Radio Vanuatu upgrading transmitters
Jean-Gabriel Manguy, earlier employed by Radio Australia, has been appointed as the director of Radio Vanuatu, in order to ensure the future development of the station. The transmitters and studios will be renewed with the help of Australia, New Zealand and European Union. Both the medium wave transmitter sites – Vila on 1124 kHz, and Santo on 1179 kHz – will have new 10 kW transmitters. A new shortwave transmitter is also launched as soon as possible. The broadcasts on 3945 and 7260 kHz are irregular at present. The antennas on all transmitter sites are still in adequate condition.
(Barry Hartley, Gordon Brown, David Ricquish via DXLD and Wg. Büschel via BCDX)