Community wave is the name for some frequencies in the medium wave range on which low-power radio transmitters (for example, as filling transmitters or for local supply) can be operated with sufficient mutual distance . To avoid transmitter overlap (see simulcast operation), the transmission power is severely limited on these frequencies. In Europe these are the frequencies 1485, 1584 and 1602 kHz .
In Germany, these MW frequencies have not been used by the ARD stations since 2010, only AFN broadcasts at four locations in southern Germany on 1485 kHz.
According to the propagation conditions of short-wave medium waves (> 1200 kHz) there is no or only very weak reception during the day. In the night hours, a tangle of distant stations can often be received on these community waves.
- Radio and television broadcasters in Germany ( Wittsmoor list) from 1982, page 188
- AM transmitter 2012 in Germany
- American Forces Network