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Photos by Dave Coppen and Dan Glover Page last updated: 2014-01-03

Pre-DSO - updated August 2011

Rye was originally established as a BBC 1, 405-line, VHF channel 3 relay of Crystal Palace. The site became a UHF relay of Dover, entering service in October 1982. Channel 4 was available from the start on 2nd November 1982.

DSO plans show Rye in the Heathfield "transmitter group".

When the 405-line relay was established (1968) the site used three wooden poles, configuration unknown. In preparation for DSO all three will be removed and a steel stucture installed.

A bird scarer has been added half way up the pole and there's still the apparently redundant bracket just above the rx antenna.

The planning documents show the single rx log being replaced by a (bayed) pair - however the bearing given is still for reception of Dover.

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