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Photos by TCPD and Anthony Salmon Page last updated: 2015-10-12
Aberdare Rhondda Cynon Taff
NGR: SO034013 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 282.2m      Structure Height: 45.72m
Digital TV: BBC A: 24 D3&4: 21 BBC B: 27 SDN: 25 Arq A: 22 Arq B: 28
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 98.8 Radio 2: 89.2 Radio 3: 91.4 Radio 4: 104.7
  Radio Cymru: 93.6  Radio Wales: 95.8 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        South East Wales: 12C       
Comments: Aberdare is a TV relay of Wenvoe (line fed). Used to broadcast Valleys Radio on 999kHz, now discontinued

Aberdare entered service with BBC 2 on the 20th November 1967. BBC 1 & ITV were added on the 8th December 1972 with S4C available from the launch on 1st November 1982. The UHF cylinder contains a south-west facing cardioid. DSO was on the 3rd and 31st March 2010.

BBC FM radio services were added in January 1986, with Radio's 1 & 4 from 10th December 1992. Radio Wales was added in 2002.

South-East Wales DAB entered service on 16th October 2001. BBC DAB from 28th February 2014.

Our first photo - from TCPD - was probably taken in about 1984 - before the FM services were added.

Bringing us up-to-date it would seem that the CCI sign has
been used for target practice, which is a bit harsh.

No doubt it will be replaced by some NGW signage in due course.

The BBC FM aerials and above, the DAB aerials

Adjacent to the tower there is mast which is an MF monopole providing the service of Valley Radio.

(This mast was subsequently removed, Valley Radio ceased broadcasting in 2009)

The view of the town from the site.

BBC RD Summary of installation (1967)

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