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Photos by Alexander Heath and Peter Bigwood

Woofferton Shropshire
NGR: SO511691 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
  BBC Hereford & Worcester: 1584 kHz 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Sunshine FM: 105.9 MHz 
Digital Radio:
Owned by Merlin Communications Woofferton is primarily an HF (Shortwave) site transmitting BBC World Service and VOA (Voice of America)

Our first stunning shot of the Woofferton site from the air shows the eastern end of the site with transmitter building. The open wire feeders going from switch station to the older antenna arrays can be seen.

A general view of pretty much the whole site from the West, looking East. The central line of "trunk feeders" with five switching stations can be seen. (These are open wire balanced feeders supported from poles about 3 to 4m above ground.) The large number of white blobs visible are sheep grazing the land!

A view of the transmitter building showing the screened balanced feeders coming out of the roof going to the first switch station. Similar feeders go to the newer antenna arrays - many of the elements (made of aluminium alloy wire) and insulators of which can be seen strung between the masts, caught in the early evening sun.

Meanwhile, back on the ground...

This last photo of Peter's shows more of the sheep. The mast (nearest) in the NE corner of the site carrying the wire for BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester's 1584kHz service.

More Woofferton photos >

Woofferton is one of six UK sites owned by Merlin Communications.
The others are Fareham, London, Orfordness, Rampisham, Skelton and Warwick.


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