Rugby Radio Masts being demolished

#1
Today marks an end of an era...

The Radio masts at Rugby Radio Station that sent out the Atomic clock for decades (only stopped on the 1st of June) will be coming down today at 15:00

It was an "A category" target during the Cold War.

Being just 1/2 a mile away I am looking forward to some mindless demolition!!!

Linkity Thingy for a look at what it was!!
 
#4
exile1 said:
I always thought they were for the LF Broadcast as well
Quite possibly but the size I always understood was driven by the VLF needs, we rarely listened to the LF but the VLF was very very important.
 
#6
Wathced them go down - and got some video footage on mobile - will try to post it on here via Youtube later.... Might be poor quality though...

Fook me I am a sad fooking barsteward - Hat, Coat - Gone!
 
#7
I've got a clock that gets updated by the atomic clock at rugby. Or did do. Is their a replacement, or is that the end of it?!
 
#10
All atomic clocks should still work - the transmitter moved to Cumbria in April (thought it was June earlier) and it is still working so if your clock doesn't work take it back as the TX is still ongoing..
 
#11
That's some bloody dipole. Wouldn't fancy dropping that at 0001 hrs when the frequency changes!

Berlin
 
#12
Mikal said:
This explains why my clock isn't receiving the time signal anymore!

Thx.
Same thing happened to me. I just had to fit a small antenna to the roof of my house as shown below. An added advantage is that I get excellent Sky TV reception.

 
#13
I saw some footage/photos of some of these (or nearby) being dropped last year. They did it at twilight which I think was to reduce visual distraction to traffic, and obviously they cut a fair swathe through whatever they landed on or across.
Blowing things up Rocks!
 
#14
Ancient_Mariner said:
Mikal said:
This explains why my clock isn't receiving the time signal anymore!

Thx.
Same thing happened to me. I just had to fit a small antenna to the roof of my house as shown below. An added advantage is that I get excellent Sky TV reception.
I see you keep bees as well :D
 
#16
exile1 said:
I think those white boxes are weather stations.........
Don't talk wet, you'd never get a bus or train in them
 
#17
still21inmymind said:
Ancient_Mariner said:
Mikal said:
This explains why my clock isn't receiving the time signal anymore!

Thx.
Same thing happened to me. I just had to fit a small antenna to the roof of my house as shown below. An added advantage is that I get excellent Sky TV reception.
I see you keep bees as well :D
The Sevenson Screens you spotted house a covert colony of highly trained Ninja bees. In the event of a nuclear attack, EMP will take out the national grid, rendering my rooftop dish seemingly immobile. However, on sensing the overblast, my bees will don tiny NBC suits before swarming to align my dish with the satellite transmitting the adult channel.

Thereafter, I'll be able to watch porn 24/7 on my 65 inch plasma screen, which will be powered by a tiny but highly efficient generator attached to my right arm. Given enough Red Bull and Viagra, I should be able to manage until the fallout subsides and I emerge into a brave, new world - albeit with a suspiciously over developed right bicep.
 

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