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FEATURE - MALTA'S MASTS & TOWERS - Part Two
MASTS & TOWERS USED FOR BROADCASTING
By Mike Smith with additional information supplied by Major Tony Abela
Part   1  3  4

Now we get to the photographs.

This page presents the masts and towers that are used for radio and television broadcasting.  Each set of photographs is referenced to the map.

Map of Malta identifying transmitting sites
Map of Malta identifying transmitting sites
Map By HRW ATLAS go.hrw.com
 

GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)

GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)
The tower at Gharghur is the main radio and television transmission site for the islands of Malta and Gozo.  The location is one of the highest points on the hilly area of land to the West of the capital Valletta.  It carries a number of vertically polarised VHF Band II aerial panels which are no doubt used by the majority of the island-wide FM radio stations that are detailed in the table at the top of page 1. 

There are also horizontally polarised Band III aerial panels and a number of UHF aerial panels that are used for television broadcasting.  Observing residents television aerials around the island, the Band III aerials point towards this tower, while the UHF television aerials point either to this tower or the nearby tower at L-Iklin which carries NET-TV, or sometimes both. 

GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)

 
GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)


GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)



GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)

GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)


GHARGHUR (Map Ref: 1)

L-IKLIN (Map Ref: 3)
This tower, near Naxxar (pronounced Nashar), is not far from the Gharghur tower and has a number of UHF aerial panels at the top and is the other main UHF television transmitting site carring NET-TV to much of Malta.

L-Iklin transmission tower
L-Iklin transmission tower

L-Iklin transmission tower
L-Iklin transmission tower

L-Iklin transmission tower
L-Iklin transmission tower


L-Iklin transmission tower
L-Iklin transmission tower - photograph taken by Andy Smith in 2010

BEZBEZIJA (Map Ref: 5)
This mast radiates the 999 kHz medium wave service of Radio Malta in parallel to their FM outlet on 93.7 MHz.  The transmitter power quoted in the 1999 WRTH is 5 kW, but the signal appears to be quite weak across the island and I would not be surprised if the power was now only in the order of a few hundred watts.  The modulation depth was also very low and the signal rapidly got swamped by co-channel interference as dusk approached.

BEZBEZIJA (Map Ref: 5)



BEZBEZIJA (Map Ref: 5)

BEZBEZIJA (Map Ref: 5)
BEZBEZIJA  Medium Wave Site


MORE PHOTOGRAPHS>>

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LINKS:

The 9H1BBS VHF / UHF Repeaters and EchoLink Systems on Malta
http://www.9h1bbs.zoomshare.com/

The 9H1IA  28 MHz CW Beacon on Malta
http://www.9h1ia.zoomshare.com/

RAF_Siggiewi  by Dave Bawden
http://www.raf-siggiewi-malta.com/

ACE High-Station Malta (Gharghur) by Gerrit Padberg
https://sites.google.com/site/idbzmalta/




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