Moorside Edge transmitting station
|Mast height||158 metres (518 ft)|
It is – at 200 kW erp – one of the most powerful mediumwave radio transmitters in Britain. Formed of two 158-metre-high steel lattice towers, it is located just above Moorside Edge (grid reference ). Other nearby transmitting stations are Holme Moss (11.56 km, bearing 168.17°) and Emley Moor (15.4 km, bearing 99.41°).
As with most mediumwave transmitters, a good "signal earth" is important and this is assured by the waterlogged nature of the ground on which it is built. The site's location on the Pennine Hills means that signals from Moorside Edge can be received at very long distances: as far north as Scotland, as far south as the Midlands, as far west as Dublin, and well beyond the country's eastern (North Sea) coast.
The station is now owned and operated by Arqiva and broadcasts the following services:
|909 kHz||200||BBC Radio 5 Live|
|1215 kHz||200||Absolute Radio|
- McCarthy, Clive (28 May 2007). "Development of the BBC A.M. Transmitter Network" (PDF). bbceng.info. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
- Info and pictures of the Moorside Edge transmitter.
- The Transmission Gallery: Moorside Edge Transmitter photographs and information
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