Helgoland radio tower

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Helgoland radio tower

Helgoland radio tower is a 113 m (370 ft) high transmission tower on the island of Helgoland in Germany. It is owned by the Deutsche Telekom.[1] It was constructed in 2000, replacing an older, lower mast that was subsequently demolished, and has some unusual characteristics. It uses a triangular base and, despite being a free-standing tower, is supported by guy wires as well. A few months after its 2000 installation, Gemeinde Helgoland, Der Buergermeister, sought the sale of municipal land on the Düne area of Helgoland island for private building and operational purposes.[2]

Besides its use as a microwave radio relay station, it is used for transmitting radio and TV stations as well. It serves the entire island of Helgoland and is a major landmark on the island, and plays a major role in maintaining connections to the mainland.[3] In addition, the collective of Helgoland radio tower and two other towers on the island retain a military air that seems to discourage future attacks like the those by the Royal Air Force in 1952 that used the island as target practice.[4]



  1. ^ A short trip of D-KFDI and D-KKGG to Helgoland, May 2009
  2. ^ "D-Helgoland: sale of municipal land for specific purposes". Tenders Electronic Daily. December 5, 2000. Document number 000000150618-2000. 
  3. ^ Der Spiegel, Volume 19, Part 3 at Google Books
  4. ^ Andrew Billen (September 18, 2000). "Atoll be the day". Evening Standard. "A military air is retained by its three radar towers, which seem to say: "Never Again."" 
  5. ^ http://www.ukwtv.de/sender-tabelle/UKW/Deutschland/Schleswig-Holstein.htm
  6. ^ Wittsmoorliste
  7. ^ http://www.ukwtv.de/sender-tabelle/TV/Deutschland/Schleswig-Holstein.html

Coordinates: 54°10′49″N 7°53′00″E / 54.180397°N 7.883282°E / 54.180397; 7.883282