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Photos by Jack Bromby Page last updated: 2021-04-06
Coventry - William Bachelor House
NGR: SP334796 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 92m      Structure Height: 65m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Capital FM (Coventry): 96.2  Vanny Radio: 106.3 
Digital Radio:
Comments: Took over the ILR FM 96.2 MHz service from Samuel Vale House late Jan 2020.

Photos taken January 2021

William Bachelor House, just outside Coventry City Centre, is the replacement site for Capital (formerly Touch FM) on 96.2 MHz, and the community radio station Vanny Radio on 106.3 MHz. It replaces Samuel Vale House.

William Bachelor House viewed from St Nicholas Street.

Unusually, there are two Lindenblad arrays here, interleaved on the same set of poles. One for Capital, the other for Vanny. As the two services are separated by 10.1 MHz, they are too far apart to be combined into a single aerial system of this type, without severely comprising the return loss performance. The outer set of dipoles is for the lower frequency, longer wavelength service, Capital (96.2 MHz).

This photo was taken during build. Cables have since been tidied and all painted. Both services are line fed. The SHF antennas seen here provide backup programme feeds.

Samuel Vale House

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