Purdown BT Tower

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Purdown
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The tower seen from the north
Purdown BT Tower is located in Bristol
Purdown BT Tower
Location Bristol
Grid reference ST610764
Built 1970
Closer view

Purdown BT Tower was built in 1970 and is located on a hill (Purdown) just north of the city centre of Bristol, England in the Lockleaze suburb, UK (grid reference ST610764).

It is a prominent landmark, visible from much of the city, used mainly for point-to-point microwave links and forms part of the British Telecom microwave network. It is one of twelve reinforced concrete towers owned by BT in the UK and one of the few communication towers built of reinforced concrete.

Radio channels[edit]

The tower is also used for broadcasting radio stations.

Analogue radio (VHF FM)[edit]

Frequency kW Service
97.2 MHz 0.1 Kiss
101.4 MHz 0.1 Classic FM
107.2 MHz 0.5 The Breeze

Digital radio (DAB)[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
222.064 MHz 11D 1 Digital One
225.648 MHz 12B 1 BBC National DAB

Media[edit]

The tower is featured on the opening credits for series two of the TV programme Skins.[citation needed]

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