NZ2167 : Antennae at Kenton Telephone Exchange

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Newcastle Upon Tyne, Great Britain

Antennae at Kenton Telephone Exchange
Antennae at Kenton Telephone Exchange
Various antennae and radio masts adorn the roof of Kenton Telephone Exchange. The antennae are for point-to-point microwave communications for telephony networks, and the unusual pronged one is a cellular radio mast. The building closest to the road predated British Telecom, so would have been General Post Office property originally. It housed the old electromechanical exchange (Strowger type) and also the main distribution frame where all the external cables terminated, whilst the new building housed the TXE4 electronic exchange. Thanks to various contributors for additional information.
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NZ2167, 21 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 October, 2005
Utilities > Telephone Exchange   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2148 6744 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:0.0644N 1:39.9446W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2140 6745
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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