Sunday 10 December 2017

World’s Most Powerful Medium Wave Transmitter in Hungary

New 2 Megawatt NX2000 medium wave system is now on air.
Broadcast provider Antenna Hungaria’s new Nautel 2 Megawatt NX2000 medium wave system is now operational. Located at the broadcaster’s transmission facility near Solt, U.S. manufacturer Nautel says the project, involved large infrastructure changes at the site as well as installation of the new transmitter. The new solid-state Nautel system replaces a custom-built tube transmitter that had been in use for 40 years. Now, Hungarian national radiochannel
Kossuth Rádió will reach over the air in all of Europe.

The NX2000 system incorporates five Nautel NX400 transmitters along with a large, versatile combiner, said Wendell Lonergan, Nautel head of Broadcast Sales. Our new NXC2000 combiner can be reconfigured if one or more transmitters is shut down, which ensures that maximum power is delivered to the antenna in all cases. The new NX2000 system offers an efficiency of 90% as well as a compact footprint for space savings.

Antenna Hungaria is a broadcast provider wholly owned by the government. The signal of  its Solt operation Kossuth Rádió can be heard on 540 kHz all over Europe as well as in parts of Africa, Russia and Asia.  Kossuth Rádió is the national radio station and the second most popular radio station in Hungary with 1.38 million daily listeners (14% of the total population) daily.

The NX2000 transmitter is now operating in analogue mode but is digital ready for DRM.

Read more on  the Nautel website

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