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MERTHYR TYDFIL

Photos by Wayne Brewer Page last updated: 2014-06-09

Update - Radio antennas Dec 2011

Radio Wales entered service in January 2002.


Dawn breaks behind the tower


The Radio Wales antennas.
The receive yagi can just be seen below the UHF troughs.

Until Dec 2011 the Radio Wales tramsmission had to rely on a feed from satellite (or possibly DTT) as the received strength of any other Radio Wales FM transmitter was too poor.

However in Dec 2011, Radio Wales replaced their Cardiff area transmitter at Wenallt, with a much higher power service from Wenvoe. It's now used for an RBL feed. It also provides Merthyr with the correct sub opt for sports coverage.

However, Merthyr has had to change its Tx frequency as a result. The old frequency of 103.7 was too close to the incoming feed freq of 103.9 to use for rebroadcast, so Merthyr has moved to 96.1


Close-up of transmit and receive antennas

Merthyr Tydfil index

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