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Photos by mb21 and Mark Carver Page last updated: 2016-11-20
Bossiney Cornwall
NGR: SX067889 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 20m
Digital TV: BBC A: 46 D3&4: 43 BBC B: 40
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Comments: Bossiney is a relay of Redruth. Pre B700 allocations: 46/43/50.

The Bossiney relay is located just by the B3263 coast road between Tintagel and Boscastle, North Cornwall. The site commands a superb view of this section of coast.

On first arriving at the site we noticed what appeared to be a spare section of mast lying on the ground within the compound and this was explained by the planning application notice attached to the gate.

Bossiney was originally an IBA landlord site which entered service on 24th August 1982, with Channel 4 from November 1983. At DSO, Bossiney moved from a standard group C/D allocation (58, 64, 61, 54), to group B (46, 43, 50), with a big ERP increase from 7.4 W to 40W.

The above photos were taken in August 2002.

Mark Carver found himself passing the site at the end of the year and reported that the mast had indeed been extended although, for some reason, the piece of lattice mast was still lying on the ground unused!

As a postscript we notice from this photo, first published
in "A TV DX-ers Handbook " in 1986 that Bossiney was,
originally, a very green relay.

I wonder why the alternative energy sources were later removed?


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