TV Transmission Centre, Belgium

TV Transmission Centre - Belgium

A TV and radio transmitting control centre with a central control room and emergency broadcast facilities

Visited July 2019  Belgium Belgium Closed, Disused

The Broadcasting Centre was opened in the 1950s to control transmissions of TV and radio signals to a central area of Europe. As well as control of broadcasting through the transmitters, the centre was equipped with emergency broadcasting studios and diesel generators in case of a power outage.

The facility was gradually used less and less as shortwave and medium wave transmissions were phased out, leaving only the FM and DAB transmissions still in use.

Broadcasting Station - View down the main control room
Broadcasting Station – View down the main control room
Broadcasting Station - The main transmission control desk
Broadcasting Station – The main transmission control desk
Broadcasting Station - Wider view of the main transmission control desk
Broadcasting Station – Wider view of the main transmission control desk
Broadcasting Station - Angle view over the control desk
Broadcasting Station – Angle view over the control desk
Broadcasting Station - Another control desk at the end. Above are the transmission amplifiers and indicators
Broadcasting Station – Another control desk at the end. Above are the transmission amplifiers and indicators
Broadcasting Station - Transmission amplification control station
Broadcasting Station – Transmission amplification control station
Broadcasting Station - The opposite end had another large control station
Broadcasting Station – The opposite end had another large control station
Broadcasting Station - Angle view of the second control station
Broadcasting Station – Angle view of the second control station
Broadcasting Station - Incoming power supply control desk
Broadcasting Station – Incoming power supply control desk
Broadcasting Station - Telephone exchange between the control desks
Broadcasting Station – Telephone exchange between the control desks
Broadcasting Station - Ancillary panels and other equipment
Broadcasting Station – Ancillary panels and other equipment
Broadcasting Station - Ancillary equipment around the large hall
Broadcasting Station – Ancillary equipment around the large hall
Broadcasting Station - Overview of the control hall
Broadcasting Station – Overview of the control hall
Broadcasting Station - Stockroom of various electronic equipment
Broadcasting Station – Stockroom of various electronic equipment
Broadcasting Station - Oscilloscopes and other equipment
Broadcasting Station – Oscilloscopes and other equipment
Broadcasting Station - Main entrance lobby
Broadcasting Station – Main entrance lobby
Broadcasting Station - Upstairs lobby
Broadcasting Station – Upstairs lobby
Broadcasting Station - Switchroom
Broadcasting Station – Switchroom
Broadcasting Station - Soundproof room, maybe for the "voiceover guy" between programmes?
Broadcasting Station – Soundproof room, maybe for the “voiceover guy” between programmes?
Broadcasting Station - Inside the soundproof room
Broadcasting Station – Inside the soundproof room
Broadcasting Station - Various bits of sound equipment
Broadcasting Station – Various bits of sound equipment
Broadcasting Station - Emergency diesel generators
Broadcasting Station – Emergency diesel generators
Broadcasting Station - Emergency diesel generators
Broadcasting Station – Emergency diesel generators
Broadcasting Station - The transmission building
Broadcasting Station – The transmission building
Broadcasting Station - Front of the building
Broadcasting Station – Front of the building
Broadcasting Station - The building and the associated transmission towers
Broadcasting Station – The building and the associated transmission towers
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