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Photos by Peter Bigwood, Mark Carver and Stefan Adams Grace

Kendal Cumbria
NGR: SD540912 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 176.8m Structure Height: 45.72m
Digital TV: BBC A: 60 D3&4: 53 BBC B: 57
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 98.6 Radio 2: 89.0 Radio 3: 91.2 Radio 4: 93.4
  Radio Cumbria: 95.2 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (Lake District): 103.2  Smooth Radio (Lake District): 100.1 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D       
Comments: Kendal is line fed for TV, and a network FM relay of Holme Moss (via Morecambe Bay)
Our first photo (right) was taken by Mark Carver back in Oct-1980, in the days when Kendal was a plain and simple UHF tv relay.

The BBC's services are fed from the Lancaster TX, which in turn is rebroadcasting from Winter Hill - hence the vertically polarised trough receiving aerials. The ITV and Ch4 feeds are via optical fibre. (The reason for not feeding ITV/CH4 from Lancaster/Winter Hill, is because Kendal is in the Border TV area, and Winter Hill/Lancaster is in Granada TV area.)

The "arrowhead" aerial above transmits the BBC FM services.

Stefan Grace Adams visited the site more recently (Summer 2004) and spotted some new aerials at the top of the tower. These are the DAB aerials used by both the BBC and Digital 1. Although therese services share the same aerials the BBC services are at somewhat lower power.


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