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Photos by Rob Shufflebotham Page last updated: 2017-10-24
Blackwaterfoot North Ayrshire
NGR: NR912291 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 50m      Structure Height: 14m
Digital TV: BBC A: 43 D3&4: 46 BBC B: 40
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Comments: Blackwaterfoot is a relay of Darvel (via Campbeltown). Pre B700 allocations: 43/46/50

June 2015

mb21 - Refreshing the places others can't reach! Something like that anyway... Blackwaterfoot, on the Isle of Arran, provides TV services to a small valley shielded from sites on the mainland. Most of Arran receives its TV services from a variety of sites on the mainland, some main stations and other relays provided on the coast to serve the island, such as Claonaig and Carradale. Blackwaterfoot indeed has the dubious honour of being the only broadcast site on Arran!

The site, in its surroundings

A more detailed view, from behind, showing the receive panel on Campbeltown near the base, with telemetry dish below, and the 4 bowtie stack at the top

The bowtie stack in detail, complete with birds nest below!

The receive panel - we believe this to be a Sira UTV-08: vertically-polarised yet horizontally-shaped

The site sits in the beautiful Arran countryside

The year was 1989

The year was 1991 and the ERP was increased to 40W.

Campbeltown | Carradale | Claonaig

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