Pye Green BT Tower
Pye Green BT Tower, from a hot air balloon
|Location||Pye Green, Staffordshire|
|Tower height||96.9 metres (318 ft)|
Pye Green BT Tower is a 96.9 metres (318 ft) tall telecommunication tower built of reinforced concrete at Pye Green, Staffordshire, England (grid reference ). 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.
Cannock Chase Radio logo
Local community radio station Cannock Chase 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.
Analogue radio (FM VHF)
|96.9 MHz||0.2||Signal 1|
Digital radio (DAB)
|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|
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- 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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