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Photos by Simon Linney Page last updated: 2016-05-13
Richmond (Borough Road) North Yorkshire
NGR: NZ169017 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 212m      Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Used to broadcast Star Radio on 102.6, now moved to Richmond (Mercury Road)

January 2010: Fresh Radio AM and FM

Simon wrote: "I took these photos in January 2010, broadcast antennas looked like they were the 2 folded dipoles on a separate smaller mast, and the old MF transmit antenna next to it.

The radiation pattern from the Ofcom data looks more like a dipole on the side of a mast than anything more directional"

This led to some debate as to whether, in fact, Fresh Radio (later Star) had ever used the adjacent Richmond VHF Arqiva site. Although there is no definite conclusion has been reached, Fresh are known to have "self installed" transmitters at other sites. Local broadcast specialists Datatrans Communications were involved with the installation of the AM and FM transmitters, plus a studio at Richmond (see link below)

As of July 2015 Star Radio transmits from another site nearby - Richmond (Mercury Road)


Folded dipoles and MF mast

Editor's note: The building is to the north of Borough Road and one of the units was occupied by Fresh Radio. The ex-Band I Arqiva site is just to the west and on the south side if the road

Fresh Radio used 22m guyed masts at some of their AM sites and the installation here was probably similar to Pateley Bridge or Ben Rhydding. Ofcom data shows the FM installation as 20m above ground level. FM transmissions commenced in February 2007



Ben Rhydding | Pateley Bridge | Richmond (Mercury Road) | Richmond VHF

Datatrans Communications Ltd

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