Trouble in t'republic? (Bilsdale transmitter fire)

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...Reports it's the start of a rebellion in t'republic are unconfirmed at the time of posting.
Why does that not surprise me - t'people of t'republic are always "revolting"!:-rofl2
 

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They’re bringing in a temporary mast and equipment to restore service apparently.

With it being shorter, some relays may not be able to receive the signal from it to rebroadcast. Including Whitby - which has apparently been switched to take the BBC Satback service off 27.5°W as a back-up!

 

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ITV Tyne Tees News reporting the fire started in a building, and spoke to a local who said his mother heard an explosion - may add some credence to lightning strike theory?

Everything is still off air at the moment.
 

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When I was but a lad (when we had horse drawn buses) and an apprentice TV engineer based in Stockton on Tees, I remember Bilsdale coming into service. You could get a great signal from a loop of coax!!
 

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ITV Tyne Tees News reporting the fire started in a building, and spoke to a local who said his mother heard an explosion - may add some credence to lightning strike theory?

Everything is still off air at the moment.

Other reports say there was no lightning in the area (my area!) and I never saw nor heard nuffin!
 

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An item on BBC radio news this morning mentioned an engineer was preparing equipment for 5G services at the time of the fire. Mysteriously, I've seen or heard nothing since of similar reports.
 

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When I was but a lad (when we had horse drawn buses) and an apprentice TV engineer based in Stockton on Tees, I remember Bilsdale coming into service. You could get a great signal from a loop of coax!!
You were lucky, I had to eat t'coal and live in a cardboard box in middle of t'road.
 

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An item on BBC radio news this morning mentioned an engineer was preparing equipment for 5G services at the time of the fire. Mysteriously, I've seen or heard nothing since of similar reports.
Don't tell them Pike !
 

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