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Build Me 133 FM Transmitters, Quick!

Nautel lands big RF order in Turkey; says project will modernize its national FM infrastructure

Nautel has won a multimillion dollar contract for 133 FM transmitters that will be deployed by Turkish Radio-Television Corp.

President/CEO Peter Conlon said the Canadian-based company won the bid in the face of “extensive” competition.

Public service broadcaster TRT is based in Ankara; it provides a local, eight regional and four national radio services. Voice of Turkey provides programming in 27 languages including Turkish on shortwave. TRT radio is heard via Internet, satellite and cable as well as terrestrial services, Nautel said.

The boxes range in size from 1 kW to 20 kW. Remote management will allow TRT to manage all sites from a central operations center in Ankara.

Conlon said the job “confirms Nautel’s position as one of the worlds largest suppliers of radio broadcast transmitters.” The company earlier said it would supply multiple 300 kW transmitters to be used to modernize the country’s medium-wave broadcast capability.