giovedì 17 novembre 2011

Rats damage one of the Bonaire transmitters

We have encountered serious damage to one of our Thomson transmitters in Bonaire due to an invasion of rats! We now have a problem in the high tension PSM part of the transmitter and spare parts have to come from Switzerland. We expect that repairs will take 3-5 days. For that reason, the following transmissions have been temporarily moved to Greenville, NC, USA:

0159 - 0257 UTC RNW Spanish on to Caribbean on 6165 kHz
0259 – 0327 UTC RNW Dutch to South America Northwest on 6165 kHz
2200 – 2227 UTC RNW Dutch to South America on 15315 kHz

The photos in the Media Network Weblog show the remains of a rat and the damage to the transmitter. If you're squeamish, you may wish to avoid looking at this story!

(Media Network Newsletter)