Dobrochov

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Location
49°23'12"N
017°06'23"E
Country
 Czech Republic
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Dobrochov is a village and municipality (obec) in Prostějov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic. The municipality covers an area of 2.52 square kilometres (0.97 sq mi), and has a population of 274 (as at 3 July 2006). Dobrochov lies approximately 10 kilometres (6 mi) south of Prostějov, 26 km (16 mi) south-west of Olomouc, and 209 km (130 mi) east of Prague, at the international road E462 / highway D46.

Technical landmark

There is a mediumwave broadcasting site in the east at the Předina hill (313 m) of a rich history. Established in the thirties for Český rozhlas Brno (Czech state broadcasting comp.) and covering most of the Moravia, seized by Nazis in 1939 and rebuilt to 100 kW for their propaganda station Donausender (due to good coverage towards south and south-east) and extended to 2x 200 kW by the communist regime in the seventies. It was mainly used for the second programme on 954 kHz (and jamming of R.F.E. mediumwave Munich transmitter),the tower is still used for Český rozhlas Dvojka (954 kHz at 200KW) and a private radio station Rádio Dechovka (1233 kHz at 5KW).
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