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

History[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

List of masts

External links[edit]

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