THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY
|Photos by John Norton||Page last updated: 2017-09-04|
|The Presteigne transmitter is just inside the English border and serves the small town of Presteigne in Powys.|
This transmitter takes its feed from Ridge Hill in Herefordshire, as it is not possible to receive any Welsh transmitters in this area at all.
I did notice in Presteigne that a fair number of houses that have been recently built have installed high gain aerials and amps to receive the Ridge Hill transmitter, may be they wanted Ch5? I would imagine digital signals from Ridge Hill would be far to weak in Presteigne.
The area is very rural, surrounded by many hills and very picturesque.
Originally a BBC landlord site which entered service in 1991. DSO was on 6th and 20th April 2011. The original structure was a 17m lattice pole, but this was replaced with this square tower in February 2000.
|A remnant of the original structure.|
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