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Photos by Derek Tunbridge Page last updated: 2018-03-03
St. Austell Cornwall
NGR: SX008535 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 45m
Digital TV: BBC A: 50 D3&4: 59 BBC B: 56
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Cornwall: 11B       
Comments: St. Austell is a relay of Redruth

Earlier Pictures

The site is reached by a very steep but well maintained road, with a well hidden access, which has only taken me four years to find! Originally an IBA landlord site, St. Austell entered service on the 23rd January 1976 as a relay of Caradon Hill. Site number 131.01. Channel 4 was added in July 1984. ITV was changed to relay Redruth in the 1990's. BBC 1 & 2 were changed to relay Redruth on the 4th December 2008, prior to DSO. St. Austell had a power increase at Digital Switchover from 100 to 250 Watts ERP.

Redruth log periodic is centre left, Caradon Hill trough antenna is top right

Mount Stamper BT tower is visible to the East.

On a clear day, the view must be magnificent.

Caradon Hill | Redruth

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UHF tx aerial renewed with modified pattern, new DAB antenna

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