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Photos by Peter Bigwood and Shaun Chew

Marlborough Wiltshire
NGR: SU209688 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 167.5m Structure Height: 45.7m
Digital TV: BBC A: 25 D3&4: 28 BBC B: 22
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.7 Radio 2: 90.1 Radio 3: 92.3 Radio 4: 94.5
  Radio Wiltshire: 104.9 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (Wiltshire): 96.5 
Digital Radio: Digital One: 11D        Swindon: 11C       
Comments: Marlborough is a TV relay of Mendip and a network FM relay of Oxford
   
So, here's Marlborough. Peter Bigwood reports that it was quite a climb up a muddy track from the valley, the road to the site being "aggressively private".

Originally the ITV/Ch4 services were a relay of Hannington while the BBC services relayed Mendip. It now appears all the services are derived from Mendip via the four log-periodics.

You can just make out the loop and dipole Tx antennas for ILR below the BBC Band II array. These were installed in 1988, a few years before the BBC installed their national FM services, and BBC Wiltshire relay. As far as we know both Wilts. Sound and ILR get their feeds from Blunsdon.

BBC Network radio is sourced from an RBL feed of Oxford. Presumably these antennas are on the left side (north face) of the mast. Blunsdon at the top, Oxford the two stacked yagis a third of the way up by the look of it.

Shaun Chew's more recent photos show the addition of the aerials used for the local DAB mux.


The view from the site shows the village of Mildenhall and the River Kennet in the valley below the mast. 

Blunsdon | Lacock | Naish Hill | Newton Barrow | Swindon

BBC Wiltshire Sound coverage map

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