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Photos by Marshall Renwick and Lee Goulding Page last updated: 2014-06-04
Skipton UHF North Yorkshire
NGR: SD909517 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 39 D3&4: 45 BBC B: 42
BBC Radio:
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B       
Comments: Skipton is a relay of Emley Moor (via Keighley)

This site which is located a few miles to the west of Skipton itself at East Marton provides television signals to quite a large area known as Craven which straddles the Yorkshire/Lancashire border. This area is on the fringe of both Winter Hill and Emley Moor, neither of which adequately serve the area due to the hilly terrain.

Although originally an ITA site, BBC 2 was the first to start transmissions from the summer of 1969. Initially as a relay of Winter Hill, until Keighley came into operation. BBC 1 & ITV were added during 1972, with Channel 4 from May 1984. The UHF cylinder contains a south-east facing cardioid. DSO was on the 7th and 21st September 2011.

Above and below: this is not a well-populated site - in addition to the television broadcast aerials and two trough receiving aerials the tower has only a couple of microwave links, one mobile phone aerial, an aerial for the police airwave service and what looks like a band II VHF dipole. There are, however no band II transmissions from Skipton, as the area gets good FM reception from either Barnoldswick or Keighley.

The UHF troughs point towards Keighley which is about a dozen miles to the south east.

Keighley | Skipton MF | Skipton Town

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