TM4551 : Transmitters on Orford Ness

taken 10 years ago, 3 km from Orford, Suffolk, Great Britain

Transmitters on Orford Ness
Transmitters on Orford Ness
The 4x4 track and some of the radio masts at the Orford Ness Transmitting Station, with the large 'Cobra Mist' building at the far side. It started life as an experimental radar station, but that never worked properly despite the huge amount of money that was spent on it. The site eventually passed into the hands of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the UK Government, and was used for radio broadcasts, transferring in due course to BBC broadcasts. The operational transmitting station closed earlier this year (2012), having served a variety of purposes, and is probably best known for being part of the BBC's World Service facility until 2011.
The station has two directional aerial systems: one for 648 kHz and one for 1296 kHz. One aerial consists of 5 towers in a single row, the other of 6 towers, in 2 rows of 3 each.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 15 October, 2012
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused  Communications  Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4541 5138 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:6.3756N 1:34.9388E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 45740 51877
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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