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THE LANCASTER TRANSMITTER is a UHF relay station that serves Lancaster as well as the coastal area around Morecambe and also parts of Cumbria around the southern fringes of the Lake District.

It is the highest-powered relay of the Winter Hill UHF main station and is one of a limited group of relays nationwide to feature a stayed lattice mast, constituting in this instance the only structure of this type to be used for television transmission within the north-west region (allowing for the Douglas transmitter on the Isle of Man).


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Above: Although the old Crown Castle signage is the more prominent, this is actually a former IBA/NTL site.  Whilst Crown Castle signage appears (or did appear) at a number of main transmitter sites owned by NTL, the presence of this at an ex-NTL relay station is particularly unusual.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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STATION INFORMATION


Location:

Westfield Ho, nr Hest Bank, Lancashire

Grid Reference:

SD490662

Landlord:

Arqiva (Legacy: ITA/IBA/NTL Broadcast)

Ground Height:

TBC

BBC1 Region:

North-West

Mast Height:

87.8m

ITV1 Region:

Granada

Aerial Height: (*)

184m

 

UHF Tx Number:

10355

(*) Average UHF aerial height above sea level (a.o.d)

 

 


  CURRENT TRANSMISSIONS

Digital Television

 

Analogue Radio (FM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

: Ch/Polarisation/e.r.p

 

 

 Service:

(MHz)

(e.r.p)

PSB1

: 27 / V / 2kW 

 

 

BBC Radio Lancashire:

104.5

2kW

PSB2

: 24 / V / 2kW 

 

 

 

 

 

PSB3

: 21 / V / 2kW 

 

 

Digital Radio (DAB)

COM4

: 25 / V / 2kW 

 

 

 

COM5

: 28 / V / 2kW

BBC National (Block 12B)

COM6

: 22 / V  /2kW

 

 

 

Digital One (Block 11D)

 

 

North West (Block 12C)

 

 

 

PRE-DIGITAL SWITCHOVER UHF TRANSMISSIONS

(Shutdown completed 2 December 2009)

Analogue Television 

 

 

 

Digital Television

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service

  Ch/Polar/e.r.p

 

 

 

 

Service

 Ch/Polar/e.r.p

BBC1

: 31 / V / 10kW

 

 

 

 

Mux1

: 28 / V / 0.2kW

BBC2

: 27 / V / 10kW  

 

 

 

 

Mux2

: 22 / V / 0.2kW

ITV1

: 24 / V / 10kW 

 

 

 

 

MuxA

: 25 / V / 0.2kW

Ch4

: 21 / V / 10kW

 

 

 

 

MuxB

: 32 / V / 0.2kW

Ch5

: No service

 

 

 

 

MuxC

: 34 / V / 0.2kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

MuxC

 : 30 / V / 0.2kW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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