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Dorset is a rural county in the south of England. The major settlements are Poole/Bournemouth, Weymouth and Dorchester, plus several small market towns. The landscape of the county is mixed, with chalk downs, wide vales, and the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on the English Channel coast. Read more at Wikipedia.

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Blackmore vale

The Blackmore Vale is a wide valley in North Dorset, dotted with small villages and dairy farms - Thomas Hardy's vale of the little dairies (981 photos).

Jurassic Coast

The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site that stretches from Ballard Down, Dorset, to Exmouth, Devon. (289 photos).

Purbeck

The Isle of Purbeck is a coastal district in the south-east of the county (272 photos).

Portland

Portland is a small island lying just off the coast at Weymouth, full of quarries and exposed to the stormy seas (270 photos).

Weymouth

Weymouth is a georgian coastal town, with historic harbour and popular tourist beach (138 photos).

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Martin

Hi

Came across this excellent collection of Dorset photos by accident.

Just need to add a correction to the text relating to the radio station on Rampisham Down.

The site now belongs to VT Communications and does indeed relay BBC World Service broadcasts not only to Europe but worldwide on the high frequency (HF) or shortwave bands.

In the current commercial climate where maximising revenue from such facilities is essential, the company also leases airtime at the site to other international broadcasters, such as Algeria's Holy Qu'ran Network and NHK's Radio Japan, who wish to provide better signals into western Europe than would be possible with transmitters located on their own territory.

There are no domestic radio transmitters at Rampisham on either long wave, medium wave or VHF/FM, however there is a small UHF television transmitter which acts as a local relay for the main regional station at Stockland Hill.

The Rampisham site has also participated in experimental transmissions using the new digital modulation system known as Digital Radio Modiale (DRM) which may eventually replace the Amplitude Modulation (AM) used on long, medium and shortwaves. DRM provides almost FM-like quality and also stereo while taking up much less space on the crowded radio dial.

Posted at 2006-07-28 21:40:47 - [Ban] - [Del]

talitha

Lovely pictures and I have used this site lots of times now

once again the pictures are butiful

best regards

talitha

Posted at 2007-02-05 19:06:38 - [Ban] - [Del]

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