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Photos by Robert Whittaker Page last updated: 2017-12-05
Crumlin Caerphilly
NGR: ST228984 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 20m
Digital TV: BBC A: 60 D3&4: 57 BBC B: 53
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Comments: Crumlin is a relay of Wenvoe

Crumlin is a low power relay designed to fill the gaps between the service areas of Pennar and Llanhilleth, providing coverage to the villages of Crumlin and Swffryd which are located just to the north of Newbridge in South Wales.

The area is very hilly and as such it is a considerable task to provide adequate television reception to all the local inhabitants. There are no less than 10 relays required to cover the valley between Abertillery and Risca, which is only 5 or 6 miles long.

Transmission is from two pairs of crossed vertical log periodics, with radiation from approximately west round to north from the site. The receive aerial is a single horizontal yagi pointing directly at Wenvoe.

Crumlin was a late addition to the UHF TV network entering service in the mid 1990's.

Looking south west from the site. Pennar is the largest tower, centre frame.
Mynydd Bach and its buildings visible on the far hilltop on the right.

Llanhilleth | Mynydd Bach | Pennar

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