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Uisaed, Machrihanish Radio Station

Radio Station (20th Century)

Site Name Uisaed, Machrihanish Radio Station

Classification Radio Station (20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Wireless Telegraph Station

Canmore ID 348773

Site Number NR62SW 24

NGR NR 62836 20692

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Campbeltown
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

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Note (30 September 2015)

A radio station was constructed in late 1905 as part of an experimental transatlantic radio system. It operated until December 1906 when the mast fell over during a storm.

The Wireless Station was never used again, but it was depicted on the OS 25-inch map (Argyllshire 1921, sheet cclvi 12 & 8) revised in 1915, and annotated as 'Wireless Telegraph Station (disused)'. As mapped it comprised a large building and three smaller buildings, the mast base and the anchor points for the guy lines.

Modern aerial photography shows many the concrete base of the main building, the mast base and anchor points.

Information from RCAHMS (AKK) 30 September 2015

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