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Photos by David Neale, Peter Bigwood and Richard Lamont Page last updated: 2013-12-24

Built for BBC FM radio and opened on 20th December 1958. This site was re-engineered for mixed polarisation in 1985. The tower may well date from then? Radio's 1 & 4 were added on 11th February 1992.

David Neale sets the scene with this shot of storm clouds gathering over Llangollen...

...a full resolution version is available as Desktop Wallpaper via the link below.

Peter Bigwood's photos show the site in general and the Band II mixed polarisation array (Marconi panels) in detail

There are three radio towers on the same hilltop, all within a few hundred metres of each other.

As well as the broadcast site featured above there is a relatively small tower carrying PMR antennas (not shown) and the more substantial BT microwave site at NGR SJ212492.

At the time of Richard's visit big antennas appeared to point at other BT microwave sites at Pale Heights, Cheshire and (probably) Albrighton, Shropshire. It's likely that these have been removed subsequently

Llangollen VHF index

Llangollen UHF

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BBC R&D Report Tests at Corwen
BBC R&D Report Service area of FM Station at Llangollen

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