Transmitter Trier

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The Transmitter Trier went in service in 1932. It was situated at the Ruwerer Street 16, Trier, Germany and used from its inauguration on February 19, 1933 until 1935 as transmitting antenna a vertical cage aerial, which was fixed at a hemp rope, that was spun between two 63 metres high wooden towers, 120 metres apart. In 1935 this antenna was replaced by a wire antenna, installed in a newly built 107 metres high wooden lattice tower. After its inauguration, the towers, which carried the hemp rope with the cage antenna were dismantled. Between 1932 and September 30, 1936, there was also a studio in Trier, which was then moved to Koblenz. At the end of the war the technical installations of the transmitter, which stopped broadcasting on February 28, 1945, were dismantled by the armed forces. In 1948 the wooden tower was dismantled.

In 1950 a new medium-wave transmitter was built on the Petrisberg at 49°45′56″N 6°39′33″E / 49.76556°N 6.65917°E / 49.76556; 6.65917, which used as transmitting antenna a guyed mast built of lattice steel, which was insulated from ground. This plant was moved in 1958 toward Markusberg, where it was until 1974 in service.

Literature[edit]

Die Geschichte der deutschen Mittelwellen-Sendeanlagen von 1923 bis 1945, ISBN 978-3-939197-51-5, Page 51, 119