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Photos by Alex Lakey and Rob Shufflebotham

Copt Oak Leicestershire
NGR: SK483126 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 240m Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
  Radio Leicester: 104.9 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Gem 106: 106.0 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Leicestershire: 11B       
Comments:

The next, more recent photos of Copt Oak were taken by Rob in June 2009.

Rob says: This one has been on my personal hit list for a while - being only about 20 minutes drive away from me, I'd threatened to update the gallery several times! In the end I chose a rather sunnier evening than the pictures imply. The right hand mast seems to carry only mobile phone gear and other non broadcast stuff, although on the drive down I did wonder if the top was DAB.

The main mast is on the left, and I believe the more Northerly. Since the earlir shots were taken there seems to be an aerial system missing from the top, any ideas on what this was? Also, any ideas on what the aerial sat on the top now is, it looks like a birds nest!

The main panels I assume transmit the main Heart service, and possibly even Radio Leicester, but what the 4 folded dipoles below this are for, I again don't know. Anyone?

DAB is right down on the bottom of the tower, very low, and probably explains why DAB coverage is quite so poor, if this is standard practice.

BBC Radio Leicestershire coverage area map

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