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Photos by Martin Briscoe Page last updated: 2013-06-20

Pontop Pike 1970s

Martin has unearthed some superb detailed archive photos of Pontop Pike.


UHF cylinder, Band I RBS aerial, and top section of unipole Band I tx aerial transmitting on channel 5, horizontal polarisation.

Does anyone know what the vertical wires parallel to the UHF cylinder are for? Earthed lightning conductors?


Photo of the entire unipole Band I tx aerial transmitting on channel 5, horizontal polarisation. This array was identical to that installed at Peterborough in 1959. As TCPD explains on the previous page, at Pontop Pike this unipole Band I aerial replaced the original superturnstile in the mid 1960s when the new UHF aerial needed the space at the top of the mast.


Lower section of Band I aerial, platform with steerable OB receive SHF dishes, and top section of Band II slotted cylinder tx aerial. The perspex covers over the slots are clearly visible.




The BBC mast with the Post Office installation on the right.



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