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Photos by Dan Glover Page last updated: 2017-08-15
Medstead Hampshire
NGR: SU672360 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 220m      Structure Height:
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Ind. Local Radio: The Breeze (East Hampshire): 101.6 
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Comments: Service transferred from Four Marks July 2016.

August 2017

Approximately 1 km from the previous "Four Marks" site, "Medstead" is nearer Four Marks (and the old site is nearer Medstead). The water tower is apparently known as Boyneswood. Oh well...

The tower is ornately styled but diminutive, placing the antenna at just 22 m above ground - but an increase over the 16 m at the old site. Both sites are 220 m ASL, according to Ofcom data.

Perhaps due to the relatively short tower there doesn't seem to be much by way of site sharing - however Street View shows there was once a platform above the central "dome" carrying a number of other services. The broadcast antenna is on the right, serving also as a handy perch.

The folded feeder stub suggests phased dipoles. Ofcom shows the maximum ERP towards the south west, with up to 20 dB reduction in the reverse direction. The HP component is shown as 20 W with VP 50 W - presumably achieved by the "slant" being somewhat less than 45 degrees?

Whilst trying to find a better overall view of the tower I spotted some bright metalwork elsewhere...

This yagi seems to face somewhere vaguely north east - so Medstead could be a relay of Brockham Hill?

Brockham Hill | Four Marks

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