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Bluebell Hill A Kent
NGR: TQ757613 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 189m Structure Height: 52.5m
Digital TV: BBC A: 46 D3&4: 43 BBC B: 40 Local Mux: 27
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
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Bluebell Hill B Kent
NGR: TQ757613 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 189m Structure Height: 55.0m
Digital TV: SDN: 45 Arq A: 39 Arq B: 54 Mux 7: 32 Mux 8: 34
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        London 1: 12C        London 2: 12A       
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Bluebell Hill C Kent
NGR: TQ757613 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 189m Structure Height: 46m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (Kent): 103.1 
Digital Radio:
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Bluebell Hill South Kent
NGR: TQ757613 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 189m Structure Height: 43m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: Kent: 11C        London 3: 11B       
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There are no less than five towers at the Bluebell Hill site!

The reason for this is most likely that the site's proximity to Rochester Airport imposes a height restriction, limiting how much can be added to each mast - hence a further tower was built (the second from the right in the photo below) to carry the aerials for the digital tv services.

The two Arqiva towers.

 

(Hang on, this is starting to sound a bit like The Lord of the Rings!)

Bluebell Hill A - providing analogue tv services.

Next, a few views from on high...

Above: the pods enclosing the digital tv aerials

Left: the shroud covering the analogue tv aerials

Spring 2005, and the Arqiva 2 tower is being given a coat of paint...

Pink paint??!!

Don't panic, it's only the undercoat - so they can see where they've been!

August 2006. David Neale is in the Diary Room.

The other housemates have been given the task of refurbishing one of the Bluebell Hill towers.

First they put up a sign to remind themselves of what they were supposed to be doing, then they dressed the tower in a daft looking skirt.


Belated thanks to Andrew Wood for this photo of the Bluebell Hill transmitter hall.

And finally, from David Neale, the actual bluebells of Bluebell Hill...

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