EDXC 2016: visit to Moorside Edge

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July 5, 2016 by OH6001SWL

There are a number of exciting excursions and presentations lined up which include a tour of BBC radio and television at Media City UK in Salford on the Saturday afternoon (10 September) and a visit to the Moorside Edge transmitter sites on Monday 12 September. Moorside Edge has a large transmitter hall with three different types of transmitter. It opened in 1931 as a transmitter for BBC North Regional and national radio networks. It is now operated by Arqiva and the following three services are broadcast: BBC Radio 5 Live on 909kHz (200kW), TalkSPORT (100kW) on 1089kHz and Absolute Radio (100kW) on 1215kHz.

Moorside Edge Transmitter Masts Photo by Mark Mercer under Creative Commons Licence
Moorside Edge transmitter masts (photo: Mark Mercer)

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