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Photos by Dan Glover Page last updated: 2023-02-25
Kings Heath Northamptonshire
NGR: SP740633 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv)   Site Height: 63m      Structure Height: 61m
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Comments: Transmitted Radio Northampton on 1107kHz until 17-Apr-1992, INR2 on 1233 kHz until January 2023 and Gold on 1557kHz until 27-Jun-2023.

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May 2011

On soggy ground next to the River Nene - presumably not suitable for housing or other purposes due to flood risk, but probably ideal for an MF site.

This appears to be a simple mast radiator. The transmitter building is on slightly higher ground further back from the river.

Kings Heath was originally built by the BBC for Radio Northampton, which launched on 16-Jun-1982 on 1107 kHz and closed on 17-Apr-1992. ILR Northampton (Hereward Radio) was added on 1-Oct-1984 on 1557 kHz. INR2 (Virgin Radio) was added on 7-Nov-1993 on 1233 kHz and closed on 20-Jan-2023.

A further site reference number appears on an Arqiva sticker on the door, possibly 53210

Plenty of options for a feed, but some may be redundant now...

In this view we see the MF mast on the right, with a Band II yagi directed at the VHF site across town.

Half an element isn't going to make much difference. Oh, but Northampton VHF doesn't carry any services which would be useful as a feed, does it? Probably a "legacy feature", from when Radio Northampton was transmitted.

The mast seems to be a long way from the transmitter building in this view!

This piece of broadcast history was found nearby...

...which also explains this...

...some of the distribution cabling is still in place - but this one has sagged and now chafes against the edge of the roof


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