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Photos by Dan Glover Page last updated: 2017-02-19
Perth Queen's Bridge (north side) Perthshire and Kinross
NGR: NO123234 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 9m      Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
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Comments: Carried Heartland FM until 9th June 2013. Service transferred to Perth VHF.

February 2017

Heartland FM operated from here between February 2011 and July 2013. The site was originally used by Perth FM, on-air from 5 November 2008 and we understand a single dipole might have been used for RSL operations from the site prior to then.

After the licence was transferred to Heartland this site operated as a relay of Pitlochry but there were periods when reception of the parent site was poor. This was one of the factors leading to the transfer to the former Band I television site in July 2013.


The site name is commendably precise, except the bridge runs east/west and the Isle of Skye Hotel is if anything to the south of the bridge!

A pair of dipoles can be seen in the centre of the image...


...round the back we find the usual random things which lurk in hotel car parks and there's a clear view of the broadcast antennas.


Ofcom data suggests the dipoles were phased, achieving a 19 dB reduction on bearing 100 and presumably maximum radiation to the west. Pitlochry is approximately north west so the apparently similar alignment of the dioples and yagi doesn't immediately make sense!

Ofcom puts the site as only 9 m above sea level but the transmit antenna benefits from the height of the building and was given as 25 m above ground.

Perth VHF

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