Trouble in t'republic? (Bilsdale transmitter fire)

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If you don't have good line of sight try a grid antenna. It may need a good long pole. But it might not so it is always worth trying.

If you can't get one (they dissapeared for a while until someone realized demand was not dropping for a reason...) you can make one for use in the attic / roofspace / shed / etc.
 

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I have a substantial bow-tie antenna - perhaps two - sitting in the back of the office, though the design might still be in production (Stellar ?)

 

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Temporary mast completion delayed to 13th - 19th October due to weather conditions:


Shame the Arqiva boss failed to mention this while doing the PR rounds in the past few days, where he continued to imply everything was still on target for the 5th.
 

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This is the predicted coverage map for the 80m temporary transmitter:

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Areas in red are predicted to receive no signal. I don't know if this map includes the existing temporary transmitters, as far as I'm aware Arqiva never released coverage maps for them.
 

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Arqiva chief executive says there may be a second temporary tower constructed before winter.


"We have a contingency plan to put in place a tower rather than a mast, on the Bilsdale site. That will take some time before that work is complete, but that would provide a more solid temporary site. We haven’t ventilated this in great detail, but we are talking about a temporary mast now, a second temporary mast before Winter and then the new 300-metre mast."
 

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I've added some extra locations to the temporary 80m coverage map:

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Not sure what the white and small areas of yellow represent.
 

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Curiously if you overlay the original Bilsdale coverage map, the new temporary transmitter has extended coverage in some areas :confused
 

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Known as 'Barney' to the locals, and definitely not 'The Castle' :lol:
I think Mikeisyou was testing his eyesight..
 

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Apparently the original Bilsdale tower has been demolished today. Begs the question why they didn't do it earlier instead of fannying on with that temporary mast :confused
 

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Hopefully no dishes were harmed :-ohmy

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The PR company page for Arqiva:
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https://www.recognitionpr.co.uk/clients/arqiva-/
Contains all the press photos and a higher resolution version of the coverage map, plus all the videos that have appeared on Youtube.
 

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Temporary mast due to come into service on Wednesday 13th October at 6pm. Testing will begin tomorrow.

Tuesday 12th October - between 9am & 2pm there will be disruption to service from Sutton Bank & Eston Nab.

Wednesay 13th October - between midnight & 6am service from Eston Nab, Sutton Bank and Arncliffe wood will be disrupted. Retune may be required after 6am.

 
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