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Mediumwave transmitter Lopik

The Mediumwave transmitter Lopik was a medium wave broadcasting facility near Lopik in the Netherlands. It was constructed in 1938 and closed down on 1 September 2015. Its last use was to transmit the Dutch language edition of Radio Maria on 675 kHz. The aerial consisted of a 196-metre guyed steel framework mast, which was insulated against ground.

On 24 July 2015, Radio Maria Netherlands announced the closedown of its transmissions on 675 kHz Medium wave as of 1 September 2015.[1]

Originally, there was also a second, 165 metre guyed steel framework mast for the mediumwave frequency 1332 kHz, but this was taken down on 21 August 2004.[2]

On 4 September 2015, the remaining 196 metre mast was also taken down, marking the end of 75 years of Medium wave transmissions from the Lopik site.[3]

This mast should not be confused with the Gerbrandy tower in the nearby town of IJsselstein, which is used for FM- and TV-broadcasting. The Gerbrandy Tower used to be in the municipality of Lopik as well before an administrative change, and is often referred to as the "Lopik tower".

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  1. ^ "Radio Maria gaat digitaal", announcement of closedown of 675 kHz MW service, Radio Maria (Dutch)
  2. ^ Nozema, "Een symbolische daad", compilation of news events on the takedown of the 165 m mast in Lopik (Dutch),
  3. ^ Zendmast Lopik neergehaald, NOS Nieuws, 4 September 2015 (Dutch)

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