UK Broadcast Transmission
Main indexMain GalleryFeaturesInfoTech Wiki
Send in your photosDesktop wallpaperMailing listsFAQsContact
The LibraryTeletextMHPTBSAstrohosts


Photos by Patrick Collins Page last updated: 2013-12-15
Bodmin VHF Cornwall
NGR: SX072674 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:

Patrick's first two photographs of the old Bodmin VHF station were taken in 1969. The relay entered service on 19th September 1966, to improve BBC 405-line reception in the town of Bodmin, but unfortunately during times of enhanced propagation it tended to retransmit incoming RBL interference from both ch2 (North Hessary Tor) and ch1 (Redruth). Bodmin transmitted on ch5. The station closed on 12th January 1982.

After decommissioning the site was used for PMR, and latterly cellular. The original building, similar to the one in Bude, is still in use, now flanked by portacabins.

UHF and FM radio services to the area are currently provided from Penalligon Downs, whose coverage extends to Wadebridge. There is a later MF site to the east of the town, used for BBC Radio Cornwall, also known as Bodmin.

Bodmin MF | Penaligon Downs

BBC RD Summary of installation

Please let us know if the photographs for this site need updating or improved detail.
To do so, click here.

Back to TX Gallery index | TX main index

mb21 by Mike Brown
Hosted by Astrohosts

GDPR and Privacy Policy