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Photos by Mark Carver, Peter Bigwood and Dan Glover Page last updated: 2015-08-17
Fawley Hampshire
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Comments: Ch5 (on ch34) discontinued 25-Mar-09 (as part of a mini-shuffle prior to Westcountry DSO). Used to broadcast Six TV on ch 29

Updated August 2015: still hanging on...

Fawley previously transmitted Channel 5 to Southampton and the surrounding area.

The transmitting aerials were located on the chimney of the Fawley Power Station, Southampton, and for most viewers it is more or less in the same direction as the main transmitter for BBC/ITV/C4 at Rowridge. Owing to frequency planning requirements the signals from the site were only directed in a narrow beam northwards, and at a maximum ERP of 10kW.

The service closed on 25-Mar-2009, freeing ch34 for temporary use at Rowridge for the ongoing interim DTT service.

The site also broadcast local tv service Six TV on ch29, which operated from 1999 to 2009. A second transmitter for Six TV was added at Millbrook in 2003

Mark Carver's photo set the scene...

...and Peter Bigwood provided the details

Above: there were two pairs of panels, possibly to allow for different polar patterns since the lower (red) panels appear to be facing in different directions

Below: in August 2015 the upper panels and supporting metalwork have been removed but the lower pair remain - other items previously on the lower framework seem to have been "recovered" however

Millbrook | Rowridge

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