Lakihegy Tower is a 314 metre (1,031 ft) high
radio mast at Szigetszentmiklós-Lakihegy.
type tower was built in 1933 and
was one of Europe
's tallest structures at the
time of construction. It was designed to provide broadcast coverage
for Hungary with a 120
in the U.S.A., the cigar
shaped mast was specially designed to radiate radio waves in such a way that reduce fading.
Thus it was able to serve the whole
was destroyed by retreating German troops in
World War II, but was later rebuilt in
In 1968 the tower was upgraded to serve the new 300 kW
transmitter (amongst others, the ceramic base insulator had to be
replaced to withstand the higher voltages).
the new 2MW transmitter at Solt has replaced
the Lakihegy tower as the primary national transmitter.
Subsequently, it was nearly torn down in 1981, but widespread
objections saved the tower, and later it became a protected
mast, which is probably still the tallest structure in Hungary, is
currently being used for power-distribution control data
transmission at 135.6 kHz with a power of 100 kW; the data bursts
are at 200 baud with +/- 170 Hz FSK (Frequency Shift Keying).
there are similar radio masts at Lisnagarvey, Northern
Ireland, at Riga, Latvia, at Vakarel, Bulgaria and at Stara
There are two smaller guyed mast radiators for mediumwave at
Lakihegy. They are as Lakihegy Tower insulated against ground, but
smaller and from conventional construction type.
The mediumwave frequency of 540 kHz with 150 kW was diplexed
) to the Lakihegy Tower in 2006 by
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