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Photos by Colin Dalziel, Peter Bigwood and David Sommers

Brecon UHF Powys
NGR: SO054287 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 49 D3&4: 54 BBC B: 58
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Comments: Brecon UHF is a relay of Wenvoe (via Ebbw Vale and Abergavenny)
Colin Dalziel: 

This [below] is a golden oldie. It shows the Band III aerial on the Brecon ITA mast in mid-Wales and was taken in (I think) 1968 or 1969 so the aerials shown here were the ITA VHF-405-line service on ch8.

David Sommers has taken the more recent photos: 

I have shown it from the town, and the town from the mast which stands on a hill known as Slwch. This shows just how close the mast is to the town. With an output of 1kw it serves most of the town centre very well and the outlying villages where terrain allows up to a distance of about 10 miles. The SE of the town is screened by the back of Slwch hill and is served by Pennorth.

The feed being received by the vertical trough aerials comes from Abergavenny, which is fed by Ebbw Vale, which itself is fed directly by Wenvoe.

The mast is well loaded, and a tall and impressive structure for a small town relay station. The channel allocation of 54, 58, 61 and 64 ruins Mendip reception in higher parts of the locality where it runs in through dips in the Brecon Beacons. The Beacons also screen Brecon from Wenvoe, although it is used in isolated communities to the North West of the town.

The Brecon FM radio relay is not co-sited with the UHF site. The FM site consists of two stacked yagis on a mast pointing over the town from an area known as the Crug. This site receives feed directly from Wenvoe.

I moved from Brecon over 8 years ago, and have not walked up the tx for about 10. I was amazed at how much more hardware had been fitted to it, and the number and size of the buildings up there!

Brecon VHF | Pennorth

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