BBG's MW transmitter in Afghanistan in the news. ... What MW transmitter?

Posted: 27 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
Radio Netherlands Media Network, 25 Apr 2010, Andy Sennitt: "The US Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) has issued a modification to its contract with Harris Corporation concerning a recently-installed BBG mediumwave transmitter in Afghanistan: 'Harris is the only firm capable of meeting BBG’s requirement to enhance the capabilities of the existing 200 kW shelterized mediumwave (MW) transmitting system in a remote location of Afghanistan to provide for 24-7 operations. The enhancement to existing Harris designed and provided broadcast site includes the design, fabrication, shipment, optional installation, commissioning and testing of one (1) additional Caterpillar C-18 generator capacity and fuel capacity at the recently completed site.'" -- Comments to this post conclude that this transmitter is on 621 kHz. It's listed as a frequency for RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal (click on Waves), its Pashto service for the Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. The frequency is not listed for VOA's Deewa Radio, to the same region, also in Pashto. Is Deewa not using the frequency, or has it not been posted yet at voanews.com? Refers to FedBizOpps via TradingMarkets.com, 22 Apr 2010.