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Photos by Martin Brown Page last updated: 2017-12-01

DAB added - July 2015

BBC DAB entered service on the 30th June 2014.

Maesteg was built around 1972/3 for UHF TV and would, almost certainly have used a cardioid, within a GRP cylinder, for the transmit aerial. Log periodics weren't used until later into the 1970's. Ogmore Vale being the first from August 1974. Therefore all those Tx logs must be a later modification. I wonder when this change happened?

Maesteg golf club is next to the site, with a convenient car park.

The DAB aerials added at the top.

The site compound still in the sunshine against the darkening sky. The rain held off, while I was there.

DAB satellite receive dish.

The Norsat LNB is for the 12.25 - 12.75 GHz band, 10 kHz stability, 0.8 dB noise figure. Link to data sheet at the bottom of this page. The other device is a silica dehydrator to keep the moisture out of the waveguide.

GPS aerials.

Twin UHF receive trough aerials and the arrow points to a UHF log-periodic. All are receiving Wenvoe.

That log, close up. Looks a bit tatty.

As are the troughs.

Croeserw 4.3 km away, as seen through the haze from Maesteg.

Foel Fynyddau, 6.4 km away, as seen through the haze from Maesteg.

Maesteg index

Croeserw | Foel Fynyddau | Ogmore Vale

Norsat LNB datasheet

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