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Kamina Funkstation, Togo
Kamina transmitter

Kamina Funkstation was a shortwave radio transmitter in the German-occupied colony of Togoland (now Togo) in West Africa.

The wireless station was built by Telefunken near the village of Kamina, in Togoland, where the nearest large settlement was Atakpamé. Telefunken, on behalf of the German government from 1911 to 1914. The station was designed as a node and switching point for other German colonial radio stations. Shortly after the beginning of World War I Togoland was invaded by British and French forces from the neighbouring colonies of Gold Coast (Ghana) and French Dahomey (Benin). The station was destroyed by the operators to prevent it from coming under British and French control.


  • Azamede, Kokou (2015). Auf deutschen Spuren in Togo/Vestiges allemands au Togo [On German Tracks in Togo/German Remains in Togo] (in French). German translation: Sophia Bigus. Lomé: Goethe-Institut Togo. OCLC 965625722.

Further reading

  • Esau, Abraham (July 1919). "Die Großstation Kamina und der Beginn des Weltkrieges" [The Great Kamina Station and the Beginning of World War I] (PDF). Telefunken Zeitung (pdf) (in German) (online 06/2007 by Thomas Günzel for www radiomuseum org ed.). III (16): 31-36. OCLC 465338637. Retrieved 2017.
  • Klein-Arendt, Reinhard (1995). "Kamina ruft Nauen!": die Funkstellen in den deutschen Kolonien, 1904-1918 [Kamina calls Nauen!" The Stations in the German Colonies from 1904-1918] (in German). Cologne: Wilhelm Herbst Verlag. ISBN 978-3-923925-58-2.

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