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Guildford Transmitter Without Mains Power

Published on: 24 Dec, 2013
Updated on: 25 Dec, 2013
The transmission station on the Hog's Back (photo taken in the summer)

The transmission station on the Hog’s Back (photo taken in the summer).

Engineers at the Guildford transmission mast on the Hog’s Back have said that the station has been without mains power since 11pm yesterday (December 23).

Emergency generators which arrived at 6am this morning are being used to enable the resumption part of the normal service. The priority is to maintain the transmission of the digital TV signal and police radio signals. This generator arrived at 6am and is powering cable and wireless which provide for the police radios.

One of the power generators deployed to give some temporary cover.

One of the power generator vans deployed to give some temporary cover.

Analogue transmissions, including those of some popular FM radio stations, will take second place. Digital radio signals should remain unaffected as the system automatically switches if a transmission station becomes unavailable.

Vodaphone, the mobile telephone provider, who also transmit from the station, have deployed a portable generator to cover until mains power is restored. Staff are unable to say when that is likely to be.

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test 2 Responses to Guildford Transmitter Without Mains Power

  1. Patrick Bray Reply

    December 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Does anyone know the extent of the flooding around the Tillingbourne in Shalford?

    • Martin Giles Reply

      December 25, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Hopefully you have seen the ‘Shalford set’ photos. We did not observe any flood damage to homes but only travelled the main roads. Ed

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