THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY
|Photos by William Conqueror and TCPD||Page last updated: 2013-12-22|
|Hastings was originally established as a 405-line relay of Crystal Palace. Service date 14th December 1960. Closed January 1984|
|This early photo of Hastings and the detail from it (below) show the site in its original configuration as a Band I television relay, transmitting BBC tv on channel 4.|
|The tower was then changed to the one which is still in use today.|
This photo was taken on 11-Jun-1973 with both Band I (VHF) and Band IV (UHF) aerials in place. BBC 1 & 2 UHF service date was 27th July 1973, ITV 19th October 1973 and Channel 4 November 1983.
At this stage the UHF tx antenna was in a fibreglass shroud - this was subsequently replaced by an unshrouded cardiod.
Hastings was a UHF relay of Heathfield which is on a very similar bearing to Crystal Palace - hence the troughs and Band I rx yagis appear to be pointing in the same direction.
BBC RD: New Transmitting Aerial for the Hastings Television Station (1963)
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