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EMLEY MOOR

Photos by Mark G7RJV Page last updated: 2018-05-16

Temporary mast - Part 2 - Mast build

Construction of the temporary mast started in early April 2018.

The overall height of the structure on the Kirkless planning application is 310m (1017ft) with the top of the main Service 1 (S1) UHF antenna being 324m (1062ft). That is 6m (20ft) short of the present tower.

The structure will have Airplane warning lights at 41m, 83m, 131m, 173m, 221m, 269m and 304m.

There are 10 stay wires on each side of the mast which are probably at intervals of 31m up the mast.


Tuesday 03 April 2018
More mast sections near the construction site entrance.


Tuesday 03 April 2018
Stay anchors now in place.


Tuesday 03 April 2018


Tuesday 03 April 2018


Tuesday 03 April 2018


Tuesday 03 April 2018


Tuesday 03 April 2018
View of the south stays anchors.


Saturday 14 April 2018.
For two weeks the weather has been very poor with a mix of snow, rain, very dark grey sky and fog. So visiting Emley Moor would have been a pointless for photography.
BBC Look North did a small feature on the new mast with a reporter on site. Very little could be seen of the mast construction due to heavy fog.


Saturday 14 April 2018


Saturday 14 April 2018


Saturday 14 April 2018


Saturday 14 April 2018


Tuesday 17 April 2018
2nd row of stays in position


Monday 07 May 2018
Start of May has mostly been very sunny with clear sky. But at Emley Moor little has changed to the structure other than two wires have been attached to the area near present highest stay wires.


Monday 07 May 2018


Saturday 12 May 2018.
I have had a very busy week with building and testing equipment at work, so not able to visit Emley Moor.
Today whilst driving to the site, I was a little disappointed that I might have missed the major building work taking place and with it being the weekend, I might not get to see any of the construction work happening.
It turned out to be a good day. This morning I watched a helicopter place a selection of mast sections on top of the mast and even pull up the next level of stay wires. See associated pictures on the Emley Moor temporary mast pages.




Saturday 12 May 2018


Saturday 12 May 2018
Final height after todays addition, shows the mast is near the height of the microwave link room at the top of the concrete section which according to the IBA datasheet is 274m (900ft).


Sunday 13 May 2018
I was unable to attend the helicopter flight this morning, but from home I was able to see the helicopter in flight using a telephoto lens.


Sunday 13 May 2018
Final section of mast being positioned.


Sunday 13 May 2018


Sunday 13 May 2018


Sunday 13 May 2018
The upper section of the mast tapers in which is probably ideal dimensions for the S2 antenna.


Sunday 13 May 2018
The tractors have a winch on the rear which is used to tension the mast stay wires.

Pictures of the stay wire tensioning will appear later in the month as they need editing.


Sunday 13 May 2018


Tuesday 15 May 2018


Tuesday 15 May 2018


Dark grey Wednesday 16 May 2018
Mast has has reached its final height. The next stage will be the Service 1 antenna and support structure.


Wednesday 16 May 2018


Wednesday 16 May 2018

Emley Moor index

Video by a member of the rigging team

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