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Photos by Dave Burrows and Rob Shufflebotham

Macclesfield Forest (Link site) Derbyshire
NGR: SJ967728 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
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This is Macclesfield Forest PCM site. This was one of the sites which took the main PCM digital feed of the national radio services between Sutton Coldield and Holme Moss.

The SHF dishes are aligned with the Tickhill PCM site to the south and Holme Moss to the north east.

As can be seen it's well weathered. Not sure how much longer these will be around as the links are now redundant as mentioned on the Tickhill page.

The view from the site towards Holme Moss

Rob: The NGR was out but some detective work using Google Maps found the correct one.

All the kit is still  there untouched, but the fence is falling down a little. Not sure what the dipole is for.

The weather a bit rough when I was up there. The access track is just that, a track so it must have been foot access only for the engineers, even if Google Maps lists it as a green lane!

There are two Andrews dishes at the site, along with a rather short Orange mobile phone mast (planning issues?) and an Airwave site which was built in a clearing about 50m along the track, for no apparent reason. Airwave don't seem to like sitesharing, its not the first site I've seen this done at. Airwave antennas are different from normal, if anyone is interested!


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