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Site Name: Portsmouth - GPO(BT) Protected PR1 repeater

SU664069
New Down Lane
Portsdown Hill
[Source: Nick Catford]

This is one of 8 PR1 & PR2, protected repeater stations built between 1951 and 1956. Each consists of a two level bunker with heavy blast doors. The bunkers are semi-sunken with the main distribution frames and repeater equipment and ventilation plant on the upper level above ground and more plant including standby generators and a high voltage sub station located in the lower floor below ground.

Photo: Portsmouth BT repeater
Photo: Portsmouth BT repeater
Photo by Nick Catford

The eight repeater stations are:

[Source: Nick Catford]

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