Stocksbridge Transmitter OS Grid Ref SK 275 991
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Switchover at Stocksbridge occurred in Sept 2011.
Stocksbridge television transmitter was constructed in 1980 and it can be seen quite clearly up on Hunshelf Bank, the TV mast is the slim tapered structure at the front. It is a relay (or repeater) off Emley Moor and if one looks closely at it one can see the receiving aerial pointing back at its Main Transmitter. At the top is the array of Log Periodics which are used to rebroadcast the signal into the valley below.
It is for this reason that we would tend to put customers onto Emley (or even Belmont
or Bilsdale and they`re both about 65 miles away ! ) if at all possible. Generally
speaking the further up the hillside you live, the better your chances of getting
a decent television signal off Emley, though we have done a number of jobs on Manchester
Rd which have worked OK. If one looks at "Channel Allocation Guide" you can see
that Stocksbridge repeater uses the same frequencies for its 3 channels as Waltham.
However you would be very unlucky to suffer any co-