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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

HEREFORD

Photos by Shaun Chew Page last updated: 2014-07-06

The Hereford TV relay - located at Dinedor Camp, which appears to be a youth hostel centre.

The mast is a simple telegraph pole, which supports a rather impressive array of logs - it's interesting how the two sides are unequal - 6 logs on one side, just two on the other.

The transmitter hut is solidly built too. UHF TV service date December 1987.

In former times Hereford provided a relay of BBC national FM radio on 89.7 / 91.9 / 94.1 but this service became redundant when FM radio came to Ridge Hill and was discontinued on 15th July 1988. The Band II aerials remain here and can be seen mounted on a second pole.

It was also a low power Band I relay of BBC TV on VHF Channel 2 to cover the Hereford area. It received off-air signals directly from Sutton Coldfield on VHF Channel 4.

It made a nice change to have the sun on my side for once, and the view across Hereford was breathtaking...














Below: 2014 - we've received this photo from Sam Reid taken during the recent replacement of the old wooden pole.



Hereford index

The TV & Radio Aerials for the Hereford relay (1964)

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