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Photos by David Foord and Peter Bigwood

Westerglen Falkirk
NGR: NS868773 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: 155m Structure Height: 152m
Digital TV:
BBC Radio: Radio 4: 198 kHz Radio Five Live: 909 kHz
  R. Scotland: 810 kHz 
Ind. National Radio: Absolute Radio: 1215 kHz  Talk Sport: 1089 kHz 
Ind. Local Radio:
Digital Radio:

Westerglen is located in Stirlingshire, a few miles south-west of Falkirk.

It is one of three stations to transmit BBC Radio 4 on 198kHz Long wave and also transmits BBC Radio Scotland, Virgin Radio and TalkSPORT on Medium Wave.

It is one of the UK's earliest broadcast sites, entering public service way back on 12-Jun-1932.

There are four masts altogether at the Westerglen site:

This last photo, below, taken by Peter Bigwood, shows the top of the Long Wave mast at Westerglen. Its a Marconi umbrella, where the topmost guys are connected electrically to the top of the mast, and form a downward sloping 'top hat'. This effectively increases the electrical length and so raising the radiation resistance, which draws more RF current into the radiator so it radiates more efficiently.

Feature: Inside Westerglen - photos and notes from the early 1940s

Burghead | Droitwich

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