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Photos by Nigel Stapeley, James Marten and Stuart Owens

Wrexham-Rhos Wrexham
NGR: SJ301537 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height: 45m
Digital TV: BBC A: 28 D3&4: 22 BBC B: 25
BBC Radio:
  Radio Wales: 95.4 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Capital FM (North West & Wales): 103.4  Heart FM (North Wales): 88.0 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Northeast Wales & West Cheshire: 10D       
Comments: Wrexham-Rhos is a TV relay of Moel-y-Parc

Wrexham-Rhos began life as a two-channel relay providing BBC1 Wales and S4C to an area predominantly served by Winter Hill. BBC2 and ITV were added later after some channel changes were made at neighbouring sites to accomodate DTT in the area. S4C is transmitted with an ERP of 400W - twice that of the other channels from this site.

James lives on the outskirts of Wrexham in North Wales:
The Wrexham-Rhos transmitter has always looked down onto us, even though our aerial points towards Winter Hill. It's all to do with the Welsh stations the Wrexham-Rhos transmitter carries!

I finally got some free time to venture the 5 miles or so to the site to get some closer photos of it. Even though the transmitter site is called Wrexham-Rhos it is actually situated in a small village called Moss, just slightly north of Wrexham itself. The transmitter appears to have been plonked in some poor guy's back garden and although there is an access road to the site, it had the usual gates and 'private property' signs.

All of the photographs were taken from the small street in front of it, but it was the closest I was prepared to get without doing a bit of tresspassing!

Was this vertical yagi the tx aerial for the S4C service which previously operated on ch67?
... and this shot rather amused me too!

Stuart Owens took the next six shots. He says: "I took my camera for a short drive to Broughton Heights, Moss Village, Wrexham, a new estate where one row of houses backs onto a path you are able to walk down where behind this there is a field overlooking the Wrexham-Rhos mast."

Stuart's shots from April 2010 show the VP log has now been removed.

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