THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY
|Photos by David Foord, Jonathan Naylor and Craig Burns||Page last updated: 2016-01-13|
|Swingate, near Dover, provides BBC FM radio services to those parts of SE Kent not served by the Wrotham station.|
The 3 towers are what remains of the original 4 Chain Home radar transmitting towers built around 1938.
One of the towers was the British end of the first live cross-channel TV transmission on 27 August 1950. A 4.7GHz microwave link was used direct to the clock tower in Calais.
The centre tower is the one carrying the Band II broadcast aerials
|Swingate from the cross channel ferry.|
Dover | Wrotham
BBC RD: Service area of the Dover television and VHF sound transmitters (1962)
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