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Photos by Lee Goulding Page last updated: 2019-06-06
Kettlewell North Yorkshire
NGR: SD986680 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv)   Site Height: 295m      Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 42   D3&4: 45   BBC B: 39  
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Comments: Kettlewell is a relay of Emley Moor

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Kettlewell, a dependent of Emley Moor, is situated on Wassa Hill some 4 miles south of the village. This location is sufficiently high to allow direct reception of Emley Moor which is nearly 40 miles to the south and also permits the relay to cover both upper Wharfedale and adjacent Littondale in a kind of 'two-fingered' reception pattern.

Kettlewell was originally an IBA landlord site which entered service in October 1981 as a relay of Winter Hill. Site number 103.69 with a standard channel allocation of 39/45/49/42. It seems likely that Kettlewell was changed to relay Emley Moor when Channel 4 was added in October 1983. Transmitter listings from 1984 onwards have Kettlewell as a Emley Moor relay. The site number was changed to 104.69 and the channel allocations changed to 49/42/39/45.

Of the 8 vertically polarised transmit log periodics, the bulk of the signal is transmitted by the 6 which point to the northwest. The 2 southwest pointing aerials also providing a service to the villages of Kilnsey and Conistone.

The long and winding road to Kilnsey and Conistone. Kilnsey is well known to mountaineers for its challenging crags, and to cricket fans for being the former home of Yorkshire and England fast bowling legend 'Firey' Fred Trueman.

Emley Moor | Winter Hill

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