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Photos by Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2014-07-18
Bedlinog Merthyr Tydfil
NGR: SO102005 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 35m
Digital TV: BBC A: 24 D3&4: 21 BBC B: 27
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Comments: Bedlinog is a relay of Wenvoe

In the next Welsh valley over from Deri and just up from Abercynon is the small village of Bedlinog. This is another steep valley with no chance of reception of anything other than a very local relay.

Transmission is from a single panel antenna, with a vertically polarised signal beaming northwest towards Bedlinog itself in the valley below. The receive aerial is a trough antenna pointing south at Wenvoe. Seems an awful lot of metalwork just to put one UHF panel 35m off the ground!

Originally an IBA landlord site, TV channels 1 - 3 entered service on 1st August 1975, with S4C available from the launch on 1st November 1982. DSO was on the 3rd and 31st March 2010.

The tower as viewed from Bedlinog village, looking south

Looking north west from the site towards Bedlinog village

The village from further down the hillside

Looking south from the site towards Treharris

Looking south, the Eglwysilan site


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