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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

Photos by Mike Smith, Peter Bigwood and Mark Carver Page last updated: 2014-05-29
Leamington Spa Warwickshire
NGR: SP329663 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 91m      Structure Height: 45m
Digital TV: BBC A: 59 D3&4: 50 BBC B: 55
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Free Radio (Coventry & Warwickshire): 102.9  Touch Radio: 107.3 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Coventry: 12D       
Comments: Leamington Spa is a TV relay of Sutton Coldfield

This is the Leamington Spa Relay, located on the Campion Hills overlooking the golf course, as you can see from the first photo Leamington relays UHF TV signals to parts of Leamington Spa and Warwick which can't receive good pictures from the main station at Sutton Coldfield or the Lark Stoke relay station.

It also picks up the 97.0 MHz FM signal from ILR Coventry (Mercia FM) and re-transmits it on 102.9 MHz to Leamington, Warwick and surrounding areas, including parts of Kenilworth.

Originally an IBA landlord site. UHF TV channels 1 - 3 entered service on 28th May 1976, with Channel 4 from June 1984. DSO was on 7th and 21st September 2011.

ILR Coventry (Mercia Sound), was added in 1989 on 102.9 MHz. Touch Radio on 11th March 2008.

DAB service dates: Coventry, 29th January 2001; BBC, 28th February 2014.















Mark Carver (April 2010):

Nothing of note, except since the last pictures taken as seen on mb21, there are now two logs looking at Sutton Coldfield (in addition to the trough) and graffiti on a GSM panel!








Band 3 DAB yagis at the top.






Two slant polarised, 3-element, band II transmit yagis.


Twin UHF log periodic receive aerials.





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