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|Europe 1 Transmitter Hall|
| - electrical|
| - communication|
| - science|
| - lowrise|
| - modern|
| - glass|
| - steel|
| - concrete|
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Architectonic interesting transmitter building, which houses the most powerful transmitter in Germany ( 2000 kW).
1770m² glass. The building is constructed in concrete without pillers. The heating by hot air is assured by the recovery of the calories of the transmitter. Feeding area is 35000 Volts with a possibility of consumption of 6,3 MWatts. The normal use of the transmitter with 1400 kW in the program requires 2,9 MWatts, that is yearly 22 millions of kWh. A feeding of assistance is assured by a diesel generator of 100 kVA.
The main antenna of this transmitter consists of 4 masts, insulated against ground:
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and two masts also insulated against ground as backup
The transmitter belongs to "Europe 1", a private French broadcasting company. It was until Mid of 1980ies the only private broadcaster in Germany as it was founded in Saar county at a time, when Saar county was not a part of Germany ( in Germany until Mid of 1980ies private broadcasters were not allowed) and broadcasts only programs in French language.
Therefore it is very unknown in Germany, but very well-known in France.
The most interesting part, maybe, is the fact according to http://www.dxradio-ffm.de/web//TafelEuropa1.jpg one of the 280 metres tall mast radiators was moved in 1959 without disassembling it, unbelivible!
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