get may depend on whether you retune on both dates, or only after it completes. It's likely that ITV/C4/C5 channels from the South region would be stored before the BBC South set, as they will be on a lower frequency and therefore be found first.

Analogue television only carried a recommended channel number from the late 1990s, and again, there wasn't really a spec for where additional copies of the same channel should be stored, so different TVs may have behaved differently, or behaved differently in different parts of the country.

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Kieran R
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7:31 PM

i dont receve the folloing channels

A
horizontal
Low 64QAM 2K 2/3
24.1Mb/s
DVB-T MPEG2 20,000

10 ITV 3, 16 QVC, 23 Bid TV, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 38 Quest, 39 The Zone, 44 Channel 5 +1, 60 The Jewellery Channel, 72 CITV, 92 ADULT Section, 93 Television X, 101 Teletext Hols, 104 1-2-1 Dating, 113 CONNECT 1, 114 CONNECT 2, 115 CONNECT 3, 189 ADULT Section, 724 Capital FM, 727 Absolute Radio, 728 Heart,
as a digital multiplex transmitted on frequency C40+ (626.2MHz) from 339m datum.

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Dave
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9:49 PM
Brighton

Is it you usually after the last programme on BBC 2 the switch off occurs ? I've got a snowy black and white picture here in Brghtton...

Is any annoumencent made before also ?

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Mike Dimmick
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9:51 PM

Kieran R: As has previously been explained, Hannington has a 'notch' in its low-power digital coverage, with seriously reduced power transmitted to the east. This may be the cause of your current problems, though you have previously mentioned trees between you and the transmitter.

The high-power digital services will eventually transmit from the new main antenna, which does not have this notch. The notch is designed to protect reception of analogue channels from Guildford, so it cannot be fully removed until the London region switchover in April. The power will be increased to the maximum permitted, and the modes will be changed on 22 February, as advertised, however.

BBC A (Mux 1): 8 February (retune tomorrow after 6am)
D3&4, BBC B (Mux 2, B): 22 February
ArqA (Mux C): 4 April
SDN, ArqB (Mux A, D): 18 April

If you don't get all the muxes after retuning on 22 February, you will need to retune on the April dates to get them.

Digital UK's predictor continues to predict a good service for you on all multiplexes; between 22 February and 18 April the commercial muxes are predicted to be worse than now, as the power increase doesn't offset the additional margin needed after the mode changes. After the restriction is removed, 99-100% of locations in your grid square are predicted to get near-error-free reception 99% of the time. That figure *is* calculated on the basis of a good quality, reasonably high-gain, fairly directional roof-top aerial, with reasonably short downlead, without too many obstructions.

You've previously used Crystal Palace. That should be a good option for the PSBs but is expected to be poor for the COMs, as they will use the same frequencies as Rowridge. You're in the zone where Rowridge is too weak to be usable but still too significant a source of interference. The model used in predictions isn't as directional as most aerials actually are, so it may be better than predicted.

Do be aware when retuning that many boxes store the first version of the channels that they find, and any Hannington viewer may find that Crystal Palace is stored first - particularly when retuning after April, when CP will be 10 times its current power level.

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