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Photos by Dan Glover

Margate Kent
NGR: TR370701 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 5m
Digital TV: BBC A: 50 D3&4: 51 BBC B: 53
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Comments: Margate forms a single frequency network with Dover. Although originally a relay of the latter main station, it is now line fed (BT fibre).

The site is easy to find - the broadcast antennas much more elusive. A busy site which is home to amateur UHF repeater GB3EK (two 3-element VP yagis on pole) and marine radar plus a few odd bits of PMR.

Dover should be a good signal though partly over a sea path. In the first photo the domestic antennas are all on Dover. There are a few VP yagis in the town facing towards the relay, so it must exist!

Having taken a few shots from various directions, I believe the tx arrangement is at least two VP logs, headed inland towards the town (roughly west). The rx is very likely one or more HP logs and there's a possible identification in another photo. The broadcast antennas seem to be mounted fairly low, on the brick structure. The glass screens make it difficult to see detail close to the roof level. I'll try again now I've spotted some trace of what's up there.

This site is scheduled to be SFN with Dover after DSO.

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