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Photos by Peter Bigwood and Paul Andersson

Crabwood Farm Hampshire
NGR: SU449295 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (South Coast): 96.7  Sam FM (South Coast): 106.6  The Breeze (Hampshire): 107.2 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        South Hampshire: 11C       

Crabwood Farm is actually a more significant site that it first appears. It formed the SHF mid-point between the IBA's Crawley Court and Chillerton Down. The IBA's regular weekly programme of  Engineering Information Announcements would have been fed through here on their way into BT's ITV network distribution as was the IBA's first (experimental) digital programme link in 1984.

Many other IBA tests also used the site. A Microwave direct to home distribution system (MVDS?) was tested, and it may still form an important function with Arqiva today.

Sending television signals by digital links - a first step

Winchester ILR coverage area map

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