Nador transmitter

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Coordinates: 35°2′29″N 2°55′7″W / 35.04139°N 2.91861°W / 35.04139; -2.91861

Shortwave antennas of the Nador transmitter
Nador transmitter, Mast 1
General information
Status Complete
Type Mast radiator
Location Nador, Morocco
Coordinates 35°2′50″N 2°55′22″W / 35.04722°N 2.92278°W / 35.04722; -2.92278 (Mast 1)
Height 380 m (1,246.72 ft)
Design and construction
Main contractor Medi 1[1]
Nador transmitter, Mast 2
General information
Status Complete
Type Mast radiator
Location Nador, Morocco
Coordinates 35°2′30″N 2°55′16″W / 35.04167°N 2.92111°W / 35.04167; -2.92111 (Mast 2)
Height 380 m (1,246.72 ft)
Design and construction
Main contractor Medi 1[2]
Nador transmitter, Mast 3
General information
Status Complete
Type Mast radiator
Location Nador, Morocco
Coordinates 35°2′9″N 2°55′9″W / 35.03583°N 2.91917°W / 35.03583; -2.91917 (Mast 3)
Height 380 m (1,246.72 ft)
Design and construction
Main contractor Medi 1[3]

Nador transmitter is the main transmission facility for longwave and shortwave of Medi 1 Radio, a privately owned broadcasting company of Morocco. It is situated approximately 18 kilometres south of the city of Nador and a few kilometres south of Selouane at 35°2'29"N and 2°55'7"W.

The longwave transmitter of the Nador facility, which works on 171 kHz, had originally a transmission power of 2000 kilowatts. After 2009 the original equipment had been replaced by a new set of Thomson Broadcast S7HP solid-state transmitters with an output of 1600 kW. This modernization project[4] incorporated a refurbishment of the three guyed masts, each 380 metres tall, thus the tallest structures in Africa after the demolition of the OMEGA Navigation System in Paynesville, Liberia in 2011[5].

In addition the Nador facility is also equipped with two Thomson 250 kW shortwave transmitters.[6] One of these transmitters carried the main program of Morocco's state broadcaster SNRT on varying frequencies around 15345 kHz until it was switched off in September 2012[7]. The other transmitter was used for Medi 1 on 9575 kHz, unheard since May 2017 as well.[8]


Sources and references[edit]

  1. ^ Skyscraper page Diagram: 45644 - Mast 1
  2. ^ Skyscraper page Diagram:45645: Mast 2
  3. ^ Skyscraper page Diagram:59354 Mast 3
  4. ^ Thomson Broadcast, Radio News 2009, as quoted in: Glenn Hauser (2009-07-13). "DX Listening Digest 9-052". Retrieved 2015-05-26. 
  5. ^ Tallest Structure in Africa Demolished.., 10 May 2011, visited: 5 August 2011
  6. ^ Ludo Maes. "Shortwave radio broadcast countries: Morocco". Retrieved 2017-05-26. 
  7. ^ Glenn Hauser (2012-10-03). "DX Listening Digest 12-40". Retrieved 2017-05-26. 15349.1, Sept 28 at 2045, IMM is still missing. What`s wrong at Nador? 
  8. ^ Ivo Ivanov (2017-05-10). "From May 1 again no signal of Radio Medi 1 on 9575 kHz". Retrieved 2017-05-26. 

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