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THE LANCASTER TRANSMITTER is a UHF relay station that serves Lancaster and the coastal town of Morecambe as well as 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.  In this instance it is the only structure of this type to be used for television transmission within the mainland area of the north-west region (factoring in 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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Site Images

 



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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

BBC Region:

North-West

Mast Height:

87.8m

ITV 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)

 

 

 

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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