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Photos by Bill Wright Page last updated: 2017-04-09
Kirkcudbright Dumfries and Galloway
NGR: NX686506 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 45.7m      Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 21 D3&4: 24 BBC B: 27
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Comments: Kirkcudbright is a relay of Caldbeck (via Cambret Hill)

July 2016

Bill was the first mb21 contributor to visit the site

The site has no vehicle access other than finding a path across rough, undulating, and in places boggy pasture. Future visitors should park at the junction of Woodlands Avenue and Silver Craigs Road and take the footpath, rather than approaching from St Cuthbert Road. Because of the dense woodland close to the structure on all sides except a narrow corridor to the north-east, photography is best done in the early evening.
The site is in Barrhill Wood and has nearby trees in the direction of the town. The transmission aerials are quite low down on the structure. As a result some parts of the service area have trees in the signal path. Many of the aerials in the town, including new ones, are aligned on Cambret Hill. The latter provides only poor signal strength, especially in the lower parts of town along the shore.

Crossed log Tx array

Rx RBL log looking at Cambret Hill

Cabin compound

The previous structure was a wooden pole, replaced with a steel tower when the mobile phone networks arrived in town.

The planning note refers to some antennas for Hutchison 3G

Telemetry dish visible at top on left

Scrap equipment

Overlooking the town

Cambret Hill

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