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Photos by Ray Cooper and Mike Pratt Page last updated: 2017-05-12
Dolwyddelan Conwy
NGR: SH740528 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height:       Structure Height: 30m
Digital TV: BBC A: 44 D3&4: 41 BBC B: 47
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Comments: Dolwyddelan is a relay of Llanddona (via Conwy and Betws-y-Coed)

A lot of money seems to have been spent on this site for what is only a small population coverage. ([Ed] Offical population served is 550). Maybe they had their eyes on revenue from other users - in this they seem to have succeeded. As the relay overlooks a good portion of the A470, O2 Airwave, O2 UK, Vodafone, Orange, T Mobile, all have antennas on this tower even though it's remote. The O2 networks and Orange own the outdoor cabinets, Vodafone and T-Mobile share the large brick building at the back of the photo. ntl have two outdoor cabinets (not one). Aside from the TV TX antennas on the tower there are O2 Airwave, Orange omni-directionals, T Mobile sector antennas, Vodafone sector antennas, and O2 UK omni-directionals lowest.

Although easily visible from the village below, it is not so easy to find close up. It is in Forestry Enterprise land, and you just can't see the mast for the trees.

Originally an IBA landlord site, Dolwyddelan entered service on 31st July 1981, with S4C from the November 1982 launch.




Mid-range view from the main forestry track passing below.


The main building complex. Completely unfenced. The TV building seems to be the dark cubicle nearest the camera


The business end. The TV TX array is the complicated clothes-horse from which the third candelabrum down appears to be sprouting. It is not - it's just the camera angle


The TV TX array is eight vertically-polarised crossed log-periodics. I don't recall having seen an installation where they are more flatly crossed than this one.


Round the other side. The TV RX aerial is a single vertically-polarised log-periodic on Betws-y-Coed. (It extends from the centre of the pic, pointing roughly to 10-o'clock).







Betws-y-Coed | Conwy

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