View from UMIST main building roof
Admiring the antenna for 103 Mhz stereo FM
Equipment hut and communications
Suspicious looking transmitter
The UMIST university campus is
located in Manchester city centre.
The main building is one of the tallest in Manchester. There are superb
views from the roof all over city, especially towards the south
Radio Rag acquired keys to the roof, two rooms for transmitter equipment
and a 24 hour access permit!
The Radio Rag studio was never located at UMIST main building. Programmes were
always received by microwave radio link or VHF rebroadcast from other locations.
Transmitters installed were:
- 88.6 Mhz VHF
103.0 Mhz VHF
1332 Khz medium wave
6225 Khz short wave