MNB Khonkhor Transmission Site [164 kHz] in Ulaanbaatar.
Khonkhor(Хонхор) is a small town in Nalaikh District of Ulaanbaatar, about 15km east from the center of Ulaanbaatar. There is a railway station for passengers and cargo of Trans Mongolian Railway to Russia. Many railway workers are living there.
Khonkhor transmitter site is near one station before Khonkhor, a small railway station Bumbat(Бумбат). The site is located at the foot of hill, the altitude is about 1470m above sea level. Trans Mongolian railway is going through the eastern side of the site, Bumbat railway station is located at the south eastern corner of the site. Also Nalaikh Road is going through the western side, there are some stores and supermarket along the road. We can see this site from both trains (with many curves, train moves very slowly) and cars.2 tall towers are seen at the southern end of the site, the tallest one seems to be for LW 164kHz(250kW), the second tallest one seems to be for ex MW, 990kHz(500kW). Transmitter buildings are between the 2 towers. At the northern part of the site there are 8 short masts – probably for directional SW transmission on 12015/12085kHz. What tower is the domestic shortwave transmission on 7260kHz(50kW) using? Ex MW tower?
Locals call this site as “ex radio station of the communist era”.
Location: 47.80N 107.18EGoogle Map: https://t.co/mxsDnXiSJW
Takahito Akabayashi, Tokyo Japan to WOR iog (2023-07-31)