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Photos by Shaun Chew Page last updated: 2016-11-12
Gloucester MF Gloucestershire
NGR: SO841230 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio: Absolute Radio: 1197 kHz 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:

This site is tucked away along a little lane, a fair distance from the main road. It looks as if it may not have been tended to in a while and signs which have fallen down and not been re-erected. Talking of signs, Gloucester MF must hold the record for the site with the most signs - I counted at least ten!

Despite originally being a BBC landlord site, the only service currently transmitted from here is INR2 (Absolute Radio). BBC Radio Gloucestershire was transmitted from here from the launch in 1988 on 603 kHz, but then closed in 1992 as part of a plan to provide frequencies for more commercial local radio. BBC Radio Gloucestershire's MF services are now broadcast from sites at Berkeley Heath and Bourton-on-the-Water.

Churchdown Hill is just visible in the distance to the right of centre.

According to BBC Glos's engineer, Gloucester MF was a troublesome transmitter
which kept shutting down when birds landed on the antenna. Perhaps that's why
NGW have perched a plasticowl on the transmitter hall to scare them off!

Berkeley Heath | Bourton-on-the-Water | Churchdown Hill

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