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It was (as you said) a manned station originally. There was a test card, "D" with "ITA Belmont Ch 7" on B7. When E25 opened, it was "IBA Anglia Television", presumably this came from the colour control room at Mendlesham, microwave (BT or IBA?) to Tacolneston (**), then off-air and RBL to Belmont. There was an announcement (or a slide, I can't remember) that said something to the effect that all the frequency gratings on B7 were nonsense because they were broadcasting a converted TCF.


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JAS84 posted:
So why are Leeds TV even covering Scarborough?


The old fashioned commercial radio trick of covering an area larger than they actually cover to make it more attractive to advertisers.


That often happens, but ironically Leeds-based Radio Aire slimmed down their claimed TSA from roughly 950k to 650k over the years. Have to say, it hasn't helped their market share look any healthier.

BTW, Leeds TV uses the name Yorkshire Live for its local effort. Which reaches a small part of Yorkshire and is never Live.

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It was (as you said) a manned station originally. There was a test card, "D" with "ITA Belmont Ch 7" on B7. When E25 opened, it was "IBA Anglia Television", presumably this came from the colour control room at Mendlesham, microwave (BT or IBA?) to Tacolneston (**), then off-air and RBL to Belmont. There was an announcement (or a slide, I can't remember) that said something to the effect that all the frequency gratings on B7 were nonsense because they were broadcasting a converted TCF.


Wonderful stuff - it's this sort of recollection that's the highlight of the forum for me.