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Photos by Nick Way and Mike D Smith Page last updated: 2022-08-16

2006 & 2002

There was some work going on at Carmel when Mike Smith got there. The contractors had just demounted the microwave dish when we arrived, and were lowering it to the ground, as can be seen in the penultimate photo.

(Photos 2 & 3 from Nick Way (2006), all others by Mike Smith (2002))

Carmel was originally a BBC landlord site, BBC 2 entered service on 21st July 1971. BBC 1 was added on 14th August 1972 and ITV from 21st May 1973. S4C was available from the launch on 1st November 1982. DTT was added early in 1999.

BBC FM radio was added in March 1978, with Radio's 1 & 4 from 18th December 1992 and Radio Wales from 1999. Real Radio was added on 17th December 2002 on 105.2 MHz and Radio Carmarthenshire launched on 13th June 2004.

DAB service dates are: Severn Estuary, 20th July 2001, closed 29th July 2013; Digital One, 17th December 2002; Swansea, 28th January 2004; BBC, 16th December 2004.

From the top down:

157m - UHF cylinder transmitting the four analogue TV channels and interim DTT multiplexes 1, 2, A & B.

147m - Top platform

142m - Band III panel aerials transmitting DAB radio

137m - Band II panel aerials transmitting all the FM radio services

132m - UHF panel aerials on the right hand side transmitting interim DTT multiplexes C & D.

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