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Photos by Paul Martin Page last updated: 2017-12-20
Pendle Forest Lancashire
NGR: SD825384 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 28 D3&4: 25 BBC B: 22 SDN: 27 Arq A: 21 Arq B: 24
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 97.8 Radio 2: 90.2 Radio 3: 92.6 Radio 4: 94.6
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Capital FM (Lancashire): 99.8 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Lancashire: 12A       
Comments: Pendle Forest is a TV relay of Winter Hill (line fed) and a network FM relay of Holme Moss

Originally an ITA landlord site, Pendle Forest first went into service with BBC 2 on 17th March 1969. BBC 1 was added during 1970 and ITV from 2 August 1971. This was the first ITV UHF relay station to enter service. Channel 4 was added in May 1983. The UHF cylinder contains a SE (145°) facing cardioid. DTT (OnDigital) was added in 1998. DSO was on 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

BBC national FM radio was added in August 1987, with Radio 1 from 2nd April 1993. Local FM radio 2BR launched on 22nd May 2000.

DAB service dates are: Digital One & Lancashire local, 6th March 2002; North-West regional, 6th March 2002, closed 24th September 2013; BBC, 20th April 2004.

The ILR aerials - looking a bit precarious!

The BBC FM radio mixed polarised panels with interleaved band III dipoles transmitting BBC DAB.

The DAB aerials for Digital One, Regional and Local muxes.

Not only an SHF link and a pair of UHF log-periodics on Winter Hill.

BBC FM radio receive aerial pointing towards Holme Moss. Unusual for it to be vertically polarised.

VHF/FM BBC National coverage area map

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