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Photos by Hedley Hope Page last updated: 2023-07-25
Salcombe Devon
NGR: SX753398 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv)   Site Height:       Structure Height: 35m
Digital TV: BBC A: 23   D3&4: 26   BBC B: 29  
National Radio: Radio 1: 99.1   Radio 2: 89.5   Radio 3: 91.7   Radio 4: 93.9  
Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Salcombe is a TV relay of Caradon Hill. Pre B700 allocations: 41/44/47.

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Salcombe was originally an IBA landlord site which entered on 15-May-1981 to serve 1200 people. Channel 4 was added on 6-Jun-1986. BBC FM radio entered service in November 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.


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