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FORT WILLIAM

Photos by Martin Briscoe Page last updated: 2013-12-21

Fort William VHF, then and now

Fort William VHF FM Transmitter site at Banavie

Fort William originally transmitted 405 line BBC TV (using Band I ch 5) as well as FM, and the archive photos from Martin Briscoe show the two sets of super turnstile aerials, the upper set for Band I TV and the lower set for Band II FM radio. Service date 28th February 1963 for both. A fourth FM radio service carrying the MF version of Radio Scotland was added in January 1980. BBC 1 closed in January 1984. The FM radio services were converted to stereo in 1993, with Radio's 1 & 4 being added on 3rd December 1993. Conversion to mixed polarisation was in the late 1990's.






Below: Fort William VHF FM site from the North side of the Caledonian Canal.


Fort William VHF FM transmitter Banavie

Caledonian Canal behind (Fingal of Caledonia visible through trees)


Fort William VHF FM site from the North side of the Caledonian Canal.


Fort William VHF FM site from the North side of the Caledonian Canal.


Fort William VHF FM site from the North side of the Caledonian Canal.


Fort William VHF FM - Band II Transmit Antenna


Fort William VHF FM - Band II Transmit Antenna


Fort William VHF FM - Band II Transmit Antenna


Fort William VHF FM - Band II Transmit Antenna

Fort William index

BBC RD: Service Areas of the Great Glen Chain of Television and VHF Sound Transmitters (1964)

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