BBC-2 transmitting stations 

27 March 2018 tbs.pm/65243

Article from the BBC Handbook 1968, published in late 1967

This table and the map give details of BBC-2 stations in operation and planned so far. The same stations will also be used for the duplication on UHF, including colour, of the BBC-1 and ITV services, beginning at about the end of 1969 or early in 1970 with Crystal Palace, Sutton Coldfield, Winter Hill and Emley Moor.

In the table main stations are listed alphabetically; relay stations are inset after the name of the main station of the group.

The name of the station is followed by its BBC-2 channel, maximum effective radiated power and other channels assigned to it. (In some cases complete information is not available.)

Stations not yet in service are shown in italic.
 


 

  • Belmont 28 H, 500 kW, 22 25 32
  • Bilsdale West Moor 26 H, 500 kW, 23 29 33
  • Black Hill 46 H, 500 kW, 40 43 50
    • Craigkelly 27 H, 21 24 31
  • Crystal Palace 33 H, 500 kW, 23 26 30
    • Guildford 46 V, 2-5 kW*, 40 43 50
    • Hertford 64 V, 500 W*, 54 58 61
    • High Wycombe
    • Reigate 63 V, 2-5 kW* 53 57 60
    • Tunbridge Wells 44 V, 4 kW*, 41 47 51
  • Divis 27 H, 500 kW, 21 24 31
  • Dover 56 H, 100 kW*, 50 53 66
  • Durris 28 H, 500 kW, 22 25 32
  • Emley Moor 51 H, 1000 kW*, 41 44 47
    • Chesterfield 62 V, 55 59 65
    • Halifax 26 V, 23 29 33
    • Keighley 64 V, 54 58 61
    • Sheffield 27 V, 21 24 31
  • Llanddona 63 H, 100 kW* 53 57 60
  • Mendip 64 H, 500 kW, 54 58 61
  • Oxford 63 H, 500 kW, 53 57 60
  • Pontop Pike 64 H, 500 kW, 54 58 61
  • Rowridge 24 H, 500 kW*, 21 27 31
  • Sandy Heath 27 H, 21 24 31
  • Sudbury 44 H, 250 kW, 41 47 51
  • Sutton Coldfield 40 H, 1000 kW, 43 46 50
    • Brierley Hill 63 V, 53 57 60
    • Bromsgrove 27 V, 4 kW*, 21 24 31
    • Kidderminster 64 V, 0-5 kW*, 54 58 61
    • Lark Stoke 26 V, 2-5 kW*, 23 29 33
    • Worcester 62 V, 56 66 68
  • Tacolneston 55 H, 250 kW, 59 62 65
  • Waltham 64 H, 250 kW, 54 58 61
  • Wenvoe 51 H, 500 kW, 41 44 47
    • Aberdare 27 V, 21, 24, 31
    • Caerphilly 26 V/23, 29, 33
    • Kilvey Hill 26 V, 23 29 33
    • Merthyr Tydfil 28 V, 22 25 32
    • Pontypridd 28 V, 22 25 32
    • Rhondda 26 V, 23 29 33
  • Winter Hill 62 H, 500 kW, 55 59 65
    • Darwen
    • Mossley 45 V, 39 42 49
    • Nelson/Colne 45 V, 39 42 49

Stations planned: Angus, Arfon, Ayrshire, Blaen-plwyf, Caldbeck, Caradon Hill, Carmarthen, Dorset, Dunbartonshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Londonderry, Moel-y-Parc, North Kent, Presely, Rosemarkie, Selkirk, South Devon, Staffordshire, Stockland Hill, West Cornwall, West Sussex.

* Directional aerial

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3 responses to this article

Richard 28 March 2018 at 6:33 pm

I wonder where they were planning that transmitter called ‘Staffordshire’ to be…? Had they called it ‘Shropshire’ (or even ‘Salop’) it would only be the current Wrekin site, but were they looking at another site before committing to the Wrekin? Or did someone possible not know the difference between the two neighbouring counties beginning with S… Cynical? Me? Surely not so…

Patrick Collins 2 April 2018 at 3:27 pm

Interesting that it shows a main station “Dorset” that was never built. Also the location of Stockland Hill seems to have been moved to Exeter!

Nigel Stapley 10 April 2018 at 6:25 pm

The location of the ‘Staffordshire’ site is quite clearly The Wrekin. There was a tongue of land under the old Staffordshire which ran quite a long way to the north-west of Wolverhampton, but I’m not sure it reached quite as far as that.

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