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Photos by Ray Cooper Page last updated: 2017-05-04
Corwen Denbighshire
NGR: SJ080431 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 251m      Structure Height: 30m
Digital TV: BBC A: 28 D3&4: 25 BBC B: 22
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Comments: Corwen is a relay of Moel-y-Parc

The Corwen relay is located on a hillside immediately overlooking the town. The transmit array is a crossed log-periodic assembly, with one beam pushing power towards the town whilst the other illuminates the Dee valley eastwards as far as Glyndyfrdwy. The Corwen site is used as a feeder for the Glyndyfrdwy relay.

Corwen was originally a BBC landlord site which entered service on 28th July 1978.


The front entrance to the Tx building. (Couldn't get a squarer-on
view because of reflections of the shiny newish-looking sign.)


A general view looking West.


Looking east-ish. Into a very bright sky unfortunately.


The business end. Main TV TX aerials at top, an impressive 6-tier crossed log-periodic assembly
using 12 units! Further down on the left-hand tower leg, the RBL aerial on Moel y Parc.




A couple of other-users dishes lower down the tower. Interesting, since the lower
one seems to have lost its weather membrane, allowing a peep at the feed point.


You can't actually see the town from the site at ground level, but just a bit down the hill is a viewing platform, giving a good view of the town as shown. Lighting conditions difficult, the shadow of the hillside leaves most of the town in gloom in the winter months. Note flooding in fields.

Glyndyfrdwy

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