His image is then transmitted via the Television camera, an amplifier, a transmitter and transmitting aerial before being received over 160 miles away by the Arfon transmitting station in Nebo in Gwynedd, North Wales. The Arfon transmitting station has long provided most of Gwynedd, Anglesey and central parts of the Llŷn Peninsula with television coverage. Built by the ITA in the 1960’s the mast is 317.4 metres (1041-ft) making it one of the tallest structures in Wales. And at the end of the line 18 miles away in the village of Nefyn, North Wales we find yours truly aged 7, exactly where you would have expected to find me back then, in front of the telly. Although the Arfon transmitting station still stands analogue terrestrial television is a thing of the past, phased out and replaced by digital terrestrial television in fact in 2010 Wales was the first to switch fully to digital TV. A little extra bit, the painting actually features 4 Arfons... Located behind Mr. Haines Davies you will see a backdrop (that used to feature various scenes from around Wales) this one features Caernarfon castle.
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