Wincobank Transmitter OS Grid Ref SK 388 919
Also see basic digital fault finding.
Digital switchover occurred at Wincobank and Blackburn
in September 2011.
Wincobank television transmitter is a low power repeater (only 2W) off Emley Moor which was constructed in 1977. The site is sandwiched between Barrow Rd and the railway line to Chapletown/Leeds which was originally built by the Midland Railway in 1894. Rather more recently than that, the M1 opened up to here in 1967, the next section north (from junction 34) had to wait until the following year.
As expected for a relay Wincobank is vertically polarised and it is a C/D group for all its output. If one looks carefully one can see the Log periodic receiving aerial pointing at Emley Moor. Most relays use Logs as reception aerials if they have “line of sight” onto their main transmitter.
location because this would also give co-
Blackburn (Rotherham) TV transmitter.
The transmitter is located just East of the M1, half a mile North of J34.
and the bottom aerial (vertically polarised) retransmit`s it into the valley.
Note the broadcast authorities use of Log Periodics, an aerial we recommend to use wherever possible.
There is another small (2 Watt) repeater called Blackburn at OS Grid Ref SK 389 926. It`s just half a mile north of Wincobank transmitter (off Droppingwell Rd), but it isn`t used by many people at all. Just like Wincobank, it`s vertically polarised and is a C/D group off Emley Moor.
Blackburn`s frequency channels are :
MUX 1 = CH60 MUX 2 = CH57 MUX 3 = CH53
Blackburn only transmits MUXES 1 to 3 (the PSBs), not all six.
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