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THE TRANSMISSION GALLERY

Photos by David Foord, Jonathan Naylor and Craig Burns

Swingate Kent
NGR: TR334429 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 1: 99.5 Radio 2: 90.0 Radio 3: 92.4 Radio 4: 94.4
  Radio Kent: 104.2 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D       
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Swingate, near Dover, provides BBC FM radio services to those parts of SE Kent
not served by the Wrotham station.

The 3 towers are what remains of the original 4l Chain Home radar transmitting towers built around 1938.

One of the towers was the British end of the first live cross-channel TV transmission on 27 August 1950. A 4.7GHz microwave link was used direct to
the clock tower in Calais.

The centre of tower is the one carrying the Band II broadcast aerials.

Swingate from the cross-channel ferry:

The plan, below shows the original configuration of the Swingate tower and the Band I/II aerials.

Dover

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BBC/D1 DAB installation, four dipoles at top, SHF link from Dover, ground sat dish

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