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Photos by Rory Clark and Phil England Page last updated: 2023-10-05

Earlier pictures

Abergavenny was originally an ITA landlord site with VHF 405-line TV transmitters for both ITV & BBC 1. ITV on channel 11 started 23rd April 1969, with BBC 1 on channel 3 around the same time. Both 405 line services closed on the 6th July 1982.

UHF TV commenced with channels 1 - 3 on the 29th September 1973. S4C was available from the launch on 1st November 1982. The UHF cylinder contains a NNW (340°) facing cardioid.

BBC FM radio was added in January 1981 on 88.6 / 90.8 / 93.0 MHz. These frequencies were changed to 88.7 / 90.9 / 93.1 MHz during 1987 to mitigate potential CCI from Ridge Hill, which was to use 88.6 / 90.8 / 93.0 MHz from 1988. Abergavenny was re-engineered for mixed polarisation in 1992, with Radio 1 added on the 16th April 1992, Radio 4 on 1st May 1992 and Radio Wales on 4th February 2002.

ILR service dates: 105.2 MHz (Real Radio), 9th August 2005; 107.8 MHz (Sunshine FM), 11th December 2007.

DAB service dates: South East Wales, 18th October 2001; BBC, 11th September 2008.

Rory Clark's photo - first photo below - was one of the first to be added to this site and so will remain in pride of place on this page, but more recently Phil England has found his way to this isolated spot...

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