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Station, Wenvoe

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 9 April 1952

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asked the Assistant Postmaster-General how much of the county of Dorset will be covered by the new television station at Wenvoe.

The B.B.C. expects that the whole of Dorset will be covered by the high-power television transmitter at Wenvoe. Reception should be satisfactory throughout the county, but in those parts more remote from the transmitter it will depend to a greater extent on the use of a suitably placed directional receiving aerial and freedom from interference. At first, transmissions will be started on lower power, and this will mean that reception will be more subject to interference particularly in the southern half of the county.

Is my hon. Friend aware that that reply will be appreciated very much in the county, and is he further aware that we hope he will soon be able to put the transmission on high power, because the people of Dorset have made a great contribution towards the life of this country?