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by scanlos
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suffolk Hilltop Locn. Poss Lodgewood
Replies: 0
Views: 1901

Suffolk Hilltop Locn. Poss Lodgewood

A series of old photographs of Regional Government Headquarters have released on the Sub-Brit website. A number of these clearly show the aerial arrangements at RGHQ 4.1 at Bawburgh, Norwich. I visited the site in 1981 and made a note of how I thought the aerials were arranged. The new photograph fr...
by scanlos
Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Re: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location

Hello Bob Thank you for your very helpful reply. Recent photographs of the Church Green site can be found on the television mast anorak's web site http://tx.mb21.co.uk/gallery/danbury-church-green.php and there is a link to the Bakers Lane site too, the shrouded yagi's for the Fire Brigade can still...
by scanlos
Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Re: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location

In December 2012, I received feedback via my personal site that my 'Missing' site could be at Danbury. Apparently there used to be a mast with Civil Defence aerials on it that has now been dismantled. According to a planning application on the Chelmsford Council website, four Home Office aerials exi...
by scanlos
Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: ROC VHF link map help
Replies: 1
Views: 3371

Four years have passed since my original posting and I'm beginning to think I may be asking the wrong question. Recently I have obtained a copy of an engineers notes via a non DTELS person. This shows a series of blocks linked together representing the path of ROC UKWMO radio circuits. A copy may be...
by scanlos
Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:36 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Scottish R.O.C. Post Radio, Emgy Voice Nwk EVN
Replies: 0
Views: 1529

Scottish R.O.C. Post Radio, Emgy Voice Nwk EVN

The RN4 Radio scheme in England Wales and NI is well documented by the ROC however the Scottish parts appears to be absent. It would appear there was no cross-border working from England to Scotland. The HO scheme used single frequency simplex on 12 channels in the 80MHz band. Recently while looking...
by scanlos
Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Hello Graham Thank you very much for you reply here and by private email too. My private reply bounced. The BT Ongar Radio station was at TL506040 and located near North Weald Bassett an interesting description may be found here http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/sites/n/north_weald_ongar_radio/inde...
by scanlos
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:46 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location
Replies: 6
Views: 2663

Suggestions for an Essex or Herts Hilltop location

I am trying to update my UKWMO Communications web site and would appreciate help with locating a hilltop site used for Home Defence links. My 1981 records show two VHF yagis at Reed TL356364 carring the Bedford to Colchester ROC and Bedford to Maidstone ROC links. They point in a 5 O'clock direction...
by scanlos
Wed Nov 29, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Desperately seeking Pen-y-Fforest
Replies: 1
Views: 3162

Pen-y-Fforest found

I have received a couple of emails that have identified the mast located on Black Mixen hill as the one know as Pen-y-Fforest. A photograph of this mast (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/7811) and many other HO masts may be found on the Geograph site along with other features of the countryside. If ...
by scanlos
Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:33 am
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: Desperately seeking Pen-y-Fforest
Replies: 1
Views: 3162

Desperately seeking Pen-y-Fforest

With the exception of Pen-y-Fforest I have managed to successfully track down all the hilltop sites used for the Royal Observer Corps at Wrexham in the pre-WARC era. The ordinance survey Gazetteer finds only one place with this name but it looks unlikely for a number of reasons. It is 60 miles from ...
by scanlos
Fri Apr 14, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: UKWMO/ROC
Topic: ROC VHF link map help
Replies: 1
Views: 3371

ROC VHF link map help

I am a retired BT employee with a personal web site dedicated to U.K.W.M.O communications during the Cold War. A topic on ROC communications includes a limited description the ROC VHF radio links. http://www.ringbell.co.uk/ukwmo/Page233.htm I have received much helpful feedback on various topics. A ...