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Ohura regains Television Transmitter – for a while

Ohura regains Television Transmitter – for a while


In the recent lightening storms the transmitter (technically called a translator) that serves the area around the small King Country community of Ohura, including Tokirima, was struck. All the local residents lost both Ch1 and Ch2 – Sky reception remained unaffected.

Excellent work from the BCL engineers allowed the service to be partially restored on Friday (28/7/06). A temporary antenna, providing a slightly lower than normal quality, brought TV1 & TV2 back on air to local subscribers. Unfortunately it seems to have failed by Saturday night so only TV2 is viewable, TV1 is lost.

Nigel Wilson, Project Manage of BCL, says “The manufacture of the permanent antennas will be completed by about the middle of next week and they will be installed at the first available opportunity, depending on the availability of resources- probably within a week or so after receipt of the antennas.”


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