Medium wave transmitter Plauen

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Medium wave transmitter Plauen
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Basic data
Place: City of Plauen
Country: Saxony
Country: Germany
Coordinates: 50 ° 29 ′ 41.3 "  N , 12 ° 9 ′ 15.3"  E
Use: Broadcasting station
Demolition : 1991
Data on the transmission system
Waveband : Medium wave
Radio : MW broadcasting
Position map
Medium wave transmitter Plauen (Saxony)
Medium wave transmitter Plauen
Medium wave transmitter Plauen
Localization of Saxony in Germany

The medium wave transmitter Plauen was a facility for the distribution of a radio program in the medium wave range in the area of ​​the city of Plauen .


The transmitter went into operation in August 1950. In the early days, the transmitters were located in the amplifier office of Deutsche Post at Reichenbacher Straße 1, while the transmitter antenna, designed as a triple T antenna , was located next to the festival hall in the Reusa district , approx. 300 meters away from the amplifier office, and with it above one RF power cable was connected. The transmission power was initially 2 kW, it was increased to 5 kW in 1953 by installing a mobile medium-wave transmitter from Lorenz with the appropriate power. On November 23, 1978, the transmission frequency was changed to 1170 kHz, in accordance with the specifications of the Geneva Wave Plan . The transmitter was shut down on December 31, 1991 and demolished a little later. Today there are parking spaces for visitors to the Festhalle Plauen on the former area of ​​the transmitter .


  • Chronicle of the development of radio and television in Vogtland 1950–1990, author: Adelheid Leistner, brought by the Plauen City Archives