Transmitting Sites

Transmitting SitesHere you can find pictures of some transmitting sites I have visited. Each site is accompanied with information on broadcasting frequencies in use, pictures of the site and a map.

Transmitting sites are usually built on high mountains in order to get large coverage area. Each transmitting site usually has a high tower or mast on wich transmitting antennas are mounted. There is often ambiguity between the terms tower and mast. Both are used to support telecommunication equipment such as radio antennas. in structural engineering terms, a tower is a self-supporting or cantilevered structure, while a mast is held up by stays or guys. Both towers and masts have limited floor space and are non-building structures, as opposed to regular buildings which have greater floor space for occupancy. The terminology is further confused through misuse. Skyscrapers are often referred to as towers and some towers use the term mast.


Boč is a mountain in the Poljčane municipality. It is the highest peak (978 m) in the Boč nature reserve which an extremely important part of Slovenia's natural heritage as well as several typical cultural and architectural sights. The forested areas give the appearance of a primeval forest, and a special feature of the region is the Norway maple. Plenty of protected and rare plants grow on the southern slopes of Boč. The most typical of them is the pasque flower (Pulsatilla grandis, in slovenian: Velikonočnice) that grows around the church of St. Nicholas. Its purple blooms open in early spring. Besides the pasque flowers, the slopes of Boč are also adorned by the rose daphne and auricula.


KrimKrim transmitting site is built on the Krim mountain south of Ljubljana. The need for transmitting site at Krim emerged in early 1970s because there were some gaps in the radio and television coverage areas of the Krvavec transmitting site. Preparation works for the Krim site started In 1971.

After it was build the first broadcast from this site was Slovenian public television channel TV Ljubljana 1 (now TV Slovenija 1). Soon after in the year 1973 another transmitter (more precisely transposer) started broadcasting Croatian public television channel TV Zagreb 1. Microwave links with other transmitter sites were also installed.


KrvavecThe Krvavec group is a small group on the south side of the main ridge of Kamnik Alps group and has many nice mountains with the highest mountain Kalski Greben. Veliki Zvoh is the highest peak of this small group. In this group it is also the peak from which the whole group gets the name. This mountain is Krvavec (1853 m). It is located about 25 km north of the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. 

The Krvavec transmitting site is located on the slope at the height of 1740 m. It has a great view over a large part of Slovenia and therefore it has a large coverage area for radio and television.


KumKum is the highest peak (1220 m) of the Zasavje mountain side, almost in the middle of Slovenia. From Kum there is an extremely beautiful view. From the east to the south one can see Gore, Kopitnik, Veliko Kozje, Lisca, Bohor, Medvednica, Gorjanci, Kočevski Rog, Snežnik, Javorniki, Nanos, and the nearby valley of Sopota towards Radeče with the old castle above Svibno and the extensive Lower Carniola Hills (Dolenjsko gričevje); on the west there are the Julian Alps with Triglav, in front of them the Polhov Gradec Hills (Polhograjsko hribovje) and the Škofja Loka mountains (Škofjeloško pogorje); from the west towards the north one can see the Karavanke, the Kamnik Alps, and on the north one can first see the chain of peaks of the Posavje Hills (Posavsko hribovje) between the Sava and Savinja from Čemšeniška planina across Mrzlica to Gozdnik and Malič, behind lie Raduha, Golte, Smrekovec, Uršlja gora, Paški Kozjak, Pohorje, Konjiška gora and Boč.


NanosNanos is a 12 km long and up to 6 km wide karst plateau about 50 km southwest from the Slovenian capital city Ljubljana. Nanos and Snežnik are the most representative mountains in the Notranjska area. Nanos mountain is also close to the famous Postojna cave which is the longest cave system in the country as well as one of its top tourist sites. Transmitting site is located on the sharp cut edge of Nanos called Pleša.

First broadcasts from Nanos started in 1955. In 1960 a decision was made to build a complete transmitting site with all the infrastructure including a 50 m high tower. 


PohorjePlešivec transmitting site is located on the top of mountain called Uršlja gora at 1700 m above sea level. 100m lower on the slope lies a 400 years old church which is also the highest church in Slovenia. Because of excellent geographic location the Plešivec transmitting site covers a large part of the Koroška region and north-eastern part of Slovenia.

The first tower was constructed in 1962 when the first 100 W RCA TV transimitter and 250 W BHG FM radio transmitter were installed.


PohorjePohorje transmitting site is located in a forest area on the Pohorje Mountains west of Maribor, at 1056 m above sea level. The 72 m lattice tower is designed as free-standing tower but it is guyed in two levels in six directions. Access to the transmitting site is via asphalt road from Hoce and cable car located 200 m from the site. Because of excellent geographic location the Pohorje transmitting site covers a large part of the north-east Slovenia.

First broadcasts from Pohorje transmitting site started in 1963 on frequencies 88.5 MHz and 96.9 MHz for two radio stations and on TV channel 11 for one television available at that time.

Avala Tower

avalaAvala is a mountain in Serbia, located 16 kilometers south-east of Belgrade. It stands at 511 metres above sea level and provides a great panoramic view to Belgrade, Vojvodina and Šumadija, as the surrounding area on all sides is mostly a lowlands.

The Avala Tower is 204.5 m tall and its legs form a tripod, the symbol of Serbian tripod chair. The tower was destroyed in NATO bombardment of Serbia on 29 April 1999. On 21 December 2006, the reconstruction of Avala Tower commenced and the tower was officially opened at a ceremony on 21 April 2010. It is currently the tallest tower in Serbia and the Balkan region.

Tallinn TV Tower

TallinnThe Tallinn TV Tower (Tallinna teletorn) is a 314 m high free-standing structure with an observation deck, built to provide better telecommunication services for the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics regatta event. It is located near Pirita, 6 km north-east of the Tallinn city center.

The building is administered by the public company Levira and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. The cornerstone was laid on September 30, 1975, and the first broadcasts started in 1979. The Tower has been closed to the public since November 26, 2007.


SljemeSljeme is the highest peak (1033 m asl) of the Medvednica mountain in the central Croatia, just north of Zagreb. The peak Sljeme (summit) is often used to refer to the entire mountain.The name Medvednica can be translated as "bear mountain", and there are other toponyms on the mountain using the kajkavian dialect term medved (bear, standard Croatian "medvjed"), notably Medvedgrad, a medieval castle on its southwestern edges. Most of the area of Medvednica is a nature park, a type of preservation lesser than a national park. There are three ways to reach the mountain: by car, on foot (there are numerous mountain paths) or by gondola lift, which starts from the Gračani neighborhood. The cable car has run since 1963, and takes four people, with a 23 minute journey time. Because of its proximity to Zagreb, Medvednica has many visitors, especially during weekends.
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