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CYPRUS
A few of the transmitter sites in Cyprus


Stations Frequencies Power Pol'n

Radio and TV - Services unconfirmed


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Mount Olympus - Troodos Mountains, Cyprus


From my information and from its appearance and location, this is the main television and FM radio transmission site for much of western and central Cyprus.


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The main television and FM radio transmitter tower at Mount Olympus
in the Troodos Mountains in central Cyprus.

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Cape Gkreko / Cape Greco / Cape Greko - High Power medium wave transmitting station

Cape Greco is a high power medium wave transmitting station carrying Radio Sawa from the United States government on 990 kHz and Trans World Radio on 1233 KHz.

Cape Greco is a former radar site and location of a lighthouse, which was built in 1812. The area is now home to the "Somera Radio Station" The transmitting facilities are owened by Radio France International and Radio Monte Carlo. RFI signed an agreement with the Cyprus government and Radio Monte Carlo in 1971.

The first test transmissions from Radio Monte Carlo Cyprus began in June 1971, with 20 kW on 1232 kHz and consisted of music and announcements in Arabic and French. In 1974, test transmissions from an second new 600 kW transmitter commenced on 1232 kHz. From May 1974 Radio Monte Carlo Cyprus began transmitting a relay of Trans World Radio / TWR Monte Carlo.

This powerful transmitting facility has also relayed other international broadcasting stations such as Radio France International RFI itself in 1988 and Radio Canada International RCI in 1992. The four 103 metre high masts arranged in a quadrangle carry these transmissions.

The second set of three 103 metre tall masts, arranged in a row on the tip of Cape Creco carry the programmes of the Voice Of America. VOA Cyprus commenced test transmissions on 15th June 2002 on 981 kHz from a 600 kW Thales transmitter. On 28th February 28 2003, VOA Cyprus changed frequency from 981 kHz to the 990 kHz channel. 

When we visited Cyprus in August 2015 VOA/Radio Sawa could be clearly heard with an extremely powerful signal on 990 kHz, as could the 1233 kHz signals of TWR.

Source : Shortwave Central :
http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.co.uk/

More photographs of other transmitting sites in Cyprus here : http://www.simonmason.karoo.net/page496.htm

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Cape Greco High Power Medium Wave transmitter site
The four masts on the left carry RMC / TWR on 1233 kHz at 600 kW
The three masts on the right carry VOA / Radio Sawa on 990 kHz at 600 kW


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Map showing the location of the two sets of transmitter masts at Cape Creco
The row of three masts to the south carries VOA / Radio Sawa on 990 kHz medium wave (600,000 watts)
The quadrangle of four masts to the north caries TWR / RMC on 1233 kHz medium wave (600,000 watts)

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Ayia Napa - Masts near Ayia Napa in the south east Famagusta regian of southern Cyprus.

The main, tallest mast, likely carries the main television and FM radio transmissions for the south east region of Cyprus

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Transmitter mast near Ayia Napa, as viewed from near Protaras

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Transmitter mast near Ayia Napa, as viewed from near Konnos



Profitis Elias - Colinear transmitting antenna at Profitis Elias, near Protaras. Unlikely to be for broadcasting, but actual use unknown.

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