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HAVERFORDWEST

Photos by David Neale, Colin Pickett and Mike Smith Page last updated: 2013-12-22

Haverfordwest is the main BBC FM transmitter serving Pembrokeshire (except that part north of the Preseli hills) and parts of Carmarthenshire.

Originally built for BBC Wales Band I VHF TV and FM radio transmissions, and entering service on 17th February 1964, it has been superceded by the Presely UHF transmitter for television transmission in the area, although a low powered UHF TV relay was added on 18th July 1990. However, it still serves an important purpose by transmitting an increasing number of radio services, Radio Wales FM being the latest example added in 2002.

The Band II antenna array was replaced with a Mixed Polarisation variety higher up the mast (in the old Band I aperture), and the ERP increased, when the Radio 1 and Radio 4 FM services were added from 1st July 1991.

Although classed as a 'Main Transmitter' there is no transmission feed to site, and the FM programme material is derived off-air from Blaenplwyf near Aberystwyth.







Life before mixed pol - the horizontal antenna in the middle of the mast.












Here are the rebroadcast link antennas.




The small 20m high tower on the site at Haverfordwest is the old rx tower that used to support all the VHF antennas that recieved from Blaenplwyf. This little tower is sadly redundant now.










Above and below: View of the UHF Tx logs just below the first landing stage (second guying point).





Haverfordwest index

Blaenplwyf | Presely

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