Peterborough transmitting station
Morborne Hill site from west
|Mast height||154 metres (505 ft)|
There are two tall structures on adjacent sites: a guyed steel lattice mast belonging to Arqiva, and a 98.45 metres tall reinforced concrete tower belonging to BT. These sites are known by their owners as 'Peterborough' and 'Morborne Hill' respectively.
A 154 metres (505 ft) guyed high steel lattice mast, belonging to Arqiva, is used primarily for FM broadcasting but carries many other services.
On 30 October 2004 this mast was destroyed by fire. It collapsed, seriously damaging the transmitter building at the base. Services were temporarily restored by transferring them to the adjacent BT tower and two temporary masts, including the BBC emergency mast which was put in use for the first time. A new replacement mast has now been built and is in full service.
|90.1 MHz||40||BBC Radio 2|
|92.3 MHz||40||BBC Radio 3|
|94.5 MHz||40||BBC Radio 4|
|95.7 MHz||5.1||BBC Radio Cambridgeshire|
|99.7 MHz||40||BBC Radio 1|
|101.9 MHz||40||Classic FM|
|216.928 MHz||11A||5||Digital Two|
|221.352 MHz||11D||5||Digital One|
|225.648 MHz||12B||10||BBC National DAB|
|229.072 MHz||12D||4||NOW Peterborough|
BT concrete tower
The adjacent tower is one of twelve reinforced concrete towers owned by BT in the UK. It is used mainly for point-to-point microwave links and forms part of BT's national telecommunications network. It was not damaged by the collapse of the Arqiva mast.
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- Radio masts and towers - catastrophic collapses