Thursday, May 29, 2014

Two shortwave transmitter sites visited

Time for a bit of nostalogia. An early Media Network programme I made included a visit to the Lopik transmitter site not far from Utrecht. The date is August 13th 1981. The site has been there since 1957 when it took over from the low power site in Huizen. But the 100 kW and 10 kW units are wearing out and plans are afoot for a new transmission centre somewhere on the Flevo polder.

Dave Porter has also posted a video visit to the Woofferton shortwave transmission centre, built mainly to relay the programmes of the Voice of America during the height of the Cold War.

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