- Longwave transmitter Europe 1
The Longwave transmitter Europe 1 is the oldest privately owned
radio stationin Germany, situated at Felsberg-Berus, Germany. It transmits with a power of 2000 kilowatts a French speaking programme, Europe 1toward France. It is the largest radio broadcasting transmitter in Germany.
The transmitter uses directional
aerials of four guyed, insulated radio masts which are 270, 276, 280, and 282 metres high.Furthermore there is a backup aerial, which consists of two guyed insulated radio masts with a height of 234 metres.
The building, in which the transmission devices are stored, has a length of 82 metres, a width of 43 metres, and a height of 16 metres.Its
surface areais 2700 square metres and its volume31000 cubic metres.In front of this building, there is a telecommunication tower, which was used for broadcasting the programme of Telesaar.
The longwave transmitter graces its existence to the special state of the Saar territory in the fifties: self-governed, but economically linked to
France. It was reintegrated to the Federal Republic of Germany in 1957after a referendum of the Saar people. The transmitterwas built in 1954, broadcasting since January 1, 1955. That's why it is nowadays located inside German borders.In 1959, one of its main masts has been relocated in vertical state [http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/web//TafelEuropa1.jpg] . This may be the tallest structure ever relocated without dismantling.
List of masts
Transmitter Building Europe 1
List of famous transmission sites
* http://perso.orange.fr/tvignaud/am/e1/fr-e1.htm (French)
* [http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&ll=49.280187,6.678078&spn=0.003171,0.007317&om=0 Google maps: transmitter building]
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