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Full Freeview on the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter

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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. Click to recheck [+] 

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The symbol shows the location of the Hannington (Hampshire, England) transmitter which serves 470,000 homes.

Other mapstxdabHannington DABtxradioHannington AM/FMtxregionHannington TV regiontx1BBC South
tx3Meridian/Central (Thames Valley micro region)txdabxxDAB in HampshiretxradioxxAM/FM in Hampshire

Is the transmitter output the same in all directions?

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What do the colours on the map mean?

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.


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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.

MuxAerial positionFrequencyHeightModeWatts
PSB1
BBCA
 horizontal max
C45 (666.0MHz)362m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
1 BBC One South, 2 BBC Two England, 7 BBC Three, 9 BBC Four, 120 CBBC, 121 CBeebies, 130 BBC News, 131 BBC Parliament, 301 BBC Red Button 1, plus 13 others

PSB2
D3+4
 horizontal max
C42 (642.0MHz)362m64QAM 8K 2/3
24.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
50,000W
Channel icons
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),

PSB3
BBCB
 horizontal max
C39+ (618.2MHz)362m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
50,000W
Channel icons
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

COM4
SDN
 horizontal -3dB
C41 (634.0MHz)362m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
Channel icons
10 ITV 3, 20 Drama, 25 Dave ja vu, 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, 122 CITV, plus 21 others

COM5
ArqA
 horizontal -3dB
C44 (658.0MHz)359m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
Channel icons
 BBC Red Button 2, 11 pick, 12 Dave, 17 Really, 29 E4+1, 32 Movie Mix, 38 Quest +1, 41 Food Network, 42 Travel Channel, 46 Challenge, 48 Movies4Men, 63 Community Channel, 68 truTV, 69 truTV +1, 132 Sky News, 242 Vintage TV, plus 11 others

COM6
ArqB
 horizontal -3dB
C47 (682.0MHz)359m64QAM 8K 3/4
27.1Mb/s DVB-T MPEG2
25,000W
Channel icons
18 4Music, 19 Yesterday, 21 VIVA, 24 ITV 4, 45 Film 4 +1, 47 4seven, 58 BT Sport 1 (not free), 59 BT Sport 2 (not free), 90 CBS Action, 133 Al Jazeera English, 135 RT English , plus 21 others

com7
 horizontal -7dB
C32 (562.0MHz)362m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
10,000W
Channel icons
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 1 others

com8
 horizontal -9.6dB
C34 (578.0MHz)362m256QAM 32KE 2/3
40.2Mb/s DVB-T2 MPEG4
5,500W
Channel icons
starts sometime during 2014:



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
to BBC South region - 39 masts.
regional news image
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?

years1984-971997-981998-20122012-132013-182013-18
aerial groupEEEB EB EW
600C32com7
C34com8
C35C5C5
C39BBC1BBC1BBC1+BBCB+BBCB+BBCB
C40+A
C41+DSDNSDNSDN
C42ITVITVITVD3+4D3+4D3+4
C43+2
C44+CArqAArqAArqA
C45BBC2BBC2BBC2BBCABBCABBCA
C46+B
C47ArqBArqBArqB
700C501
C51_local_local_local
800C66C4C4C4

orange background for multiplexes names moregreen background for transmission frequencieslilac background for power levels in watts800MHz band: 4G mobile to start in 2013700MHz band: possible 4G in 2019 more600MHz band: new or moved digital TV services more
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.

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
SDN, ARQA, ARQB(-10dB) 25kW
Mux 1*, Mux 2*, Mux A*, Mux B*(-11dB) 20kW
Mux C*, Mux D*, com7(-14dB) 10kW
com8(-16.6dB) 5.5kW

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.



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Transmitter engineering
Sunday 18 September 2011 4:31AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 00:03 yesterday to 00:33 yesterday BBC ONE Off Air from 23:28 on 16 Sep to 00:01 yesterday [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 19 September 2011 4:41AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 00:03 on 17 Sep to 00:33 on 17 Sep BBC ONE Off Air from 23:28 on 16 Sep to 00:01 on 17 Sep [BBC]

Transmitter engineering
Monday 19 September 2011 4:41AM

HANNINGTON transmitter - Analogue BBC ONE Weak Signal from 00:03 on 17 Sep to 00:33 on 17 Sep BBC ONE Off Air from 23:28 on 16 Sep to 00:01 on 17 Sep [BBC]

Dave
Monday 19 September 2011 2:20PM Wokingham

BBC channels suddenly gone down in strength, most of time cannot pick up, other times get intermittent signal only. Has only happened since I have been on holiday in last 2 weeks. All other channels receiving fine.
Location: Wokingham, Berks (RG41 4TX).

J
jb38
Monday 19 September 2011 9:47PM

Dave: As Hannington is indicated as being your best bet on the trade predictor you should carry out a signal check on BBC1 to make sure that Mux Ch50 is seen, and not Ch25 (Crystal Palace) or Ch53 (Oxford)

Although if any of the alternatives mentioned are seen then Hanningtons Mux Ch50 will likely be up in the 800 ranges, the only way around the problem being the manual tuning in of Ch50 after having blanked the channel memory out, this done by scanning without the aerial being connected.

N
Nick
Sunday 25 September 2011 2:18PM Wokingham

RG40 3SY
I have 2 Freeview Sony sets which receive all the channels with no problems. I have just bought a new Freeview Panasonic set
TX-L22D28BW and all the Freeview channels work fine except Hannington channel 50 so BBC1, BBC2, BBC news etc. It says signal strength is low. I get BBC1 and BBC2 fine on analogue, but why does the new set have problems and not the Sonys. Will the digital signal strength be increased so I get BBC1 and BBC2 on the Panasonic after switchover in February 2012?

M
Matt
Sunday 25 September 2011 11:00PM

@Nick- it will improve post switchover.

J
jb38
Monday 26 September 2011 8:11AM

Nick: Using your post code Hannington is forecast as being variable on any of the Muxes that can be received in your area, as only four is indicated. Crystal Palace (or even Oxford) is forecast as good though, so you should blank out what you have stored by scanning without the aerial being connected, then after reconnecting try a manual tune on BBC1 from Crystal Palace on Mux Ch25 to see what comes up.

If nothing is shown then try the same test on Oxford, BBC1 being on Mux Ch53.

I have to say though that Panasonic TV's have excellent tuners as far as sensitivity is concerned, and I suspect that the Panasonic has picked up a different BBC1 from that used on your Sony TV's, so did you verify the actual BBC Mux channel thats being received on your Sony to cross check it with the Panasonic?

M
Matt
Monday 26 September 2011 3:46PM

JB38-my reception forecast for Midhurst is predicted to be variable with four blanks yet I still get 5 out 6 multiplexes perfectly and the other one variable with a contract 18.
If you want to go on the roof, then Crystal Palace will be best-presuming you have a group A aerial.

J
jb38
Monday 26 September 2011 5:59PM

Matt: This is the problem with reception predictions made on post codes, as quite often a post code can cover quite a large area, and if that area is in a category of being difficult, then any predictions seen are only really approximate indications of what's liable to be expected, as there is no substitute for an on-site test being made.

This of course as demonstrated by your own findings.




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