Rütscher Strasse transmitter

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Rütscher Strasse transmitter
Image of the object
Transmitter on the Theodore von Kármán House
Basic data
Place: Aachen , Rütscher Strasse, Theodore von Kármán House
Country : North Rhine-Westphalia
Country: Germany
Altitude : 190  m above sea level NHN
Coordinates: 50 ° 47 ′ 14.6 ″  N , 6 ° 4 ′ 18.3 ″  E
Use: Broadcasting station
Accessibility: Transmission system not accessible to the public
Owner : RWTH Aachen (formerly WDR )
Data on the transmission system
Waveband : FM transmitter
Radio : VHF broadcasting
Position map
Sender Rütscher Strasse (North Rhine-Westphalia)
Rütscher Strasse transmitter
Rütscher Strasse transmitter
Localization of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany

The Rütscher Strasse transmitter in Aachen was a filling station for the analog television program Das Erste . It is located on the Theodore von Kármán House, one of the four high-rise buildings on Rütscher Strasse that are used as student dormitories .

The transmitter was needed because there were reception problems at the foot of the Lousberg in Aachen . The signal was supplied by the Langenberg transmitter (channel 9). However, due to the spread of cable and satellite television , this station had hardly any significance for broadcasting ARD and was switched off on November 20, 2007 with the introduction of digital aerial television DVB-T .

The university radio Aachen has been broadcasting from here since May 3, 2006 and is not affected by the shutdown of the ARD.

Frequencies and Programs

program frequency ERP
University radio Aachen 99.1 MHz 0.1 kW

Previous use

program channel Video carrier frequency ERP / polarization
Das Erste (WDR) 40 623.25 MHz 20 W horizontal

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