New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

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New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 21 Apr 2017 23:09

A new Radio and TV Tower is being built in Istanbul on Kücük Camlica hill. The tower will be 365.5 m high.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BC%C ... adio_Tower

According to news reports broadcasters were informed on April 21st that as of May 15th installation of new broadcast equipment will begin and as of June 1st Radios will be broadcasting from the new TV Tower.
At the same time frequencies between 92.0 and 95.6 MHz will be rearranged to even 200 kHz steps, which means there will be a total of 104 frequencies.
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 24 Apr 2017 13:20

are they rearranging all of turkey or just the Istanbul Region?

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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 26 Apr 2017 17:24

The "normal" channel spacing in Istanbul is already 200 kHz. The only exceptions are 87.7-88.0, 92.0-92.3 and 95.3-95.6. The plan is to add one frequency between 92.0 and 95.6.
There are even two frequencies licensed at 100 kHz. 92.1 ntv Klasik Radyo which broadcasts in mono and Radyo Mim on 99.3 (inactive) which shall change to 104.8 on June 1st.
These changes are for Istanbul only. Maybe some frequencies in neighbouring provinces will be readjusted to avoid interference.
Kurt / Istanbul

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Post by Nick Gilly » 26 Apr 2017 17:49

Interesting. Will this change the local coverage from this site?
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 26 Apr 2017 21:16

I don’t understand your question: “Will this change the local coverage from this site?”
At present all 103 transmitters from Camlica hill are on air with high or medium power and cover Istanbul province and beyond.
It is intended to limit the power from the new TV tower to 5 kW (tx power?).
Only TRT will keep its transmitters on their own TV tower about 1800m north of the new TV tower.
Kurt / Istanbul

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Post by Nick Gilly » 26 Apr 2017 22:11

Sorry Kurt. When you said that the tower will be 365.5m high I wondered if this was higher or lower than the original tower and therefore perhaps affect the coverage. It sounds like the power will be lower with the new site. Is this right?
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 26 Apr 2017 22:52

The highest tower so far was the TRT tower (166m).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87aml ... sion_Tower
As you can see there are plenty of steel towers for Radio and TV
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%87aml%C4%B1ca_Hill
The smaller Kücük Camlica hill is seen on the right hand side with only a few towers. The tallest one is Istanbul FM.
The new tower at present is twice as high (220m) still without steel antenna mast (+145m). The top of the tower will be 583m above sea level, almost 50m higher than the highest point of the province.
All steel structures (visual pollution) on both hills shall be removed.
Kurt / Istanbul

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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 07 May 2017 13:46

Two stations have already announced frequency changes in June:
87.5 Damla FM will change to 87.6 MHz
94.3 Radyo Ekin will change to 94.4 MHz
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Post by Nick Gilly » 07 May 2017 14:03

Thanks Kurt. That'll mean it'll be a lot harder to get Damla FM via Es given the many more stations using 87.6.
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 07 May 2017 14:13

Nick, you may receive other stations from TUR on 87.5
This means in Istanbul ALL even frequencies from 87.6 to 108.0 will be used.
95.1 Risalet Radyo is already using 95.2 (PI 55FB). Heavy interference by Ülke Radyo (95.1) and Slowtürk (95.3)
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 10 May 2017 11:01

Wow, that is a full band! Thanks Kurt
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 26 May 2017 12:05

The news reports from April have been corrected!
The opening of the new tower has been postponed to the beginning of next year. The frequency corrections may take place at the end of June.
Kurt / Istanbul

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 26 May 2017 14:23

Great information, many thanks
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by Nick Gilly » 19 Jun 2018 13:52

Old thread, but Damla FM appears to still be on 87.5 from Istanbul, as it was received here on June 15th. Is this still due to change to 87.6?
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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by kurt34ist » 19 Jun 2018 14:59

The new TV tower is still not finished. No news when it finally will be finished. Frequencies are unchanged.
The basic structure of the tower seems to be finished.
Proposed look of the tower:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slOnC47h2J8
Kathrein Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxhOtyHAt9c
April 15 Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w7ng2Irq8s
best regards and good DX
Kurt

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Re: New TV Tower in ISTANBUL - Turkey

Post by Nick Gilly » 19 Jun 2018 15:58

Thanks Kurt. That is a BIG tower!
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 19 Jun 2018 19:30

That's 10 metres taller than our own Emley Moor mast, which, in turn, is ten metres taller than the Eiffel Tower! You never know if you'll get a question about this in a pub quiz! :lol:

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