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Dursley VHF Gloucestershire
NGR: ST787964 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
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Comments: Used to broadcast Star 107.3, now discontinued

Dursley VHF is located on Symonds Hall Farm, over the road from the Dursley UHF mast. It's only a 'tiny' transmitter - 40W, but its high location (294m asl) means its signal is widely heard.

It looks like it picks its signal off air from the main transmitter using the single dipole and then rebroadcasts it using the stacked pair - only a guess - I may be wrong! 

The uppermost section of the mast also appears to have a cable running to it - a lightning conductor? 

The cables seem to go to the little 'shed' but I couldn't investigate further due to the weather and muddiness of the site.

When Shawn Chew visited this site he commented: "I have no idea why they didn't put the antennas on the existing Dursley UHF tower!" 

Dursley UHF

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