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Photos by Dan Glover Page last updated: 2017-05-30
Stirling Hill
NGR: NK124411 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 80m      Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: NorthSound Radio: 103.0 
Digital Radio:
Comments:

May 2017

According to Ofcom data the Stirling Hill transmitter for North Sound entered service on 17 December 1993, the same date the main transmitter moved from Granite Hill (Aberdeen) to Durris. This is assumed to be a relay of Durris.

The track approaching the site was uneven and there wasn't time to walk any closer - but I think we have all there is to see in reality.


There are two towers at Stirling Hill, adjacent to a quarry. The broadcast antennas are on the shorter structure. The Boddam TV relay is about 500 m north east.


Ofcom has the transmit antenna at 15 m and maximum ERP on bearing 285. There is not much to serve in an arc between approximately north and south west...

The phased dipoles, probably with assistance from the tower, create a 14 dB reduction to the east.


This would seem to be the receive antenna - a three element yagi.

Boddam

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