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Photos by Babcock Networks Ltd., Martin Watkins and mb21 Page last updated: 2012-02-15

The new reserve antenna is installed

On these pages we will give you some idea of the work involved in updating a high power main station in the run-up to digital switchover. We are indebted to Laura, Ian, Colin and the team working at Stockland Hill for their help and co-operation, and to Mike Stewart of Babcock Networks Ltd.

The new reserve aerial is being winched up...

Inside the new reserve aerial:

There's not too much room to work...

Below: and down comes the old UHF reserve aerial system.

Below: here we see the new reserve aerial in place, fully wired and operational. Note also the temporary aerial installed for Gemini FM, which can be seen at the bottom of the last photo here.

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