Vakarel radio transmitter

The maps and pictures further below present facts related to Vakarel radio transmitter. The Vakarel Transmitter is a large broadcasting facility for long- and medium wave near Vakarel, Bulgaria. The Vakarel Transmitter was inaugurated in 1937. It has one directional antenna consisting of three guyed masts and another consisting of two masts.

The most remarkable mast of the Vakarel Transmitter is the 215 metre tall Blaw-Knox Tower, built in 1937 by the company Telefunken. Nowadays, along with Lakihegy Tower, Hungary, Riga LVRTC Transmitter, Latvia, Lisnagarvey Radio Mast, Northern Ireland and one mast of the Stara Zagora Transmitter in Bulgaria, one of the few Blaw-Knox Towers in Europe.

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