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Message started by Administrator on Aug 11th, 2021, 10:35pm

Title: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Aug 11th, 2021, 10:35pm

Here is a report from the BBC regarding the major fire that broke out at a main transmitter serving part of the north east of England.

All services were disrupted for several hours

"Mast operators, Arqiva, said it had managed to restore TV and radio services for hundreds of thousands of people."

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Dickie Mint on Aug 15th, 2021, 11:57am

If anyone wants a lot more detail there are dozens of posts over on Usenet; or via google groups. UK.tech.broadcast.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Aug 15th, 2021, 10:44pm

The BBC has a page with the latest situation, here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Aug 16th, 2021, 5:46pm

Arqiva has the latest, here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Sep 2nd, 2021, 9:40pm

More from The Yorkshire Post, here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Oct 7th, 2021, 8:36am

The old mast has been brought down.

A video is here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Oct 15th, 2021, 8:30am

Update from Arqiva:- The temporary mast is 'on'.

More information, here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Oct 25th, 2021, 3:58pm

Some FAQs  here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Feb 22nd, 2022, 5:38pm

Latest from Arqiva....here, via BBC Tees.

"A new interim TV mast to replace the fire damaged Bilsdale transmitter is set to be activated on Wednesday.
The 252ft (80m) mast at Bilsdale will benefit more than 100,000 homes in North Yorkshire, County Durham and the Tees Valley, operator Arqiva said."

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on May 14th, 2022, 11:48am

"TV and radio services disrupted after a fire destroyed a transmitter should be fully restored by the end of the year."




so says the BBC News website quoting Arqiva.

More here.

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on May 21st, 2022, 12:29pm

According to this BBC site

"A fire which destroyed a TV and radio transmitter was caused by water getting into electrics at the site, an investigation has found.
The Bilsdale transmitter caught fire on 10 August, leaving more than 600,000 homes across Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire without signals.
Arqiva, which operated the mast on the North York Moors, said the water damage was connected to third-party equipment"

Title: Re: Bilsdale TX Fire
Post by Administrator on Jun 14th, 2022, 11:44am

"Better planning needed before fire - Ofcom"

Here is the latest BBC Tees report

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