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Old 14th Oct 2017, 2:01 pm   #521
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By the way did you mean Hannington for VHF? - I thought VHF ITA coverage was 'improved' in Oxford by the opening of the Membury transmitter on Channel B12, Horiz.
Yes, you're right. I had confused Hannington and Membury for a second. Hannington was never a 405 transmitter. I edited my post to correct this, but you'd posted by then.
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Old 14th Oct 2017, 7:35 pm   #522
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Default Re: 405-Line VHF Aerials 2013 to the present day.

These were spotted in Ledbury a few weeks ago.

NB: pic (4) is a different view of the antenna in pic (1).

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Old 15th Oct 2017, 7:49 am   #523
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Great pictures Guy. It still amazes me how these aerials have stood up to wind, rain, snow, ice and gales for the best part of 6 decades! John.
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 7:12 pm   #524
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Default Re: 405-Line VHF Aerials 2013 to the present day.

I think a lot of these venerable installations may be tested quite severely over the next day or so:

'Ophelia! - you're breaking my heart;
- shaking my an-tennas badly..."

(with apologies to Simon & Garfunkel)
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Old 15th Oct 2017, 9:49 pm   #525
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Damp squib.
It has been all over the front of that daily paper that always gets it wrong.

It could be worse though.
I looked at satellite pictures over a couple of days and the eye was blinking
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 8:43 pm   #526
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Still some old aerials in Taunton, Somerset. These two examples are in the town centre.
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 10:22 pm   #527
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The X elements look small, was it for Chanel 4 or 5?
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Old 28th Oct 2017, 6:03 am   #528
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Probably Wenvoe, ch 5 I would think. Gives 'crossed dipoles' a whole new meaning.

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Taunton and much of the surrounding Somerset countryside lies in a major overlap area which on 405 would have been North Hessary Tor on ch2 and Stockland Hill on ch9 or Wenvoe on ch5 and St Hilary on ch10.
It looks like these are Wenvoe/St Hilary aerials.
I think to this day Taunton and large parts of Somerset are covered by local TV news for the southwest and west regions.
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Old 30th Oct 2017, 9:17 am   #530
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Hi Simon and Peter. Thanks for the information, I only every worked in a strong channel 2 Band 1 area so never saw the smaller higher channel aerials or even horizontal band 1 aerials. In fact we stopped supplying band1/3 aerials apart from replacements approx 1970 and those were few in number.

When my job changed and I traveled around the country UHF. Was well established
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Old 31st Oct 2017, 8:55 pm   #531
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Taunton and much of the surrounding Somerset countryside lies in a major overlap area which on 405 would have been North Hessary Tor on ch2 and Stockland Hill on ch9 or Wenvoe on ch5 and St Hilary on ch10.
It looks like these are Wenvoe/St Hilary aerials.
I think to this day Taunton and large parts of Somerset are covered by local TV news for the southwest and west regions.
Yes that's right Taunton is covered by two regions. Stockland Hill and Mendip transmitters are received with similar signal strength. Before digital many people had two aerials so you could watch either region's news.
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