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Photos by Lee Goulding and Gary Seed Page last updated: 2023-04-12
Halifax West Yorkshire
NGR: SE103242 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv)   Site Height: 233m      Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 24   D3&4: 21   BBC B: 27  
National Radio:
Local Radio: Phoenix Radio: 96.7  
Digital Radio:
Comments: Halifax is a relay of Emley Moor

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This site is located on Southowram Bank Top which is a very high ridge overlooking the town from the east. The views of Halifax are excellent from here as picture 1 clearly shows.

Large areas of Halifax have a clear line of sight to Emley Moor and the relay is only widely used in the north, east and centre of the town which is shadowed by the bank on which the relay resides. Further afield, the Halifax relay also covers Elland, parts of Brighouse and along the Calder Valley about as far as Sowerby Bridge.

Halifax was originally an ITA landlord site which entered service with BBC 2 during May 1969. BBC 1 & ITV were added on 21-Jan-1972, with Channel 4 on 6-Dec-1985. The population served is about 9500 people. The UHF cylinder contains a southwest facing cardioid. DSO was on 7th and 21st September 2011.

Phoenix Radio launched on 10th December 2007.

Picture shows the mast looking across southern Halifax towards the upper Calder valley.

Gary's new photos show the addition of a flat panel STL [studio-transmitter link] antenna & a folded dipole broadcast antenna, which are used by Phoenix Radio, the Halifax based community station. The station transmits at 25w ERP. According to the drawings submitted for the planning application, the flat panel is 8m AGL, the dipole 36m AGL.

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