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Photos by mb21 and Ian Terrell, G4JXZ

Zouches Farm Bedfordshire
NGR: TL045210 Maps: Google  Bing (Ord Surv) Site Height: Structure Height:
Digital TV:
BBC Radio:
  BBC Three Counties Radio: 103.8 
Ind. National Radio:
Ind. Local Radio: Heart FM (Four Counties): 97.6 
Digital Radio: BBC National: 12B        Digital One: 11D        Sound Digital: 11A        Herts/Beds/Bucks: 10D        London 1: 12C        London 2: 12A        London 3: 11B       

The Zouches Farm tower is situated on Blows Down at the end of the Chiltern hills between Luton and Dunstable. There are very few places from which it is possible to get a good view of this tower as it is situated on a private farm and surrounded by trees. This picture was taken from the top of Blows Down - a climb which is well worth it for the views.

Ian Terrell's close-ups show two large "Hog-Horn" microwave relay antennas. He says: "These are becoming increasingly rare now, with most links using Parabolic reflectors." Since he took these photographs in 2002 he believes that this tower has now had a change of antennae, and has now had permission from BT (as it is on private land) to obtain some updated photographs...

As you can see the removal of the horns makes the broadcast aerials more visible.

Finally, a shot of the horns, now without their covers, on the ground.

BBC 3CR coverage area map

Kempston (Bedford MF) | Bow Brickhill | Lewzey Farm (Luton MF) | Sandy Heath

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