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Europe 1 Transmitter Hall

Uberherrn Germany

Status:built
Building Uses
 - electrical
 - communication
 - science
Structural Types
 - lowrise
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Length269 ftWebsite
Wide141 ft''
Roof52 ft''

Description
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:
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=45344, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=45345, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=45346, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=45347
and two masts also insulated against ground as backup
http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=46688, http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=46689.

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!

More Info & Photos here:
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/tvignaud/am/e1/e1_bat.htm
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/tvignaud/galerie/etranger/d-felsberg.htm

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