Mar 13, 2011
Been cleaning up a video archive and came across video I shot in Ordfordness in 2003. It turns out to be topical because the BBC will cease using 648 kHz which originates from there as from March 27th 2011. This video will never be shown on TV - it is designed for those of us in radio who enjoy the details of high-frequency engineering. This video over on my video vault, therefore, is unanashamedly detailed. There are frequent references to a BBC transmitter site in Crowborough Sussex. This was the home of the most powerful transmitter in the world during the 2nd World War, nicknamed Aspidistra after the song by Gracie Fields.
On this site you can also listen to a couple of Media Network episodes which explain more about this famous transmitter.