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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.

 H max
C45 (666.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 601 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

 H max
C42 (642.0MHz)362mDTG-350,000W
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3 ITV (Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)), 4 Channel 4 South ads, 5 Channel 5 Part Network ads, 6 ITV 2, 13 Channel 4 +1 South ads, 14 More 4, 15 Film 4, 28 E4, 33 ITV +1 (Meridian south coast),

 H max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362mDTG-650,000W
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45 Film 4 +1, 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 BBC Three HD, 123 CBBC HD, plus 1 others

 H -3dB
C41 (634.0MHz)362mDTG-825,000W
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10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 26 ITV Be, 27 ITV 2 +1, 30 5*, 31 5USA, 34 ITV 3 +1, 37 Quest, 44 Channel 5 +1, 55 Channel 5 +24, 61 True Entertainment, 62 ITV 4 +1, 66 CBS Reality, 72 ITV Be +1, 122 CITV, plus 20 others

 H -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
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 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4 +1, 32 Movie Mix, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 126 Tiny Pop, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 18 others

 H -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)359mDTG-825,000W
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18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 25 Dave ja vu, 38 Quest +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 64 CBS Action, 70 Horror Channel, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 18 others

 H -1.3dB
C32 (562.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
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63 Community Channel, 71 Motors TV, 106 BBC Four HD, 107 BBC News HD, 108 Al Jazeera HD, 109 Community Channel HD, 110 Channel 4+1 HD, 111 4seven HD, 124 CBeebies HD, 134 Al Jazeera Arabic, plus 3 others

 H -9.6dB
C34 (578.0MHz)362mDTG-65,500W
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starts sometime during 2014/5:

DTG-3 64QAM 8K 2/324.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
DTG-6 256QAM 32KE 2/340.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
DTG-8 64QAM 8K 3/427.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
H/V: aerial position (horizontal or vertical)

Which BBC and ITV regional news can I watch from the Hannington transmitter?

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BBC South Today 1.3m homes 4.9%
from Southampton SO14 7PU, 46km south-southwest
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
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ITV Meridian News 0.9m homes 3.4%
from Whiteley PO15 7AD, 48km south
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?

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Notes: + and - denote 166kHz offset; aerial group are shown as A B C/D E K W
Italics for analogue, digital switchover was Wednesdays 8th February and 22nd February 2012.
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Thursday, 5 February 2015
Dave Lindsay
12:29 PM

rob: I wouldn't say he's wrong -- I'm not an installer so wouldn't like to say categorically either way.

The principle is that you can improve strength by amplifying. You can't improve quality by amplification -- quality starts and ends at the aerial.

So if the log is seen as not suitable because it doesn't have enough gain (to provide to one receiver on an average length of cable) then one could say "it's not suitable". Also, a high(er) gain aerial isn't necessarily a suitable alternative to a lower gain one used in conjunction with an amplifier.

As you are using an amplifier (because you want to supply multiple points and because of cable length due to the height of your house) then perhaps signal level from the aerial isn't so much an issue.

jb38 can you confirm whether I'm on the right lines or not?

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Dave Lindsay's 5,498 posts Platinum Platinum xx
8:27 PM

Dave Lindsay: Well, although a group aerial can undeniably give a slightly stronger signal to that obtained from a Log aerial, and a booster fitted onto a high gain aerial will indeed give an even stronger signal, but though when taking into account that mentioned in my previous posting regarding the possible downsides connected with using a high gain aerial, plus another I forgot to mention of a viewer experiencing a much higher incidence of picture glitching, I would "not" recommend using anything other than a Log in situations such as Rob's.

I have never at any time experienced a situation where a yagi type multi element aerial actually picked up a signal that a log aerial (even minus a booster) didn't, and a suitably positioned (through experimenting) Log aerial used in conjunction with a good quality high gain booster such as Rob's mast head devices, really does take a bit of beating.

And so the answer to your question is basically yes!!

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jb38's 6,379 posts Platinum Platinum xx
Saturday, 7 February 2015
7:42 AM

Hi guys Thank for you helpful information. I have decided to go for Blake DMX10 A for London and DMX10 B for Hannington and a A + B/E combiner An proper screened and LTE filtered then feed it to an 16dB masthead see how that goes if not work well i shall put the 26dB mast head... Yes my area is awful... will make sure when i move that i am at the top of the hill.... lol

Its a nice area but not so nice to TV reception... I will use my Trial and Error... i will win the battle I dont't give up easliy Might end up in a mental hospital after all this lol

will Let you know my progress in spring when its warmer and calm weather.

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rob's 147 posts Silver Silver xx
4:41 PM

rob: Thanks for the update on the situation, and although the aerials you have chosen for use are not of the type I would recommend for reception in situations such as yours, basically on the grounds that any deviations in the angle of the signal being received by a high gain aerial, generally results in the signal output levels fluctuating to a much higher degree than would be experienced from such as a Log periodic.

Of course that said, it all depends on how good the tuner in the receiver is, as some are much better than others at coping with this sort of thing based on the effectiveness (speed) of the auto-gain circuitry as well as the quality of the decoder.

However, as your aerial installation is in the loft, this makes things much easier as far as "trial and error" is concerned, insomuch that if you do experience periods of picture glitching etc, you could try temporarily (if) replacing the DMX10 with a log and see if this improves the situation, if though it doesn't, then the problem is being caused by factors outwith your control and which there is basically no cure for.

Yes, maybe you could post update once the installation is completed, making a note of the strength / quality levels received from the various multiplexes and keeping it away for future reference, likewise carrying out a further check at a later date after the season has changed purely to see if anything has altered.

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jb38's 6,379 posts Platinum Platinum xx
Sunday, 8 February 2015
12:08 PM

Hi Dave and Jb38

So far i managed to cure Channel 44 by adjusting the Labgear Tri Boom areial that i got for a fiver from screw fix last year.. it was pointing to CP in the loft but the signal has always abit iffy... thats why wideband areials dont really work on channel group A transmitters.... BUT turned it to Hannington and a little tweaking here and there and a paitence of a saint too.. Got it all 90% but channel 44 at 70%ish its better than nothing as i worked for sky anything above 50% is ok..ish. I shall install that areial outside in spring should get abit more gain... (fingers crossed) I will deffintley buy a group A for CP. I had an old areial standard 18 element group A its no good for freeview....least i tried.One thing that bothers me is using the 26dB masthead amp....will it be too much in future? tried 16dB masthead amp..... got almost nothing except BBc stations. thats my trial and error done... safer in the loft than on the roof!!! least i know where i have to point the aerials for sure!... but i like to say thank you for you helpful information I do apperiate it.. Dads now happy to have BBC South today and i am happy with Meridian Tonight..

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Rob's 147 posts Silver Silver xx
Monday, 9 February 2015
10:16 AM

Roll on summer when we get change of weather that affect TV signals...... i mean in the old days used to get slight snow or venition blind effect like watching 405 lines on 625 colour... there's a word for it but cannot spell it..... opps.. that does affect digital in a way of blocky and squealing sound... that does my hearing aid in.... blooming hurts my ears....

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rob's 147 posts Silver Silver xx
Wednesday, 11 February 2015
9:24 AM

jb38: SATAS the shop i buy my aerial bits and bobs.. when i worked for sky i used to get all my cables from them.... a nice guy called mike has told me a Triax log 28 will be the very best i can use for my area which Dave and JB38 has to me i cannot go wrong with them I hope. will be getting them both aerials replaced with logs..... will keep you all informed my findings and signal strengths

wish me luck


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rob's 147 posts Silver Silver xx
9:15 PM

rob: Yes, please do, as what you have been told by the person (Mike) in the SATAS shop is perfectly correct, because speaking as an RF equipment engineer of many years standing (40+), I can say with an element of confidence that if the combination of a Log coupled into a booster of around 20dB's or so does not give satisfactory results in your particular location, then nothing will.

The problem with areas such as yours being, that reception can change over a relatively short period of time, whereby a high gain (group) aerial can, at the time of installation, have the edge signal strength wise over that of a Log, but though this is generally at the expense of the stability level of the signal being received, for reasons mentioned in my previous postings.

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jb38's 6,379 posts Platinum Platinum xx
Monday, 2 March 2015
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