Television and Radio Transmission Towers of Mount Coot-tha

Mount Coot-tha forest park is located near the centre of Brisbane, Queensland, and containing more than 1,500 hectares of natural bushland is very popular with cyclists, runners and bush walkers.

Many people visit the lookout for a view of the nearby city, but it’s also the location of the television and radio transmitter towers for free-to-air tv stations due to its elevation above the city.

I had been watching these tv transmission towers for a number of weeks, waiting for a clear sky to take some pictures for my technology photography collection.

After 5 weeks of waiting (an unusually long period of time for cloudy skies in Brisbane), I finely got a relatively clear morning, and set off at 4:30 am to catch the towers at sunrise. Heading up the mountain on a Saturday morning, I was surprised by the number of people around enjoying different forms of recreation at the early hour. Cyclists and walkers were everywhere.

My interest however was the television and radio towers on the ridge near the summit.

Channel 2 (ABC) tower

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