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Photos by Ray Cooper Page last updated: 2021-10-12
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

November 2005

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.


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