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Pontop Pike Durham
NGR: NZ148526 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 305.1m Structure Height: 148.4m
Digital TV: BBC A: 58 D3&4: 54 BBC B: 49 SDN: 50 Arq A: 59 Arq B: 55 Local Mux: 56 Mux 7: 33 Mux 8: 34
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 98.1 Radio 2: 88.5 Radio 3: 90.7 Radio 4: 92.9
  Radio Newcastle: 95.4 
Ind. National Radio: Classic FM: 100.3 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Sound Digital: 11A       
Comments: Pre B700 allocations: 58/54/49 & 50/59/55 & 33/34 & 56.

Pontop Pike is the main station which provides Newcastle and the County Durham area with television and network FM radio.

The first photo, above, was taken in or around 1980 and shows the mast with the UHF aerials at the top, the Band I (channel 5) aerials and the VHF radio cylinder/slot aerials below them.

Television and radio coverage in parts of Newcastle itself are supplemented by signals from the Fenham relay. Analogue Channel 5 and ILR are transmitted from Burnhope, which can be seen in the distance in the last of the photos here taken from Pontop Pike.

Pontop Pike coverage area maps

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