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Photo by Justin Cooke and Simon Linney

Morecambe Bay Cumbria
NGR: SD239791 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 259m Structure Height: 76m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.6 Radio 2: 90.0 Radio 3: 92.2 Radio 4: 94.4
  Radio Cumbria: 96.1 
Ind. National Radio: Classic FM: 101.8 
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (Lake District): 96.9 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D       
Comments:

I think the BBC national FM services are from the 'crossbows' half way up the mast. There are 4 panels stacked for the South East direction (to get across Morecambe Bay to Lancaster) and 2 panels for the other directions.


The local stations (Radio Cumbria and The Bay) and Classic FM are from higher aerials - it's hard to see on my pictures but near the top of the mast there are two stacked FM yagis and 2 stacked DAB yagis pointing towards Lancaster. I think these are for Classic FM and the independent digital multiplexes (MXR North West and Digital One).

   

Independent radio is shown as 67.5m AGL for FM and 70m for DAB in the OFCOM spreadsheet, both with 120° maximum beam. Above these there are some other aerials which look like 'slots' with mixed polarisation. I think these could be BBC Radio Cumbria which is shown on an old coverage area map as 78m AGL.

Right at the top and quite new, is a stack of DAB dipoles. These must be for the BBC DAB network.

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