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Barrow Cumbria
NGR: SD218707 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio Five Live: 693 kHz
  Radio Cumbria: 837 kHz 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B       
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Apparently the transmitter at Barrow kept tripping out at around dusk each day but by the time the engineers arrived there was no evident cause. So, they laid in wait...

At around dusk huge flocks of starlings collected on the top wires on their way to roost. This upset the electrical balance of the antenna sufficiently to trip the transmitter. 

The solution? You can just see two large plastic owls atop each support mast.

Isn't nature wonderful?

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