Kronstorf transmitter

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Kronstorf transmitter
Image of the object
Kronstorf transmitter in the 1990s, the last existing 137-meter mast
Basic data
Place: Kronstorf
State: Upper Austria
Country: Austria
Altitude : 287  m above sea level A.
Coordinates: 48 ° 9 ′ 37 "  N , 14 ° 26 ′ 53"  E
Use: Broadcasting station
Owner : Austrian radio
Demolition : January 26, 1995
Mast data
Construction time : 1950-1952
Building material : steel
Operating time: 1952-1994
Total height : 137  m
Data on the transmission system
Wavebands : MW transmitter , SW transmitter
Radio : MW broadcasting , KW broadcasting
Position map
Transmitter Kronstorf (Upper Austria)
Kronstorf transmitter
Kronstorf transmitter
Localization of Upper Austria in Austria

The Kronstorf transmitter was a medium wave transmitter near Kronstorf in Upper Austria . In its time it was the tallest transmission tower in Europe .

History and function

The Kronstorf transmitter was set up by the American occupation forces from 1950 to 1952 and was mainly used to supply the part of Austria occupied by the Soviet Union with radio programs.

It went into operation on March 1, 1952 and used a 274-meter-high and two 137-meter-high guyed steel truss masts insulated from the ground as a transmitting antenna. On March 15, 1954, the broadcasting facility was handed over to the ORF . In 1956 the 274 meter high transmission mast and one of the two 137 meter high transmission masts were dismantled and rebuilt - slightly shortened - at the Bisamberg transmitter . From 1967 on, shortwave broadcasts were also made. Although plans were still being made in the mid-1970s to modernize the Kronstorf transmitter, it was shut down in March 1994.

On January 26, 1995, the now dilapidated last transmitter mast was felled by cutting guy ropes. The two Bisamberg transmission masts existed until 2010, when the higher one was the tallest structure in Austria .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Google and the medium wave monster , section 274 meters, transmitter mast. Retrieved January 22, 2017.