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January 2014 Update

 

 

 

 

 

 New Additions:

 

Blaenplwyf  Carmel  Darvel  Hannington  Presely  Strabane

 

Updates:

 

Caldbeck  Divis  Dover  Durris  Llanddona  North Hessary Tor       

 

 

 

 

  **Please note changes to Image Size Description below**

 

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome to The Big Tower !

This site is all about broadcast transmitting stations in the United Kingdom, focusing primarily on the main television transmitter sites (both past and present) and those forming part of the high power VHF radio transmitter network.

For many, the flagships of this network are the Crystal Palace transmitting station in London and the Emley Moor transmitter in Yorkshire, with both their iconic status and unique tower-design transmission structures being the primary influences in the naming of this site.

The vast majority of high-power transmitting stations are however supported by stayed-masts of varying height or design, giving many of these stations their own unique characteristics which as far as possible is reflected within the images featured on this site.

The narrative provided on every page is also intended to focus on the notable characteristics of each station featured with appropriate emphasis according to its historical and engineering attributes.

Screen Resolution/Image Size Description

This site was originally designed in the pre-widescreen monitor era based on the 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 screen resolutions which is why these values have been referred to where images are provided in more than one size.

However, for image size guidance purposes, these values have become increasingly irrelevant as more and more users have upgraded to widescreen monitors.  So starting with the pages added or updated in January 2014, images in multiple sizes are now referred to by pixel size rather than resolution, with all other pages following suit in due course.  

UHF Coverage Maps

Any information given in relation to UHF coverage, included maps, should be regarded as 'best estimate' rather than 'definitive' as even the transmission providers cannot with absolute accuracy determine the precise service area of any transmitter, even in normal atmospheric conditions.

The best knowledge of coverage in any given area tends to come locally from aerial dealers and viewer experience.  So this is just something to bear in mind.

Mast/Tower Heights

Information gathered on the height of structures has a tendency to vary slightly, even from official sources such as the transmission providers.  Furthermore, in the case of UHF transmitter sites, height information these sources provide may or may not include the UHF antenna which generally surmounts the main structure.

For the purposes of this site, the most reliable and consistent information is used and where available the height including or not-including any surmounting UHF antennas is specifically stated.

Feedback

Any feedback on this site, both positive and negative, is welcomed so please contact here.


 

Transmitters A-K

Transmitters L-Z

 

 

Angus

Lancaster

Arfon

Lichfield

Ashkirk

Llanddona

Beacon Hill

Manningtree

Belmont

Meldrum

Bilsdale

Mendip

Black Hill

Mendlesham

Black Mountain

Moel-y-Parc

Blaenplwyf

Mounteagle

Burnhope

North Hessary Tor

Caldbeck

Oxford

Caradon Hill

Peterborough

Carmel

Pontop Pike

Chatton

Presely

Chillerton Down

Redruth

Craigkelly

Ridge Hill

Croydon

Rosemarkie

Crystal Palace

Rowridge

Darvel

Sandale

Divis

Sandy Heath

Dover

Selkirk

Durris

Stockland Hill

 Emley Moor

Strabane

Forfar

  Sudbury

Hannington

Sutton Coldfield

 Holme Moss

Tacolneston

 Huntshaw Cross

  The Wrekin

 Kirk o'Shotts

 Waltham

 Knock More

 Winter Hill

 

 

 


Links to Related Sites


mb21: The Transmission Gallery

 

A.T.V (Aerials and Television)           1st Aerials             Lamberts Aerials     

 


 

 

 

 

 

BBC Reception

Digital UK

Digital TV Group

Ofcom

Arqiva

 

 

 

 

 


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