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80 year-old Telefunken TX
On Sunday the 26th November the Bergen Broadcaster Association – Foreningen Bergen Kringkaster – (FBK) group of amateur radio enthusiasts celebrated the 80th anniversary of the inauguration of this Telefunken LW / MW transmitter station from 1937.
The transmitter was ordered in 1935, finished in 1937 and came on the air on 28th November and is apparently the only one remaining in existence. The rated power was 20KW and it was in service until 1978.
The antenna, a wire ‘T’ was suspended between two 150m lattice steel towers, these were taken down in 2000 and thereafter a 30m section re-erected.
The site has museum status and transmissions of mainly historical interest are made on 1314KHz almost every Sunday, 1100CET to 1500CET. This last Sunday listener reports were received from the UK and Finland amongst others. A Western Electrical 250W sender from 1947 has been used for these transmissions but a more modern transistor transmitter is proving to be more reliable now.
A parallel FM service is being re-established (on 93.8MHz) and on 5895KHz another service is operated using AM with re-inserted carrier.
The associated amateur station LA1ASK was on the air on 80m for most of the period 11-15, as it is every Sunday, excursions can be made to other bands using a selection of dipoles suspended from the 30m mast. The main amateur station equipment is an IC7600 and an Acom PA.
There is also a connection through from Echolink (on Two metres).
The Museum is open every Sunday 1100 to 1500 local time except at Xmas and New Year, and can be opened on request at other times.
It is situated on the Island of Askoey, just west of Bergen, Norway, and is well served with buses.
The website can be found at http://www.bergenkringkaster.no/