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Photos by David Neale Page last updated: 2017-10-23
Kirkconnel Dumfries and Galloway
NGR: NS745150 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 45m
Digital TV: BBC A: 49 D3&4: 58 BBC B: 54
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 98.3 Radio 2: 88.7 Radio 3: 90.9 Radio 4: 95.3
  R. Scotland: 93.1 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B       
Comments: Kirkconnel is a TV and Network FM relay of Black Hill

Kirkconnel is a small village in the upper reaches of the Nith Valley to the north of the strangely named town of Sanquhar. The relay is situated on a hill called Todholes Hill on the east side of the valley.

Originally an IBA landlord site, TV channels 1 - 3 entered service on 19th December 1975, with Channel 4 from May 1984. The UHF cylinder contains a SSW facing cardioid. DSO was on 8th and 22nd June 2011.

BBC National DAB was added on 5th September 2014.


The UHF receive trough aerial in this picture is pointing towards Darvel, which was the RBL source pre-DSO.


From this angle it can be seen that the BBC FM Tx aerials consist of two horizontal and two vertical band II logs. They are pointing roughly south-east and west.


The year was 1989. Radio 1 was added on 29th January 1993.

This site is now included in the Update List for the following reason:
New BBC DAB installation, antenna 40m agl

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