Raichberg Transmitter

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The mast of Raichberg Transmitter until 2007

Raichberg transmitter is a broadcast facility for various FM radio and television programs operated by the Südwestrundfunk (SWR, "Southwest Broadcasting") on the Raichberg mountain (elevation 956 meters (3,136 ft)) at Albstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Today it uses as antenna tower a 137 meters (449 ft) high guyed steel tube mast. Furthermore there is a free standing lattice tower for microwave radio link.

Raichberg mountain with broadcast transmitter


The station Raichberg started broadcast service on 23 December 1950 as FM radio transmitter operating the program SWF 1 of Südwestfunks. The first transmitting antenna was installed at this time on the observation tower “Raichbergturm”, which is close to the current station until today. Since December 1954 a 57 meter high steel tube mast was used as an antenna support. As this tower could not carry TV broadcasting antennas, in 1971 a new steel tube mast went into operation until today. Between September and November 2007 the originally 147 meter high mast was converted to the upcoming digital DVB-T. The old analog VHF antenna was dismantled and a new 62 meter high UHF antenna segment for DVB-T was mounted on the top, thereby the transmission tower shrank from 147 to 137 meters.

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List of masts

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Coordinates: 48°18′21.15″N 8°59′31.96″E / 48.3058750°N 8.9922111°E / 48.3058750; 8.9922111