Pye Green BT Tower

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Pye Green
Pye Green BT Tower, hot air balloon.jpg
Pye Green BT Tower, from a hot air balloon
Pye Green BT Tower is located in Staffordshire
Pye Green BT Tower
Pye Green BT Tower (Staffordshire)
Location Pye Green, Staffordshire
Tower height 96.9 metres (318 ft)
Coordinates 52°43′43″N 2°01′11″W / 52.728655°N 2.019655°W / 52.728655; -2.019655Coordinates: 52°43′43″N 2°01′11″W / 52.728655°N 2.019655°W / 52.728655; -2.019655
Grid reference SJ987142

Pye Green BT Tower is a 96.9 metres (318 ft) tall[citation needed] telecommunication tower built of reinforced concrete at Pye Green, Staffordshire, England (grid reference SJ987142). Standing in Cannock Chase it is one of the few telecommunication towers in the United Kingdom built of reinforced concrete. Pye Green was constructed as part of the British Cold War "Backbone" radio communications network.

Its combination of elevation and height give it line-of-sight to the BT Tower in Birmingham.


Local community radio station Cannock Radio uses the Pye Green BT Tower in its logo to show that it is a local radio station that covers Cannock. The station has used the tower in its logo since its launch in 2014.

Services available[edit]

Analogue radio (FM VHF)[edit]

Frequency kW Service
96.9 MHz 0.2 Signal 1

Digital radio (DAB)[edit]

Frequency Block kW Operator
223.936 MHz 12A 0.25 MXR West Midlands
229.072 MHz 12D 0.85 Stoke & Stafford

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