The Lakihegy Tower

The Lakihegy Tower

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The Lakihegy Tower is a 314 metre (1,031 ft) high radio mast at Szigetszentmiklós-Lakihegy. The Blaw-Knox type tower was built in 1933 and was one of Europe's tallest structures at the time of construction. It was designed to provide broadcast coverage for Hungary with a 120 kW transmitter. Developed in the U.S.A., the diamond shaped mast was specially designed to radiate radio waves in such a way that reduce fading. Thus it was able to serve the whole country. The mast was destroyed by retreating German troops in World War II, but was later rebuilt in 1946. In 1968 the tower was upgraded to serve the new 300 kW transmitter (amongst others, the ceramic base insulator had to be replaced to withstand the higher voltages). Contributor : Kabóca #Broadcast #Hungary #Kabóca #Lakihegy #Pest_county #Structures #Szigetszentmiklós #tallest #Tower
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