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WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA

Photos by Sean Cooper Page last updated: 2013-12-23

DSO Changes - August 2012

As part of digital switchover (DSO), the Wells-next-the-Sea tower received new RBR & TX antenna systems. The old analogue Tx cardioid faced south, whereas the new Tx cardioid faces west. The ERP was also increased from 90 W to 1 kW.




Plenty to read before entering the site compound...


The tower, on a nice sunny day in August 2012 (Sunny days were very rare in Summer 2012!)


A better view of the new antenna systems. The new transmission system is enclosed in the GRP shroud (at the top), and the new re-broadcast receive (RBR) antenna (rectangular panel), which replaces the log-periodic aerials




Above, the RBR panel, which receives UHF TV signals from Tacolneston.


A closer view of the GRP enclosed UHF TV transmission antenna system.


Even though the site is called 'Wells-next-the-Sea', it's actually situated on the former RAF Langham airfield, near the North Norfolk hamlet of Cockthorpe

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