Yesterday, 16 December 2010, was the unofficial birthday of Radio CorMariae. At around 5:30pm we jerry-rigged the newly installed antenna line, connected it up to the transmitter, and fired up the radio station for the first time. It was an incredibly joyful event as this was the culmination of over 2 years of hard work by a huge team of volunteers to get this radio station up and running – and we, the privileged few, got to enjoy the fruit of all that hard work – if only for a brief period of time.
Don’t get excited and tune in your radio to 88.5 FM yet! This was only our first test transmission and there is still a lot of technical and engineering work to be completed before we can go on the air full-time. Our official launch date is set for 25 March 2011.
A picture tells a thousand words:
All hands on deck to assemble the antenna.
Dave, the “Tower Monkey” prepares to climb the tower.
The antenna is hoisted up the tower.
The “Jerry-Rigged” antenna line is connected to the transmitter.
Frank Baptista fires up the transmitter for the first time!
We can’t thank all our benefactors enough – we can do nothing without your help and support. You are too many to be listed – you are all in our daily prayers.
Merry Christmas and long live Radio CorMariae!