Dronfield Transmitter OS Grid Ref SK 362 791
Also see basic digital fault finding.
Switchover at Dronfield occurred in Aug 2011.
Dronfield television transmitter started broadcasting in 1984. It is a 3W (C/D group)
horizontally polarised relay (or repeater) off Emley via Chesterfield. The latter
is a 2kW repeater which is Vertically. The fact that Dronfield is Horizontal is the
opposite of usual practice for a repeater and the only reason I can think of for
this is possible co-
Note that only the three basic PSB MUXES are transmitted from Dronfield, not all six.
However, its 3 digital MUXES will be within its original C/D group.
This particular mast is quite difficult to find as its in the grounds of a school, and is hidden from Falcon Rd (which runs behind it) by trees.
The area around here can be problematic for Digital reception. This is partly because Chesterfield doesn`t put out quite so much power in this direction
Dronfield is probably the dividing point between The Midlands and The North. The difference in accents between Sheffield (just North of Dronfield) and Chesterfield (which is just South) is probably as big as anywhere else in the country over such a short distance.
Close up of the Dronfield repeater`s array of receiving and transmitting aerials.
Note the use of Log periodic aerials as sold and installed by ourselves.
from Emley Moor.
After being remodulated
onto four different
frequencies (see the Transmitter Channel Allocations guide)
It is amplified and retransmitted from the top two Log antennas.
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