New B.B.C. Stations

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    ON June 14, the revised West Regional Scheme of the British Broadcasting Corporation was brought into operation by the opening of the new transmitting stations at Start Point and Clevedon. These stations now radiate simultaneously the West Regional programme on wave-lengths of 285-7 and 203-5 metres respectively. The Start Point station is situated near the most southerly point of Devon, and is intended to serve the whole of the south coast from Cornwallto Hampshire or Sussex; while Clevedon on the North Somerset coast will serve the areas around Bristol, and the northerly parts of Somerset and Devon which cannot be covered satisfactorily from Start Point. Both stations have been so located as to take advantage of transmission largely over a sea path, and thus avoid the heavy attenuation of signal strength encountered in wave propagation over the poorly conducting terrain of Dartmoor.

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    New B.B.C. Stations. Nature 143, 1060–1061 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431060c0

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