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Colour photos by Peter Bigwood, James Pomfret and David Neale

Alexandra Palace Greater London
NGR: TQ296900 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 93.3m Structure Height: 65.5m
Digital TV: BBC A: 49 D3&4: 58 BBC B: 54
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Capital Xtra: 107.1  LGR: 103.3 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Sound Digital: 11A        London 1: 12C        London 2: 12A        London 3: 11B       
Comments: Alexandra Palace is a relay of Crystal Palace
   

Ally Pally - as she is known to her friends - is, of course, the most historic television site in the country.

The Baird 240 line and Marconi-EMI 405 line systems were broadcast on alternate weeks from 2-Nov-1936 but the Baird system was dropped on 6-Feb-1937. Broadcasting continued until noon on 1-Sep-1939. During the war, the Alexandra Palace transmitters were used for electronic counter measures. Broadcasts resumed on the afternoon of 7-June-1946 with the EMI 405 line system.


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