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Photos by Martin Brown Page last updated: 2016-11-06
Highgate (Southwood Park) Greater London
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November 2016

Located in the London Borough of Haringey and just off Southwood Lawn Road, this site is known to Ofcom as "Southwood Park, Highgate" for the small-scale DAB trial. The London DAB trial entered service in October 2015 using a Single Frequency Network with a second site at Lewisham (Honor Oak Road). The multiplex carried eight programmes as of October 2016 - a mixture of CR (including Reprezent), "specialist" London commercial stations and others previously carried only via Internet streams.

Highgate hill is part of a ridge to the north of central London, with this site being 122m above sea level, according to the Ofcom data. The former BBC link site at Swains Lane is only about 500m to the south.

The DAB transmitter is on the roof of this block of flats. The entrance, and least obstructed view, is on the north side of the building, which on this sunny day presents something of a challenge for an mb21 photographer's camera. With the help of Dan Glover, who photographed the Lewisham site, he was able to identify an identical long colinear on the east (left) side of this building.


Southwood Park flats.


The aerials on the east (left) side of the building, with the DAB colinear aerial at the top of the pole.


The DAB Tx aerial, close up.


Aerials on the west (right) side of the building.

Lewisham (Honor Oak Road) | Swains Lane

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