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Bloemendaal, Netherlands

Radio Bloemendaal

Small transmitter operated by a priest in the Netherlands. 

Radio Bloemendaal is a small broadcasting station in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands. It has been operated since the 1920s by the local priest in the medium-wave range and used for transmitted church sermons and news.

Interestingly, the station was not operating legally in its first few years, but it was tolerated by authorities because of its affiliation with the church. Today, it is a regular - and legally recognized - broadcaster.

As antenna, Radio Bloemendaal first used a wire spun from the tower of the church to a mast nearby. Today, a standard antenna between two masts is used. The station is only meant to supply the village of Bloemendaal, but as it works in the medium-wave range, its signal goes much further. With a good radio and a good antenna it can even be received outside of the Netherlands.