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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

BROOKMANS PARK

Photos by Peter Bigwood David Foord


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Located near Potters Bar in Hertfordshire, Brookmans Park serves London and a broad swathe of the South East of England with AM radio.

It's a NGW site, and one of the BBC's earliest transmitting stations the only BBC service it transmits today is R5 Live.

Previously it broadcast the BBC Light Programme on 1214kHz (247m) and the BBC Home Service on 908kHz (330m). Subsequently it broadcast BBC Radios 1, 2 and 3 and BBC Radio London.

The transmitter building - seen below in the view of the site entrance - is very grand and imposing. Can you imagine such a transmitter hall being built today?

I think I see the new DAB aerials for London's local service DRg at the top of the tower which can be seen to the right in the photo above, and to the left in the photo below, which gives a good overall view of the site.

The T aerial in the distance transmits the Virgin and Sunrise services with the slim 300ft monopole acting as reflector and reserve for both services. This is the same configuration that was used for the Light Programme and Radio 1

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