Königs Wusterhausen radio transmitter

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The central mast of the transmitter

The transmitter Königs Wusterhausen was a large transmission facility for longwave, mediumwave and shortwave near Königs Wusterhausen, southeast of Berlin, Germany, which was established in 1915. On December 22, 1920, the first transmission of music and speech was made there in the longwave range.

The transmitter consisted of many masts with heights of 210 metres and the 243-metre-high central tower, which collapsed on November 15, 1972. After the collapse of the central tower most masts were taken down At the date of reunification there was only one 210-metre-high mast with a longwave aerial, two masts for a T-aerial for medium wave and some small towers. The transmitters for mediumwave, shortwave and longwave were shut down between 1992 and 1999 and the whole area was transformed into a museum, which is marked by the 210-metre-high mast.

For mobile phone services and low power FM broadcasting, a 67-metre-high free-standing tower of concrete was built in 1994.

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Coordinates: 52°17′30″N 13°37′30″E / 52.29167°N 13.62500°E / 52.29167; 13.62500