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Photos by Rob Shufflebotham Page last updated: 2013-09-19
Ely Cathedral
NGR: TL541801 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 15m      Structure Height:
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Sept 2013

Star Ely uses 100W VP from the top of Ely cathedral.

However, having contacted Tony Sayer at Bancom we now know that the installation is totally invisible from the ground, and that the white "pseudo-flagpoles" are in fact Jaybeam colinears left over from the emergency services stations that were up there and a BT Cellnet paging TX too.

So although we still haven't glimpsed the Band II aerials, we have - thanks to Rob - got some very good pictures of Ely Cathedral, which provide a nice contextual setting.

It's hoped that Tony will be able to get some internal shots soon as the broadcast aerial system is due for some modifications.

Cathedral itself and the main tower

The Tower

Top of the tower. Unsure of where the broadcast antenna is. It could be in the flagpole, or on one of the corners. (see subsequent clarification above - Ed)

From another angle you can just see a folded dipole at the top of one of the turrets. This could be a link.

Enlarged version

Ely Water Tower (High Flyer)

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