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BBC Orfordness, closing down on March 27, 2011

I received this link in the comments of a previous post and found it interesting. The BBC will be closing down 648 KHz, Ordfordness England at the end of March, no doubt due to budget cuts. The site has been in use since 1972. Prior to this, site was formerly an OTH array, COBRA MIST, which was then adopted for MW broadcasting. The video is 17 minutes long, but, if you are interested in radio history, technical aspects of AM broadcasting and the like, it is interesting.

Tribute to BBC 648 kHz Orfordness – The Enthusiast’s Version from Jonathan Marks on Vimeo.

These are 600 KW transmitters. As Andy Matheson, transmitter engineer, explains, with a wry smile “I find them (transmitters) very satisfying, I enjoy either day work or shift work, just really working with transmitters has always been very satisfying…” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

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