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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

Photos by Peter Bigwood

Orfordness Suffolk
NGR: TM450511 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
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Comments: BBC World Service for Europe: 648 kHz Radio Nationaal: 1296 kHz

Above:
The five World Service 648 kHz masts (beam bearing 131)
Left:
The base of the western-most 648 kHz mast
Below:
The six 1296 kHz masts now used by Radio Nationaal (beam bearing 96)


The 1296 kHz masts plus a new mast whose exact function is, as yet, unconfirmed


The transmitter building from the North


The transmitter building from the South

The transmitter hall is so large because it was built to house the (failed) top secret Anglo-American System 441A 'over-the-horizon' backscatter radar system called Cobra Mist

More about Orfordness at Subterranea Britannica

Pictures inside the transmitter hall can be seen on the Radio Nationaal web site

The military area adjoining the site is now looked after by the National Trust

Orfordness is one of seven UK sites owned by Merlin Communications.
The others are Fareham, London, Rampisham, Skelton, Warwick and Woofferton.

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