In December 2009 the United Kingdom became the first nation in the world to use the new DVB-T2 standard to
broadcast a free-to-air, high-definition (HD) terrestrial digital television service. The terrestrial transmitter network
used to broadcast the new service, Freeview HD, is owned and operated by Arqiva, the communications
infrastructure and media services company. Rohde & Schwarz and NEC were commissioned to provide DVB-T2
technology for part of the new network. Utilizing world-class technological expertise and resources in the field of
broadcasting, a standby transmission network was developed enabling a DVB-T2 solution to be provided during
the switchover period.
• The digital switch over brought digital terrestrial TV to homes across the length and breadth of the UK.
• Five new masts were built.
• 80 low-power digital TV sites and 1,154 analogue systems were decommissioned.
• 90% of the waste incurred as a result of the decommissioning process was recycled.
• At 1,150ft (351m), the newly installed Belmont mast is 100ft taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Now, the Digital Television Transmitters, designed to a high specification and maintained in excellent condition, are both available to view and are for sale by private treaty through Ramco!
The transmitters are rammed with high-spec equipment which could be utilised in many different ways!
The equipment is ideally suited for a number of uses, either as a complete transmitter set or individually, including:
A low cost stand-alone quickly installed TX solution as part of a migration from analogue to digital
Standby TX capability, easily transported to deal with TX outages
Temporary TX facilities during a re-engineering project
Individual stand-alone transmitters (would require removal from containers)
High quality spares
To find out more, get in touch via email or telephone!
Ramco has been handling the disposal and resale of surplus equipment since 1992; growing to become one of the UK's largest independent asset management and online auction companies. We specialise in managed asset disposal services for both miscellaneous and government originating equipment; meaning we have unrivaled experience when it comes to the removal, decommissioning, storage, marketing and resale of surplus goods.
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