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RTM Radio - March 1990

'Incremental' radio station RTM Radio launched on 18th March 1990 serving South East London and Dartford in Kent. The station was originally licensed on 103.8 MHz with an ERP of 40W vertically polarised and directional coverage. This was quickly increased to 160W due to co-channel interference from BBC Radio Bedfordshire (now BBC 3CR) from Zouches Farm. RTM Radio was notable because it was the first UK broadcast station to operate its own transmitter, rather than use the Independent Broadcasting Authority/NTL engineering. The site was originally owned by Phillips which later became Simoco.

The original three element yagi antenna on the tower. This was pointed east to prevent coverage of too much of London and to protect BBC Radio Bedfordshire. The antenna was later replaced with a crossed yagi to give circular polarisation and a change of frequency to 106.8MHz resolved the CCI problem.

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Zouches Farm

Wikipedia on Time 106.8, as this station later became

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