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Photos by Rob Shufflebotham Page last updated: 2018-10-07
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Powys
NGR: SJ174260 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 312m      Structure Height: 30m
Digital TV: BBC A: 45 D3&4: 39 BBC B: 42
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.4 Radio 2: 89.8 Radio 4: 94.2
  Radio Cymru: 103.8  Radio Wales: 92.0 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant was originally a TV relay of Blaenplwyf (via Llangurig Link and Long Mountain); it still relays Long Mountain but the latter is now line fed. For FM it is a relay of Llangollen. Pre B700 allocations: 45/49/42.

I visited this site in a howling gale, leaving me having to kneel down in order to operate the camera without excessive shake! It seems NGW have taken to recycling signs at the bottom of the very steep access road, with an authorised personnel only sign being re used. Wandering up the access road brings you to a compound on top of the hill in which the tower sits – note the Crown Castle sign is falling to bits – in this wind, I'm not surprised! Tx arrangement for TV is a cardioid, and for FM is 4 slant dipoles, all around the mast. Rx is more interesting, with FM Rx on Llangollen, NNE, TV on Long Mountain, SSE, and a single Log pointing E at (possibly) The Wrekin. Any ideas what it's for?

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant was originally a BBC landlord site. UHF TV entered service on the 26th February 1982 with S4C from June 1984. BBC FM radio entered service on the 13th May 1985. Radio's 1 & 4 were added during 1993.



























Llangollen VHF | Long Mountain | The Wrekin

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