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Photos by David Foord, Bill Wright, Emma & Alan Cotterill and Simon Crees

Sudbury Suffolk
NGR: TL913377 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 70.1m Structure Height: 165.8m
Digital TV: BBC A: 44 D3&4: 41 BBC B: 47 SDN: 58 Arq A: 60 Arq B: 56
BBC Radio:
 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Essex: 12D       
Comments: Sudbury forms a Single Frequency Network with Rouncefall
   
The Sudbury station, located at Workhouse Green, some 3 miles to the south of the town of Sudbury in Suffolk, was built to provide UHF coverage to those parts of East Anglia where reception of signals from Tacolneston and Sandy Heath would be poor. As it happens, reception of Sudbury is also possible in parts of North Kent.

The station opened, transmitting BBC2 from 10-Nov-1968, with BBC1 and ITV added on or around 18-Nov-1970.

With the advent of digital television a second mast, Sudbury B, has been added to the site.

Power and frequency limitations currently mean that two channels are used from Sudbury B for the ITV Digital multiplex. Coverage is still unsatisfactory though. The coastal towns to the south-east cannot in general receive the multiplex reliably, if at all. This is despite these areas mostly having clear line-of-sight to the mast, which is only about 35km away.


In these wide shots Sudbury A is on the right and Sudbury B on the left


Sudbury A


Sudbury B


January 2010 and Sudbury A now has a new DTT reserve aerial.
Thanks to Simon Crees for these shots.


Sudbury coverage area map

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