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Photos by mb21, Andrew Rogers and Neil White Page last updated: 2013-12-23
Les Platons Jersey
NGR: XD925273 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 97.1 Radio 2: 89.6 Radio 3: 91.1 Radio 4: 94.8
  Radio Jersey: 88.8 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B       

The Les Platons FM radio transmitter is situated on the north coast of Jersey, a couple of miles east of the Fremont Point TV station. It transmits BBC network radio the Channel Islands, and also BBC Radio Jersey.

The directional R. Jersey antennas can be seen below the main network radio array.

Since being converted to stereo Les Platons received a feed from Stockland Hill which sent NICAM encoded signals to the islands on ch30. These were picked up at Alderney and then forwarded to Les Platons. Les Platons is now fed by fibre-optic from Plymouth and ch30 is used at Stockland Hill for DTT.

The reserve RBS feed is North Hessary Tor in mono.

There are two masts at the Les Plations site along with a radar station.

New Cable and Wireless cellphone panels and link dishes have been added to the mast in the summer of 2006...

A second tower at Les Platons appears to have some VHF aerials on it but their purpose is unknown.

[Ed] They are the RBS receive aerials pointing at North Hessary Tor.

Fremont Point from Les Platons

VHF/FM BBC National coverage area map
VHF/FM BBC National coverage area map

Fremont Point | North Hessary Tor

BBC RD: Channel Islands Television Site Test (1954)
BBC RD: The Service Area of the Les Platons Television Transmitter (1956)
BBC RD: Service Area of the Les Platons VHF Sound Transmitters (1962)
BBC RD: A Digital Audio Link to th Channel Islands in the UHF Television Band (1987)
BBC RD: A Digital Audio Link to the Channel Islands Experimental Results (1987)

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