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Photos by Stephen Knight, Chris Cockram and Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2014-05-08

Brierley Hill serves much of the area around Stourbridge, Wordsley, Brierley Hill, Lye etc and is perched on the top of Brierley Hill which is densely populated with houses.

Originally a BBC landlord site, BBC 2 entered service on 30th December 1967. BBC 1 & ITV were added on 3rd December 1971, with Channel 4 from November 1983. The UHF cylinder contains a north-east facing cardioid. DTT was added in 1998. DSO was on 7th and 21st September 2011. Local TV (L-BRM) was added on 10th February 2014.

Stephen says: In my location the other side of Stourbridge to the TX, analogue reception from Brierley Hill was badly ghosted on some channels so I had quite a game getting reasonable pictures and the digital muxes too.

As Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, and Brierley Hill are all co-aligned from my house and having tried various combinations of aerials and grouped combiners I have ended up with a single high gain wide band aerial in the loft with high gain amplifier bringing in Sutton Coldfield nice and sharply with a grainy Channel 5 from Lichfield and reasonable Analogue & Digital pictures from Brierley Hill despite the different polarisation.

Most houses here have aerials pointing at the Wrekin but Ch5 was a problem as it was on Ch35 the same as Ridge Hill so you ended up with two superimposed pictures sometimes. The picture of a nearby house's aerials [right] is extreme but you end up with houses next to each other with aerials pointing in four different directions.

Chris Cockram says: I have been viewing your site for a few weeks now and have found it fascinating and very informative, and so I jumped at the chance of taking some photos for your site as I am an amateur photographer.

These next 2 photos of Brierley Hill were taken on a canal boat holiday.

Robert Whittaker took the next set of photos more recently, in April 2010...

Brierley Hill index

BBC RD: Summary of installation

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mid June 2017 - replacement of UHF cylinder in preparation for B700 clearance

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