Chillerton Down transmitting station facts for kids
The Chillerton Down transmitting station
|Mast height||228.9 metres (751 ft)|
|Built||30 August 1958|
|ITV region||Southern Television (1958-1981)
The Chillerton Down transmitting station is a broadcasting facility for FM and DAB radio at Chillerton Down, above the village of Chillerton on the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England . The transmitter was erected in 1958 and uses a 228.9-metre (751 ft) high guyed steel lattice mast of triangular cross section as an aerial.
It was originally used to transmit Southern Television, and later TVS, until the end of VHF television transmissions in the UK at the beginning of 1985. It now transmits Wave 105, 103.2 Capital FM, Greatest Hits Radio, Isle of Wight Radio, the local Arqiva (NOW S. Hampshire) DAB multiplex and the national Digital One DAB multiplex.
The site is owned and operated by Arqiva.
Channels available by frequency
|103.2 MHz||2||Capital South Coast|
|105.2 MHz||10||Wave 105|
|106.0 MHz||4||Greatest Hits Radio|
|107.0 MHz||0.1||Isle of Wight Radio|
|216.928MHz||11A||5||Sound Digital Limited|
|221.352 MHz||11C||5||NOW South Hampshire|
|222.064 MHz||11D||5||Digital One|
VHF analogue television was transmitted from Chillerton Down from its launch in 1958 until the nationwide shutdown of VHF signals in 1985.
|204.75 MHz||11||100||TVS (Southern Television until 1982)|
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