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Photos by Ed Rixon, Manx Radio Page last updated: 2018-10-24
Peel Hill Isle Of Man
NGR: SC236836 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height:
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Newly installed Manx Radio - 2014

Peel Hill is a site originally used for the emergency services but, since 2014, also used by Manx Radio as an in-fill site to provide FM coverage for the town of Peel on the west of the Isle of Man.

The site is below the top of the hill, which means that it is shielded in the direction of Ireland which was important in obtaining site clearance with both OfCom and ComReg in Eire.

The radiation pattern is tailored to cover Peel without any significant coverage out to sea, hence the dipole antenna array. Slant polarisation was adopted as a cost effective method of obtaining both vertical and horizontal components in the transmitted signal.

It is a relay of Douglas (Carnane) on 97.2MHz.

A slightly blurry picture of as much of the mast as I could take. Notice that the site isn't right on the top of Peel Hill and is shielded in the direction of Ireland by the hill itself.

Receive antenna aiming at Douglas (Carnane)

Another view of the receive antenna, showing some of the town below

The top of the mast, showing the transmit antenna

A close-up of the slant polarised transmit antenna

A view from the site compound of the ever growing town of Peel below. This is the main targeted coverage area

Douglas (Carnane)

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