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The Exelberg transmission tower is a 109-meter-high reinforced concrete telecommunications tower on the Exelberg in Lower Austria. The transmission tower is a type tower, which is operated by the owner Telekom Austria. It provides a directional radio link primarily between the westward directional radio station on the Jauerling and the radio tower Vienna-Arsenal located east of it in Vienna. The directional radio links are in the frequency range from 7 GHz to 7.4 GHz. In addition, the type tower serves as a carrier for radio broadcasting systems for Austro Control air traffic control and radio monitoring.As a special feature, there are only four type towers in reinforced concrete in Austria for directional radio purposes: Roßbrand transmitter in Salzburg, Ansfelden radio station near Linz, Exelberg and the Vienna Arsenal radio tower. The reason for this is that in the mountainous landscape, directional radio links can be realized more cheaply on mountain peaks and heights using small steel lattice towers than with complex and larger reinforced concrete towers.However, the radio relay tower on Exelberg is economically underutilized. In the 1960s, increasing demand for radio relay services in the Vienna area was expected. However, this assumption did not materialize due to the development of satellite and fiber optic technology.Until the construction of this directional radio system, the directional radio links were handled by the Anninger transmitter, which has since been necessary only for the south route.
May 28, 2020
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