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Third Transmitter for Kununurra

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

What is evident is the need for our third transmitter… NOW!”                              

Derek Kickbush, Reach Beyond Media Manager


Good news!  A third 100kw transmitter is on its way from Elkhart in the USA and is expected to be delivered in March 2016. Our opportunity to share the good news just got better. 


It is expected the first broadcast using our newly refurbished transmitter will air in the first half of 2016.  This will give Reach Beyond Australia added transmission capacity as well as greater flexibility to deliver programs at the best listening times.


Many of you will be aware of our DRM project.  It consisted of refurbishing and modifying an existing HC 100 transmitter plus upgrading it for digital shortwave operation.  The refurbishment is complete; however, the digital technology that is required has not progressed to the extent expected and is still at least 2 years away.  Significant distribution of digital receivers across Asia is also well behind schedule.   This has helped in our decision to bring the transmitter to Kununurra as soon as possible.


Derek Kickbush, Reach Beyond Media Manager said, “We’re not dismissing a move to digital shortwave. It just means it will be later rather than sooner.  What is evident is the need for our third transmitter …NOW! 


We have a great opportunity to enhance our reach into India and the arrival of a third fully refurbished analogue transmitter will greatly assist that.  That’s the mandate God has given us, to reach the unreached with a message of hope.”


Our goal has always been to get the gospel out to as many people that will have ears to hear.  In Mark 4:9 it says ‘And He said to them, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear!”’  The response below, sent from Dehradun, Uttarkhand, in Northern India was received only recently and is one of hundreds we are receiving each month.


“I am happy for the good programs that you make.  The programs about Jesus asking to forgive your brother 70 times 7 helped me to forgive my brother who cheated me.  God bless you for the good programs you make.”


Come next March we trust our third transmitter will be added to the fray!

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