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Comrade Africa - How Communist East Germany tried to influence Africa via radio during the Cold War.   
Friday, November 29 2019


see history of Reichspost Reichssender / MDR / RBI / DWL Leipzig Wiederau
SFR Paris France 9730 kHz 50 / 25 / 12.5 kW of 1943 - 1985 year.


1943-1945 new SFR Paris shortwave transmitter
Bau eines neuen Senderhauses und Installation von Kurzwellensendern der
Firma SFR Paris und von Telefunken Berlin.
Bis Kriegsende gingen die Sender nicht mehr in Betrieb.

In Wiederau sind wieder 2 Sender in Betrieb. Auf 722 kHz wird das Programm
der sowjetischen Streitkräfte und auf 785 kHz der Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk
ausgestrahlt. Parallel zur Mittelwelle ist auch der SFR Kurzwellensender
im 31-Meter-Band in Betrieb.

Radio Moskau wird auf 1322 kHz mit 70 kW Sendeleistung ausgestrahlt. Der
MDR aus Leipzig wird auf Kurzwelle 9730 kHz = 30,83 m mit maximal 25 kW
Sendeleistung und auf Mittelwelle 1043 kHz = 287,6 m mit 70 kW
Sendeleistung ausgestrahlt. Zeitweise wird das Programm des MDR auch auf
1322 kHz ausgestrahlt. Ein weiterer Sender ist auf 1484 kHz mit 2 kW in

Dezember 1953
Umbau der bisher nicht in Betrieb genommenen Kurzwellensendern aus den
letzten Kriegsjahren. Der SFR-Sender strahlt nun mit 50 kW auf 9730 kHz.

15. Juni 1972 (auch 15.07.72 möglich?)
Inbetriebnahme des 100-kW-Kurzwellensenders
mit dem Programm von Radio Berlin International.
Als Antennen standen fortan vier Rhombusantennen zur Wahl.

15. Dezember 1985
Der französische SRF 50-kW-Kurzwellensender wurde für immer außer Betrieb

03. Oktober 1990
Tag der deutschen Einheit
Über den 100-kW-Kurzwellensender wird statt Radio Berlin International nun
die Deutsche Welle ausgestrahlt.

Herbst 1993
Die Deutsche Welle stellt den Betrieb über den Kurzwellensender in
Wiederau ein.

Abriss und Verschrottung des 100-kW-Kurzwellensenders
vom Funkwerk Köpenick
und Abbau der 4 Antennensysteme für die Kurzwelle

automatic translation:

1943-1945 new SFR Paris shortwave transmitter.
Construction of a new broadcasting house and installation of shortwave
transmitters from Company SFR Paris and Telefunken Berlin.
Until the end of the war, the stations were no longer in operation.

In Wiederau again 2 transmitters are in operation. At 722 kHz the program
the Soviet armed forces and at 785 kHz the Central German Radio broadcast.
Parallel to the medium wave is also the SFR shortwave transmitter
in operation in the 31 meter band.

Radio Moscow is broadcast on 1322 kHz with 70 kW transmission power.
Of the MDR from Leipzig will operate
on shortwave 9730 kHz = 30.83 mb
with a maximum of 25 kW Transmission power
and on medium wave 1043 kHz = 287.6 m with 70 kW Transmission power
broadcast. At times, the MDR program also opens 1322 kHz broadcast.
Another transmitter is at 1484 kHz with 2 kW in Operation.

December 1953
Conversion of the previously not put into operation shortwave transmitters
from the last war (1943-1945) years.
The SFR transmitter now radiates with 50 kW to 9730 kHz.

{similar SW txs of SFR Paris and TESLA Prague also erected in
Reichspost / Reichssender Munich Ismaning location,
and used with reduced power instead of 37 or 75 Kilowatt power level. wb}

June 15, 1972 (also available on 15.07.72?)
Commissioning of the 100 kW shortwave transmitter with the radio program
Berlin International.
From now on, four rhombus antennas were available as antennas.

15 December 1985
The French SRF 50 kW shortwave transmitter has been permanently shut down

October 03, 1990
Day of German unity.
The 100 kW shortwave transmitter will now be replaced Radio Berlin
International programmes by Deutsche Welle Cologne broadcast.

Autumn 1993
Deutsche Welle ceases operation via the shortwave transmitter in Wiederau.

Demolition and scrapping of the 100 kW shortwave transmitter
from Funkwerk Berlin Köpenick
and dismantling of the 4 rhombic antenna systems for the shortwave

- - - -

comment: sorry, I lost the whole shortwave rhombic antenna map/plan,
given in detail the bearings worldwide, directions, degrees ...

73 wolfie df5sx

----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Reid" <awradio22@gmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [WOR] Comrade Africa - How Communist East Germany tried to
influence Africa via radio during the Cold War.

It was an interesting station to listen to but always difficult to receive
in NAm. They clung to 9730 which always got hit by Switzerland 5 kHz up. I
think they only used a 50kW sender

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