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Photos by Michael Curtis, Phil Heywood and Chris Youlden Page last updated: 2015-04-24

Updated March 2012 - DSO receive change

This Rowridge relay is located in the Parkstone area of Poole in Dorset.

Original a BBC landlord site, TV channels 1 - 3 entered service on 17th December 1976, with Channel 4 from June 1983. DSO was on 7th and 21st March 2012.

From the launch on 15th September 1980 to the spring of 1990, the Bournemouth ILR service (2CR), was transmitted from this site. The service was then transferred to Nine Barrow Down. Wave 105 launched on 14th June 1998.

BBC DAB entered service on 28th November 2003.

Since the above photos were taken DAB dipoles have now been added at the top of the tower which apparently provide excellent BBC mux coverage to Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

From Chris Youlden's March 2012 visit: a closer view of the DAB dipoles...

...and the Sira antennas used for Wave 105

In common with a number of Rowridge relays, a VP RBL log has been added. This makes use of Rowridge VP transmissions following DSO and will help protect this site from CCI which has previously blighted analogue reception.

Poole index

Nine Barrow Down

BBC RD report on alleviation of CCI at Poole

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