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LEES

Photos by Lee Goulding Page last updated: 2016-06-13

The Lees site is located to the south of Lees which is a district of east Oldham. Much of this area struggles to get good reception from either Winter Hill or the nearby Saddleworth relay due to being on the south-facing side of high Pennine hills. Apparently, signals from The Wrekin are excellent in many parts of Oldham and probably here too, but West Midlands is not the TV region of choice in industrial Lancashire.

Originally an IBA landlord site, Lees entered service in the summer of 1992. DSO was on 4th November and 2nd December 2009.

An odd tower arrangement here with two apparently strapped together.






The two lower aerials receive the feed from Winter Hill, the upper set are used for transmit.
Available channels are in short supply here due to the significant number of relays in the
area and the loftiness of the district. This explains the use of horizontal polarisation at this site.

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