| Feb 25, 2023
Transmitter repaired, but problems with the power
Radio power system
Some mixed news from community station ORS FM this quarter. With the help of your donations, the radio station has been able to make some repairs to their transmitter, so they again able to transmit at their full licenced power of 2kW for most of the time, to reach the greatest number of people possible.
The bad news is that the power draw of the repaired equipment is higher than it was before, so the power system keeps shutting down. When we were there in January, we managed to do a temporary repair to the power system, so the radio is able to stay running, but really it needs a more comprehensive overhaul to keep delivering services to the Maasai-speaking communities of Northern Tanzania.
With discussions about a new constitution, and issues of Maasai land rights raising their heads again, clear understandable communication to the Maasai community is as important as it has ever been.
As ever, if you would like to share this project link with friends and family, please do so, so we can continue to support ORS FM in its community mission together.
Until the next time, best regards