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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
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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 Player, 211 Ketchup TV, 212 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 9 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, 91 Classic Hits, 235 Aljazeera English, plus 18 others

com7
 H -1.3dB
C55 (746.0MHz)362mDTG-636,700W
Channel icons


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
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:31 AM

Rob:

Yes you can, by adding a coaxial switch that will allow you to select either of the aerials. You cannot have both at the same time. That solution worked perfectly for me when I could get good signals from both Oxford and Mendip.



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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
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Robert Hellier
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6:48 AM
Reading

Where I live in Reading RG8 8DB... Hannington CH29 blocks Londons CH29 completely.....I have seperated the two aerials Now I get Thats Thames Valley TV on CH 29 but poor

Ch29 on London is blocked no signal found at all so London live ... its been nice knowing you... sadly its good bye from me

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Davews
7:10 AM

I have a single aerial on Crystal Palace, but here in Bracknell Hannington is more or less off the back of it and the front to back ratio is insufficient to reduce it enough. I can occasionally get a watchable picture from London Live, most of the time it is full strength but zero quality. Never ever seen That's Thames Valley although I get most of the other Hannington multiplexes.
There has been absolutely no coverage of the new channel in our local press, it may as well not exist.

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MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:22 AM

Davews:

It is highly likely that the current weather patterns are causing troposhperic lift conditions, which means that signals from some sources travel further than expected normally. That means you could experience reception from transmitters not intended to serve your area.

Do nothing. Do not retune. Just be patient.



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MikeP
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10:23 AM

Robert Hellier:

It is highly likely that the current weather patterns are causing troposhperic lift conditions, which means that signals from some sources travel further than expected normally. That means you could experience reception from transmitters not intended to serve your area.

Do nothing. Do not retune. Just be patient.



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MikeP's 3,056 posts GB
Thursday, 1 June 2017
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Davews
6:49 PM

Sorry MikeP both Bracknell and Reading are both well in the service areas of both Hannington and Crystal Palace (including London Live and That's Thames Valley local multiplexes). London Live has been blocked ever since the Hannington local multiplex was turned on in February, nothing whatsoever to do with weather related tropospheric propagation.

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Friday, 2 June 2017
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:36 AM

Davews:

The two transmitters are in different directions from Reading and Bracknell, one roughly south and one roughly east. A good correctly positioned aerial should be able to differentiate between the two possible sources. If necessary it may be worth considering a higher gain aerial as they have a narrower reception pattern but may need the use of attenuators to reduce the signal to acceptable levels for you equipment.

London Live is on the LW multiplex from Crystal Palace and that transmitted ob Ch29 (538 MHz). It is only a 20kW transmission, so much less than the majoprity of the other services. I cannot find any reference in the frequency allocations charts for That's Thames Valley, perhaps they have not been updated as yet. I have asked by email for a clarification from That's TV, who run That's Thames Valley, for the full technical details of their transmissions. If I get a reasonable and accurate answer I'll pass on the information.



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StevensOnln1
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12:53 PM

MikeP: It's already been widely reported that the local mux for Reading is on C29, with plenty of people complaining about the interference caused by the significant overlap of the London local mux on the same frequency. It does seem a strange choice for the same frequency to be allocated on two transmitters which have such significant overlap (Crystal Palace provides good coverage across much of Reading including good reception of the local mux, at least until the Reading local mux started).

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Saturday, 3 June 2017
MikeP
sentiment_very_satisfiedPlatinum

10:23 AM

StevensOnln1:

Thanks for that. Even That's TV doesn't seem to realise the problem it is causing! Who ever allocated the same frequency to two different services when the transmitter service areas overlap so much is clearly not blessed with knowledge of how radio signals propogate and then cause interference. Perhaps a strongly worded communication to Ofcom is needed?

Best regards



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Davews
10:33 AM

MikeP
See
Extra Freeview channels for Basingstoke and Reading - a516digital

Here in Bracknell Crystal Palace is slightly south of east, Hannington slightly south of west, more or less opposite directions. I have a high gain group A antenna on Crystal Palace installed by a local installer a couple of years ago. Hannington is bang in one of the rear lobes. Crystal Palace and Hannington are more or less equal strength here, half the houses have antennas on one, half on the other, take your pick. To have both local multiplexes on UHF29 is just crazy.



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