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Photos by Shawn Chew Page last updated: 2017-10-24
Pillowell Gloucestershire
NGR: SO625065 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 20m
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Comments: Pillowell is a relay of Mendip

Pillowell in the Forest Of Dean. It has an abundance of logs at the top, all but one being horizontal. It is now listed by Ofcom as a dual polarisation relay, so the three horizontal logs and the topmost vertical log are presumably the transmit antennas, and the single horizontal log a few feet below is presumably the rx antenna on Mendip.

About 200m further into the forest, a TETRA mast has been built. I have no idea why it wasn't site shared with the TV mast, as most TETRA is.

The horizontal transmit aerials have the pair on the left pointing west-southwest (255°), and the single aerial on the right pointing east (95°). The vertically polarised aerial is pointing south. Lower down is the Mendip receive aerial.

The year was 1991. Note that the vertical polarised component must have been later.

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