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Photos by Hedley Hope Page last updated: 2014-01-04
Salcombe Devon
NGR: SX753398 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 35m
Digital TV: BBC A: 41 D3&4: 44 BBC B: 47
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.1 Radio 2: 89.5 Radio 3: 91.7 Radio 4: 93.9
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Salcombe is a TV relay of Caradon Hill

Originally an IBA landlord site which first went into service with 3 UHF TV channels on 15th May 1981. Channel 4 was added in June 1986. BBC FM radio channels went into service during 1996.

DSO 12th August and 9th September 2009.

When I was getting permission from the land owner he said (I thought this is interesting) that the relay is used by the RNLI for getting a radio signal to the Salcombe lifeboat, due to Salcombe being in a radio blackspot.






The BBC FM radio Tx aerial is the dipole to the left above the UHF Tx array.






UHF receive log periodic aerial pointing towards Caradon Hill


Band 2 receive Yagi pointing towards North Hessary Tor




The town of Salcombe, looking down from the relay site


A general view of the Kingsbridge estuary and in the distance can be (just about) seen the Kingsbridge relay transmitter at West Alvington.

Kingsbridge

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