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Llanfach Caerphilly
NGR: ST217947 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 17m
Digital TV: BBC A: 60 D3&4: 57 BBC B: 53
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Comments: Llanfach is a relay of Wenvoe (via Pennar and Mynydd Machen)

Llanfach is a relay of Wenvoe (via Pennar and Mynydd Machen)

Llanfach is a hamlet located in a side valley off Ebbw Vale near Abercarn in South Wales. The relay is a low power affair designed to cover the side of the valley that is screened from the nearby Pennar relay, which serves the rest of the area.

Unusually for a relay Llanfach is horizontally polarised. A single transmit log periodic points north east to the service area. The receive antenna is a vertical log periodic pointing north west to Pennar, which is just across the valley.


Looking north east, target area on left of frame


Looking north east at the target area

Looking north west at the Pennar relay

Pennar

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