Sandale transmitting station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Sandale
Sandale transmitting station is located in Cumbria
Sandale transmitting station
Height of mast 153 metres (502 ft)
Grid reference NY2657639965
Built 1956
BBC region BBC North (1956-1985)
BBC Scotland (1965-2009)

The Sandale transmitting station is the main radio transmitting station for the county of Cumbria, including the Lake District, and eastern Dumfries and Galloway. It used to broadcast regional variations of BBC One and BBC Two until digital switchover happened in the region. All television channels now come from the nearby Caldbeck transmitting station.

The station is situated on the Caldbeck Fells close to the B5299 road and eight miles south of Wigton. Its mast is 153 metres (502 ft) high.

Until 1993 it broadcast Radio Solway. Now it broadcasts BBC Radio Scotland on the same frequency.

Services from this transmitter[edit]

Analogue radio (FM VHF)[edit]

Frequency kW Service
88.1 MHz 250 BBC Radio 2
90.3 MHz 250 BBC Radio 3
92.5 MHz 250 BBC Radio 4
94.7 MHz 250 BBC Radio Scotland
95.6 MHz 15 BBC Radio Cumbria
97.7 MHz 250 BBC Radio 1
99.9 MHz 125 Classic FM

Digital radio (DAB)[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
225.648 MHz 12B 10 BBC National DAB

Analogue television[edit]

8 November 1956 - 27 September 1965[edit]

Frequency VHF kW Service
61.75 MHz 4 30 BBC TV

27 September 1965 - 1 June 1979[edit]

Frequency VHF kW Service
61.75 MHz 4 30 BBC1 North
179.75 MHz 6 70 BBC1 Scotland

1 June 1979 - 3 January 1985[edit]

Frequency VHF UHF kW Service
61.75 MHz 4 30 BBC1 North
179.75 MHz 6 70 BBC1 Scotland
479.25 MHz 22 500 BBC1 Scotland

3 January 1985 - 1992[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Service
479.25 MHz 22 500 BBC1 Scotland

1992 - 22 July 2009[edit]

Frequency UHF kW Service
479.25 MHz 22 500 BBC One Scotland
839.25 MHz 67 126 BBC Two Scotland

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 54°44′57″N 3°8′27″W / 54.74917°N 3.14083°W / 54.74917; -3.14083