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Photos by Mervyn Mugford Page last updated: 2012-07-10

Countisbury is at the top of the famous Countisbury Hill and serves Lynton and Lynmouth.

The building housing the equipment is the old coastguard station.

The top half of the 17m pole snapped off during the Burns Day storm of
25th January 1990. Initially the service was restored with aerials
attached to the remaining 7m stump. Certainly from this picture it
looks very weather beaten!

Even before that the station had ongoing problems with reception of the
parent station Mendip due the distance, and the effect of the tides.
NGW have tried to improve the off air system, hence the quad
arrangement of log periodics, but the results were still unsatisfactory.

Since these photos were taken the monopole and antennas have both been upgraded.

For a time there was a single rx log at 3m AGL but this was only for test purposes. More recent photos from the site show that a 4-log array is still used for reception at this site.

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