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Photos by Peter Bigwood and David Neale Page last updated: 2014-06-18

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Situated at the Northern flank of the Clywdian mountain range, on the edge of a military training area above the town of Caerwys, Moel-y-Parc serves North-East Wales, and, through a multitude of dependent relays, reaches as far south as Llangollen and to Betws-y-Coed in the West.

The site is another in a very high position in relation to the local terrain. Good reception is possible in Cheshire, N.Staffs, and it easily romps across Liverpool bay to much of Merseyside and the Wirral.

UHF TV commenced with BBC 2 from 5th July 1969, BBC 1 from April 1973, ITV from 11th June 1973, with S4C available from the launch on 1st November 1982. DTT was added in 1998. DSO was on 28th October and 25th November 2009.

DAB service dates: BBC, 12th December 1997; Digital One, 16th September 1999; North West, 21st August 2001, closed 24th September 2013; Northeast Wales & West Cheshire, 19th March 2013.

The band II log periodic on the right above the DAB array transmitted Marcher Sound/MFM from 1989 to 1998 on 97.1 MHz. 97.1 MHz is now used at Storeton.

Moel-y-Parc at dusk

Finally this stunning view from the top of the mast was taken by the fearless David Neale...

Moel-y-Parc index

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