15 Jan. 2015 Video Evening

Marconi BD-272 RF unit
Marconi BD-272 RF unit

Don, G4LOO showed two videos, the first was about the Woofferton transmitting station, the last remaining UK shortwave broadcasting site, located at Woofferton, south of Ludlow, in Shropshire. The station was originally built by the BBC during World War II to house additional HF broadcasting transmitters. It had six 50 kW RCA transmitters. The site has been modernised many times over the years and during the Cold War, the station was equipped with six Marconi BD272 250 kW shortwave transmitters.

Woofferton Transmitting Station currently has ten HF transmitters. There are 3 x Riz 250 kW (installed 2007-2008), 1 x Riz 500 kW (installed 2006), 4 x 300 kW Marconi B6124’s (installed 1980) and 2 x 250 kW Marconi BD272’s (installed 1963).

The second film was a digital conversion of  8mm movies shot at field days during the 1960s.