Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Transmitter Trail

Some business this week took me around Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire so I decided to stop by some transmitter sites on my way round. It turned out to be quite interesting and I managed to visit alot of places whilst sticking to my route and schedule.

Here they are in order:


Ashton Moss MF West:
Location: Ashton, Greater Manchester.
Type: 3 tower freestanding directional array.
Serves: Gold 1458kHz

Ashton Moss MF East
Location: Ashton, Greater Manchester.
Type: 4 tower guyed directional array.
Serves: Key 2 1152kHz, Asian Sound 1377kHz.


Oldham North Relay.
Location: Oldham Edge, Greater Manchester.
Type: 45m freestanding TV relay mast (from Winter Hill).
Serves: BBC Television. Other local use.


Lees Relay.
Location: Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Type: 10m eouble freestanding directional TV relay (from Winter Hill).
Serves: BBC Television.


Saddleworth.
Location: Lydgate, Saddleworth.
Type: 45m TV relay/other (from Winter Hill).
Serves: BBC Television, BBC Radio, Arqiva, SDN, Key103. Other local use.


Holme Moss Transmitting Station.
Location: Holme Valley, West Yorkshire.
Type: 228m guyed tower.
Serves: BBC Radio, Classic FM, Digital One. Other local use.


Emley Moor Transmitting Station.
Location: Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
Type: 330m freestanding concrete tower.
Serves: BBC TV, Various TV multiplexers, Capital Yorkshire 105.1

Heart 106.2, BBC Digital, Digital One. Other local use.

Primrose Hill.
Location: Primrose Hill, Kirklees, West Yorkshire.
Type: 35m TV relay (from Emley Moor).
Serves: BBC Television. Other local use.


Ainley Top/Flixby Ridge.
Location: Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Type: Freestanding radio relay (from Emley Moor).
Serves: BBC Digital Radio.


Vicars Lot.
Location: Outlane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Type: 64m guyed transmitter.
Serves: The Pulse 102.5, Pulse 2 1530kHz.


Scapegoat Hill.
Location: Scapegoat Hill, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Type: Multiple unidentified towers. Reservoir telemetry transmitter.
Serves: Possible former Home Office. Possible Yorkshire Water.


Moorside Edge.
Location: Pole Moor, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.
Type: 158m double guyed transmitter towers.
Serves: Radio 5 Live 909kHz, Absolute 1215kHz, Talk Sport 1089kHz.


Dog Hill.
Location: Shaw, Oldham, Greater Manchester.
Type: 30m freestanding TV relay (from Winter Hill).

Serves: BBC Television.

I'll post some more info and photographs this week on all these places.


Thanks for reading!

73's, Lewis M3HHY.

Manchester, UK.