Ingøy radio transmitter

The Ingøy radio transmitter was a longwave transmitter of the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation with a frequency of 153 kHz and a power of 100 kW. It is located about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the village of Ingøy on the island of Ingøya in Måsøy Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The current transmitter commenced service in 2000 transmitting the NRK P1 radio station and uses as antenna a 362-metre (1,188 ft) tall guyed mast, which is grounded and fed over the guys with the radio power to be radiated. The mast is the tallest structure in Norway and Scandinavia.[1] There was also a previous, unrelated transmitter at Ingøya which was built in 1911 and was mainly used to communicate with mining companies operating in Svalbard until the German occupation of Norway in 1940, after which it was taken over by the Luftwaffe. That transmitter was bombed by the Germans on 6 June 1940 and by the British on 29 August 1944.[2]

View of the Ingøy mast

Transmissions from the Ingøy radio transmitter ended on 2 December 2019 at 12:06 AM CET.


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Coordinates: 71°4′18″N 24°5′14″E / 71.07167°N 24.08722°E / 71.07167; 24.08722