Woofferton Teleport is a secure, 350-acre broadcast facility owned and operated by Encompass. It is located in rural Shropshire, close to the English border with Wales, near the town of Ludlow. Woofferton has been operating for the past 60 years and currently provides TV and radio teleport services for the broadcast industry. It is one of the few remaining HF transmitting stations in the UK, delivering shortwave radio to millions of BBC World Service listeners.
Woofferton Teleport offers a full range of ground segment services. The facility has 10 HF transmitters and 35 shortwave curtain arrays (aerials) supported by 25 masts in the antenna field. The station boasts one of the most modern and capable automation systems at any shortwave station in the world – with the ability for the entire site to be remotely monitored. The flexibility of the onsite systems allows operational staff in our London Media Centre in Chiswick to remotely switch, tune and steer the transmitters and antennas to deliver a seamless broadcast.
The rural location affords a 60E to 60W look and a clear 360-degree arc from 10 degrees above the horizon, offering a full range of teleport services supported by over 25 fixed and agile antennas. Woofferton is connected via non-London centric, dual and diverse fibre optic connectivity as part of the Encompass Global Interconnect network. Woofferton has been granted C-band protection by Ofcom, meaning that the 3.6 – 4.2 GHz range is not at risk from interference by 5G signals.
Woofferton Teleport boasts dual HV connectivity into the UK power grid with onsite generator and UPS support to ensure critical infrastructure remains powered in the unlikely event of mains power failure.
Woofferton Transmitting Station
+44 (0)15 8471 2100