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)
LocationPye Green, Staffordshire
Tower height96.9 metres (318 ft)
Coordinates52°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 referenceSJ987142

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 fourteen 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.

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
229.072 MHz 12D 0.85 Stoke & Stafford
225.648 MHz 12B 1.75 BBC National DAB
218.064 MHz 11B 0.6 Wolverhampton & Shropshire

See also[edit]


  • Campbell, D., 1983. War Plan UK, p243, p245. Paladin edition. ISBN 0-586-08479-7.
  • Laurie, P., 1983. Beneath the City Streets, p. 243, p. 246. Granada edition. ISBN 0-586-05055-8.
  • The National Archives (UK), 1956-1962. Proposed relay station sites for the General Post Office ("The Backbone Scheme"). File No. COU1/38.
  • Fox, S., and Lamont, R., 2003. The Towers of Backbone.

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