- Sines Transmitter -
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Sines (Deutsche Welle)

Deutsche Welle’s shortwave transmitting station located at Sines in Portugal, used to transmit to the UK and Europe ceased all broadcasting on 30 October 2011.

Sines was a modern transmitter site built in the 1970's and housed three 250 kW Thomcast transmitters (about 90 kW DRM) and provided one of the most reliable DRM signals on 15440 kHz into the UK. Like many transmitter sites it was also used by other broadcasters.

In 2005 a typical Deutsche Welle daily schedule broadcasting DRM to Europe from Sines in various languages was -

broadcast

time

frequency

0800-0859

13,810 kHz

0900-1159

15,545 kHz

0900-1457

15,440 kHz

1200-1555

15,265 kHz

1500-1755

13,790 kHz

1800-1955

15,435 kHz

2100-2158

5,980 kHz

2200-0257

3,995 kHz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DW QSL card featuring Sines. 

QSL AM 

[thanks to Carlos Mourato for the photos]

 

 

RTL Junglinster
RCI Sackville
BR Ismaning
Moonsbrunn TX
BBC Orfordness
BBC Rampisham
RTL Marnach
Woofferton

Moonsbrunn Ant
DW Sines