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29/09-2016

NORWAY

This old 250 watts friend, formerly as LLU on 1466 kHz through a 48 metres quarter-wave in Eitrheim, Odda for the NRK until 1978 is now broadcasting for us since 2012 with a proper license as LLE2 relaying bergenkringkaster.nu on 1314 kHz through a Comrod antenna.


Svenn Martinsen, wrth fb group (29/9-2016)

 

14/09-2016

EDXC Conference 2016 Manchester


Media City UK, Salford.


Yours truly in front of the 200 kW BBC Radio 5 Live Marconi transmitter - 909 kHz.


The Moorside Edge transmitter site is housing BBC Radio 5 Live 909 kHz, Talksport 1089 kHz and Absolute Radio 1215 kHz.


Holme Moss transmitter site (for FM and DAB), mast height is 228 meters.

 

09/04-2015

U S A
KOMA: Here are a couple of photos from the station after our old friend consulting engineer Jack Sellmeyer got it going again into the remains of the center antenna mast.


Copyright Jack Sellmeyer / Ben Dawson

Copyright Jack Sellmeyer / Ben Dawson
 
NETHERLANDS

Photos from the pulling down the AM broadcast tower at Heinenoord - supplied by Willem Prins HOL

 
GIBRALTAR

Some photos from the Radio Gibraltar-site, made by Simon-Peter Liehr:

Radio Gibraltar antenna

GBC

GBC

 

ROUMANIA

xmitbuilding
Transmitter building of 630 kHz Timisoara, Roumania. (Foto: Ben Dawson)

coaxT
Timisoara 630 kHz: The power dividing coaxial T where the main 50 ohm line couples to the two 100 ohm lines to the towers. (Foto: Ben Dawson)

DENMARK

antenna klb
Description: DR has had a complety new transmitter installed at Kalundborg.
Photograph © 2011 by Niels Dreijer
DR Copyright Type 2 (external with credit)

technicians
Description: The new long wave transmitter is fully automatic, and the three Næstved-technicians Jesper Byrnild, Peter Rothmann og Roald Jensen are trained in the advanced technology by engineer Aaron Debaie from the supplier Nautel.
Photograph © 2011 by Niels Dreijer
DR Copyright Type 2 (external with credit)
EQUADOR

homebrew xmitter Quito
Homebrew transmitter Quito (kindly supplied by Ben Dawson 10/6-2009)

 
DENMARK

Kalundborg 243 kHz: After renewal only two top wires as compared to previously eight
(see photos below).
Kalundborg antenna renewal

Kalundborg longwave antenna work
Kalundborg 243 kHz: A face lift will remove the top structures that in 1954 were added to the towers, which are 118 meters high freestanding, grounded, steel framework pylon towers.

Kalundborg LW
The long- and mediumwave transmitter towers in Kalundborg (from Danmarks Radio's web site).
The 2 towers in front carry longwave
243 kHz (but only until Feb 14, 2007 2330 UTC), and the tower in the back-ground carries mediumwave 1062 kHz.
 
NETHERLANDS / LITHUANIA
The Mighty Kbc QSLcard
A QSL card for the absolute last mediumwave transmission from The Mighty KBC,
on December 29th, 2007.
 
CHINA 2007

CRI building Beijing
The 17-storey CRI building in Beijing, which I visited.


Huiying Gao and yours truly
Souvenirs to CRI
Souvenirs sent to CRI from listeners

Inside CRI building
Yours truly inside CRI .

CRI mailbox as a Globe
Letters from CRI-listeners in the globe.

Ydun on the Great Wall
Yours truly on The Great Wall at Mutianyu.

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BRAZIL

Radio Itatiaia
Here is a photo of the new antenna at the new site of R. Itatiaia, 610 kHz, Belo
Horizonte, MG, Brasil.  (It's on a fairly steep sidehill, which explains the interesting perspective!)
This is now in operation 24/7 except for short periods of return to the old site to allow additional construction.  The associated HF, on 5970 or so, will be moved over to this new site within the next couple of months as well.
It might be possible for DX'ers in W. Europe to hear this one, as 610 is 2 kHz off the Region I & III frequency spacing, and it is 100 kW with a cardioid pattern whose maximum lobe is true north from S 19 59 W 43 53, and the radiated field over the arc from north east to NE (45 deg. T.) is over 4400 mV/m @ 1 km.
Ben Dawson (2/3-2007)