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Photos by Justin Smith (ATV aerials) Page last updated: 2014-07-04
Glencoyne Cumbria
NGR: NY386183 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 12m
Digital TV: BBC A: 24 D3&4: 27 BBC B: 21
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Comments: Glencoyne is a relay of Caldbeck (via Pooley Bridge)
Also known as Glenridding Link

Glencoyne Link

Justin writes:

Glencoyne gets its signal from Caldbeck via Pooley Bridge then retransmits it for Glenridding to pick up.

I apologise for the quality of the pics, the light was aganst me..... (Ed: They look pretty good to us!)

This is one of the hardest transmitters to find, you know the sort, one of those in the middle of a wood, in fact it`s even worse, it`s in the middle of a wood and at the top of a hill, the worst possible combination. Actually it`s even worse than that because, being a link transmitter, there aren`t any local aerials you can look at to confirm which direction it's located in. All in all, an absolute pig to find. Anyway, just off the A592 you`ll see a track leading up to a house called "Seldom Seen", and no, I`m not joking. Just at the bottom of the track is one of the more attractive equipment cabins, that`s your first clue.....


And here is your first clue, not bad looking is it?


And here is your second clue. Careful observation will reveal the cables half buried snaking up the hill. Follow the path leading in approximately this direction, you`re right, there`s no track, just a footpath, Lord knows how they got the transmitter up there.




Ahh, the transmit aerials, but where are the receive antennas........


Ah there they are !



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