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BBC UHF 625 line TRANSMITTERS

This summary of BBC-2 development was taken in early 1966 and is taken from information published in the BBC Handbook, 1966:

The network of UHF transmitting stations for BBC-2 is being extended throughout the country as rapidly as possible. BBC-2 will be available to approximately half the population of the United Kingdom by the winter of 1965-6 and to 60 per cent by the end of 1966 or soon afterwards. The first group of high-power stations so far planned is shown below; each station has been assigned four channels, one for BBC-2 and the others for possible future services. The BBC-2 Channel is shown in heavy type.
 
Stations already in operation On-air date

Channels

Crystal Palace, London 20-Apr-1964 23 26 30 33
Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire 6-Dec-1964 (temporary)
4-Oct-1965 (permanent) 
40 43 46 50
Wenvoe, South Wales 12-Sep-1965 41 44 47 51
Winter Hill, Lancashire 31-Oct-1965 55 59 62 65
Rowridge, Isle of Wight 16-Jan-1966 21 24 27 31
Stations expected to be completed by the winter of 1965-6
Emley Moor, Yorkshire 16-Jan-1966 (temporary) 41 44 47 51
Black Hill, Lanarkshire   40 43 46 50
Stations expected to be completed during 1966 
Pontop Pike, Durham   54 58 61 64
Divis, Northern Ireland   21 24 27 31
Tacolneston, Norfolk   55 59 62 65
Llanddona, Anglesey   53 57 60 63
Belmont, E. Lincolnshire   22 25 28 32
Stations expected to be completed by the winter of 1966-7 
Dover   50 53 56 66
Durris, Kincardineshire   22 25 28 32
Waltham, Leicestershire   54 58 61 64
Followed by 
Mendip Forest, Somerset   54 58 61 64
Oxford   53 57 60 63
North Yorkshire   23 26 29 33
Sudbury, Suffolk   41 44 47 51
Huntingdonshire   21 24 27 31
 
Relay Stations - London Area
Stations already in operation
Hertford 11.10.65 54 58 61 64
Tunbridge Wells 25.10.65 41 44 47 51
Reigate   53 57 60 63
Followed by
Guildford   40 43 46 50
 
The above dates must be regarded as target dates only. There may be delays due to difficulties in obtaining sites and to bad weather during mast erection and aerial installation periods.
Further main stations are planned together with a large number of relay stations.

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