Nautel Limited is supplying 30 5kW NVLT FM transmitters to Turkish Radio-Television Corporation (TRT) over the coming months, with the option to purchase 12 additional transmitters if needed. The transmitters will be deployed at key locations throughout Turkey in 2021.


Nautel NV Series FM transmitters, part of an earlier large TRT infrastructure modernisation project, shown on location in Ankara, Turkey

Based in Ankara, TRT provides five regional and six national radio services as well as six AM radio broadcasts. Additionally, Voice of Turkey provides shortwave programming in 32 languages. TRT radio is available on internet, satellite and cable as well as terrestrial services.

The Nautel NVLT transmitters incorporate the company’s high-power architecture into a compact footprint. With 72% typical efficiency, NVLT transmitters incorporate Nautel’s Advanced User Interface (AUI) as well as a suite of operational features including onboard direct-to-channel digital exciter, IP and streaming audio input ability, advanced scheduling capabilities, instrument-grade spectrum analyser, optional onboard Orban processing and more.

“Turkey’s radio infrastructure is already one of the best in the world, and we selected Nautel for this project because they have the tools we need to further enhance our broadcast capabilities. The ease of remote management via the Nautel AUI, which will be done from our headquarters in Ankara, coupled with the transmitters’ high efficiency and reputation for reliability, will help TRT keep operating costs at a minimum while providing the coverage we desire.” said Yusuf TASDEMIR, head of transmitters operation department at TRT.

Nautel has worked closely with TRT over the years on Turkey’s Radio broadcast infrastructure. In 2009, Nautel was awarded a tender for 195 FM transmitters ranging from 1kW to 20kW. Nautel also supplied three 300kW MW transmitters to TRT in 2008-2009. The 136 digital-capable transmitters were used to modernise a large portion of Turkey’s national FM radio infrastructure.

“We are honoured that TRT has chosen Nautel once more. The Nautel and TRT partnership will continue for the upgrade and modernisation projects of TRT in the coming years,” said Ilker Aydin Akin, sales manager-Europe & Russia & Israel at Nautel.