I live near the radio ad TV tower in Lopik, near the city of IJsselstein in the centre of the Netherlands. This tower can be seen on my QSL card. After a fire today in the tower, the radio and TV transmitters were shut down. The TV tower was built in the 60's. Aad PA0YA (SK) worked in the tower and tolt my how the tower was built.
As you can see in the Blog of Paul PC4T there was also a fire in the tower of Hoogersmilde, which was built to cover the northern part of the Netherlands.
This fire was much more dramatic, because it made the tower to collaps. This means that the northern part of the Netherlands is trown back in to the 50's with no TV and FM radio.
Aad PA0YA (SK) tolt me a story about the tower in Hoogersmilde.
Many years ago, a fighter jet almost hit the tower. At the last moment before the collision, the pilot turn the plane, but cutted one of the guy wires, with one of the wings. Luckely the tower did not collapes (then) and the plane landed savely at the base.
See the video in Paul's Blog