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Photos from Mark Bridgewater and Anthony Rowlands, info from Mike Pratt

Ffestiniog Gwynedd
NGR: SH709391 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 25 D3&4: 22 BBC B: 28
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 97.7 Radio 2: 88.1 Radio 4: 103.5
  Radio Cymru: 92.5  Radio Wales: 90.3 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Ffestiniog is a TV relay of Llanddona (via Arfon and Llandecwyn) and an FM relay of Blaenplwyf

The Ffestiniog site in North Wales. The aerials on the tower are (from the top):

  • Analogue TV (six enclosed antennas pointing north toward Ffestiniog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, and four antennas pointing south toward Trawsfynydd).
  • Unidentified UHF dipoles
  • T-Mobile sector antennas
  • Two VHF/FM yagis, both slant polarisation, one slant pointing south, one pointing north (opposite slant)
  • BT Cellnet (O2) sector antennas, Vodafone sector antennas
  • TV receive antenna appears to be V pol facing west, picking up Llandecwyn
  • Microwave backhaul antennas (unknown).
  • Two VHF yagi's, presumably receives for the national FM's, both pointing south, maybe receiving Dolgellau or Blaenplwyf?

The mobile phone base station cabinets have their own enclosure (walled but open roof). Probably to avoid wind chill - suspect the Ffestiniog site is fflipping ffreezing on a winter day!


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