Hello all, my first posting.
Greetings from the UK. I don't know if there are any other UK users on here especially in my area.
I live in Portsmouth, south coast of the UK - right at the bottom. Portsmouth is basically a natural harbour and home for the Royal Navy. Several miles north of the harbour, there is an 400 ft high hill called Portsdown Hill - well know for lots of clandestine activity during WW2 and the cold war era like hollowing out sections of this chalk hill for an oil reservoir/ air raid shelters, having a D-Day command post hollowed out in the hill etc.
On top and along its length there are various defense establishments with a vast array of weird and wonderful antenna - one section is a training school apparently and several other plots are restricted to public access.
My point is, i used to follow the number stations as a hobby. During this time, there was a massive centre fed wire dipole in one of these areas on top of the hill. The wire was strung between 2 lattice girder towers approx. 90 ft high at a guess-probably more. The centre fed wire must have been over 100 ft long and the central feed went down into a small building in a field. It was there way before i started monitoring, during my time, but strangely, was taken down around the same time the Lincolnshire Poacher went off air ( was that about 2008
Probably total coincidence but, was this dipole used to receive the Poacher ? Was it a relay station seeing the signal broadcast from Cyprus allegedly ? I was wondering if ,by any chance, any local listeners used this forum would know or at least have an educated guess.
ok, thanks alot