Visit to Rampisham - 9th October 2008 

Photos from my trip to Rampisham Transmitter Site

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The Dorset countryside (from the train)
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The Dorset countryside (from the train)
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An aerial array
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An aerial array
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The satellite downlinks and transmission 'pipes'
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The satellite downlinks and transmission 'pipes'
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A (former) satellite downlink over the old cooling tank
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A (former) satellite downlink over the old cooling tank
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The main transmission matrix display
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The main transmission matrix display
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33kV in.. lots of power out
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33kV in.. lots of power out
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A valve amplifier - water cooled!
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A valve amplifier - water cooled!
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30,000 pounds worth of thermionic valve, safely under a water-cooled jacket!
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30,000 pounds worth of thermionic valve, safely under a water-cooled jacket!
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A close-up of the diodes
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A close-up of the diodes
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Capacitors and a carefully calibrated 'spark gap'
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Capacitors and a carefully calibrated 'spark gap'
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A conventional communications mast
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A conventional communications mast
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A sheep grazing, while several megawatts of radio passes over its head, through the transmission pipes
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A sheep grazing, while several megawatts of radio passes over its head, through the transmission pipes
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A magnificent collection of masts and aerial arrays
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A magnificent collection of masts and aerial arrays
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Crewkern station - halfway to Exeter!
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Crewkern station - halfway to Exeter!
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Rampisham from above (Google Maps image)
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Rampisham from above (Google Maps image)
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