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Photos by Lee Goulding and Joshua Zachary Saddler

Keighley West Yorkshire
NGR: SE069444 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 49 D3&4: 58 BBC B: 54 SDN: 57 Arq A: 53 Arq B: 60
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 98.5 Radio 2: 88.9 Radio 3: 91.1 Radio 4: 93.3
  Radio Leeds: 102.7 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Bradford & Huddersfield: 11B       
Comments: Keighley is a TV relay of Emley Moor (line fed) and a network FM relay of Holme Moss.

Lee: I have finally made the trek to Keighley and it was quite an uphill struggle on a hot day but I think the pictures made it worth the pain. Keighley is situated on the southern side of Rombalds Moor (which is more commonly known as Ilkley Moor) and overlooks the town and much of the lower Aire Valley.

This area does not receive very good coverage of either UHF or VHF services from Emley Moor / Holme Moss and as such Keighley covers a very wide area along the valley from the outskirts of Skipton to the northern fringes of Bradford. The transmitter is also quite widely used in Bradford itself especially in the west where it provides a better signal than Idle or Emley Moor. The VHF services cover much of West Yorkshire and extend quite a way into North Yorkshire, particularly the 102.7 frequency of Radio Leeds.

The first 2 pictures show the very heavily populated mast and the third shows the view through the trees at the end of the bridleway down from the Moor.

I have attempted a top to bottom close-up with pictures 4 to 6 [below]. At the top, just below the UHF aerials are what look like aerials for the digital TV services, the VHF dipoles and Band III dipoles for the Digital 1 DAB service. Just below the mobile telephone aerials are the troughs which point at Emley Moor which is about 25 or so miles to the south east (and is clearly visible). Just above the odd 'flower' shaped dish is the horizontally polarised VHF receiving aerial pointing at Holme Moss, but what are those two vertically polarised aerials? They point in the direction of Winter Hill but I would not expect Keighley to rebroadcast any services from that site.

The interim DTT antenna is located on the top of the existing analogue antenna cylinder. That DTT antenna will be removed when the analogie antenna is swapped out prior to DSO.

Keighley Town

BBC Radio Leeds coverage area map

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