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Photos by Mike Smith and Martin Watkins

Pearce's Hill (Exeter MF) Devon
NGR: SX931881 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 82m Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio Five Live: 909 kHz
  Radio Devon: 990 kHz 
Ind. National Radio: Talk Sport: 1053 kHz 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:
Comments: Used to broadcast Gold (Exeter) on 666kHz, now discontinued

The Pearce's Hill site near Exeter can be seen clearly as you drive along the M5 past Exeter towards Plymouth, near junction 31, up on the hill on the right hand side.

These pictures were taken from up on Pearce's Hill itself, however. Similar to Plumer Barracks, Pearce's Hill once carried the South-West regional opt-out of BBC Radio Four on 990kHz until BBC Radio Devon came on air around 1982.

The site also transmitted BBC Radio 2 on 693kHz until the commissioning of Start Point on 693kHz in 1980.

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