Mto Wa Mbu
is getting a micro booster
Ready to take off
We fetch pastor Ole Nagole in Monduli
Church in Mtu Wa Mbu
Arrived at the old missionary house
25 years frendship with the partner congregation in Uffenheim Germany
Martin going to work
proon the tree some bit
Setting up the antenna pipe
Everyone is helping
The small Micro Booster station
Antennas in place
We even brought gifts back to the studio from the
|We took of on
Thursday January 24th 2013 at lunch time.
In Monduli we picked up pastor Ole Nangole, the didrict pastor of this area.
It had been night already when we reached Mtu Wa Mbu. We were welcomed by the Congregation in the guest house next to the old missionary house. We got a delicious supper there.
The next day there was a Muslim holiday so we had many helping hands!
After prooning the tree we could put up the antenna pipe and fix it on the water tank concrete structure with bolts.
We fixed the antennas on it and brought the antenna cables down right into the small guest room especially set up for this micro booster.
Then we set up all needed down in the small room. We switched it on but- we could not hear anything! The transmitter in Arusha had not been on air because of a power cut.
While we waited to get receprion we checked the range of the micro booster. It is well covering the small village about 2 km up to the rift and disapears totally then with it. That is exactly how it was planned. Because of the rift we have to fill what is in its shadow.
The people from that village were so glad to listen to the
Lutheran Radio centres programmes that they sent some of their products back to the
studio: Sweet potatoes, coco nuts, and coocing bananas!
Fiew to lake Manyara just 2 km further up the rift valley