Vakarel radio transmitter

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The Vakarel Blaw-Knox tower and two of the other masts

The Vakarel Transmitter is a large broadcasting facility for long- and medium wave near Vakarel, Bulgaria. The Vakarel Transmitter was inaugurated in 1937. It has one directional antenna consisting of three guyed masts and another consisting of two masts.

The most remarkable mast of the Vakarel Transmitter is the 215 metre tall [1][2] Blaw-Knox Tower, built in 1937 by the company Telefunken. Nowadays, along with Lakihegy Tower, Hungary, Riga LVRTC Transmitter, Latvia and Lisnagarvey Radio Mast, Northern Ireland is one of the few Blaw-Knox Towers in Europe.

The transmitter was shut down at 22:00 UTC on December 31, 2014.

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Coordinates: 42°33′N 23°43′E / 42.550°N 23.717°E / 42.550; 23.717