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Maentwrog Gwynedd
NGR: SH656406 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 15m
Digital TV: BBC A: 43 D3&4: 40 BBC B: 46
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Comments: Maentwrog is a relay of Llanddona (via Arfon, Llandecwyn and Ffestiniog)
   

Possibly a candidate for the nation's best camouflaged site. It is buried in woods just below the mansion of Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, now the Snowdonia National Park study centre. Vegetation appears to be taking over the lower section of the mast (or this may just be an illusion, you can't get right up to the mast except via private paths) - these photos were taken from the main approach road to the Centre.

 

The site has a clear view of Ffestiniog, its feeder station, and of the target area, the village of Maentwrog, but neither of these show well in the photos due to the dense tree cover.


Gives you some ides of the location - only the top of the mast peeps out through a gap in the trees. A true stealth station.


309. Shows the equipment cubicle, buried in the boskage. The mast is just out of sight to the right of this pic,
on the opposite side of the access track.


The best view available of the top of the mast, not much above eye level from the higher access road.
From the top, anti-static spike, 2 off vertical GD200 log periodic TX on Maentwrog, 1 off vertical ditto RX off Ffestiniog.


A slightly more distant view


Dr. Who's original TARDIS?


It's in there somewhere, I assure you!

Arfon | Ffestiniog | Llandecwyn

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