Friedrich Clemens Gerke Tower
Friedrich Clemens Gerke Tower
|Accessibility:||Transmission tower not open to the public|
|Owner :||German radio tower|
|Construction time :||1990-1991|
|Operating time:||since April 9, 1992|
|Total height :||230 m|
|Operation room:||100 m|
|Data on the transmission system|
|Waveband :||FM transmitter|
|Radio :||VHF broadcasting|
|Send types:||DVB-T , DAB , directional radio|
Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke-Turm is the name of the telecommunications tower in Cuxhaven , which was completed in 1991 .
The 230 meter high Friedrich-Clemens-Gerke-Turm is a reinforced concrete tower of the Deutsche Telekom AG for directional radio and VHF radio inaccessible to the public. Like the Bremen television tower and the Münster telecommunications tower, it is a replica of the Kiel television tower .
- The foundation consists of 157 in-situ concrete driven piles, they are 19.20 meters long and have a diameter of 61 centimeters.
- The foundation has a diameter of 27.80 m, is 3.50 meters thick and requires 5,000 m³ of concrete and 200 tons of steel.
- The shaft of the tower has a diameter of 13.10 meters in the lower area and 3.10 meters in the upper area and consists of 5,000 m³ of concrete and 800 tons of steel.
- The operating floor is 100 meters high and has a base plate weight of 1700 tons and a diameter of 40 meters.
- The platform has a diameter of approx. 25 meters.
- The fluctuation can be up to 0.50 meters.
- The foundation stone was laid on April 26, 1990 in the presence of Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker , Federal Chancellor Helmut Kohl , Federal Minister for Post and Telecommunications Christian Schwarz-Schilling, and Helmut Ricke , Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Bundespost Telekom .
The tower was put into operation on April 9, 1992.
- Directional radio link for approx. 10,000 telephone channels and a range of 60 km (i.e. to Heligoland ). The antennas have a diameter of up to 4 meters.
Digital television ( DVB-T / DVB-T2 )
Since October 28, 2009, the telecommunications tower has been used instead of the Cuxhaven-Altenwalde transmitter to broadcast television programs in the DVB-T standard. On November 8, 2017, the conversion to DVB-T2 with HEVC image coding took place.
The following DVB-T2 bouquets are transmitted:
|Multiplex||Programs in multiplex||
round (ND) /
horizontal (H) /
|29||538||ARD Digital (NDR)||8th||ND||H||Aurich-Popens , Bremen (Walle) , Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf , Cuxhaven-Stadt , Steinkimmen|
|35||586||Mixed multiplex from ZDF and freenet TV||5||ND||H||Aurich-Popens , Bremen (Walle) , Bremerhaven-Schiffdorf , Cuxhaven-Stadt , Steinkimmen|
|36||594||ARD regional (NDR) Lower Saxony||8th||ND||H||Cuxhaven city|
|Used by (HD Programs per Mux)||Modulation
|Code rate||FFT mode||Guard
|Pilot tones||Data rate
[Mbit / s]
|ZDF (5)||64-QAM||3/5||16k extended||19/128||Pilot Pattern 2||22.0|
|ARD Digital (NDR) (5)
NDR regional (5)
|64-QAM||1/2||16k extended||19/128||Pilot Pattern 2||18.2|
Digital radio ( DAB )
DAB is broadcast in vertical polarization and in single-frequency mode with other programs. The DAB block 5C has been in operation since December 15, 2015.
- Channel change in digital aerial television: Improved reception of television programs. NDR.de, October 9, 2009 .
- Data sheet DVB-T2 HD Lower Saxony. (PDF) NDR.de, accessed on November 7, 2017 .
- current DAB frequency list Lower Saxony