Kivesi hill (abt 2000m) NE of Arusha City Centre
Arusha seen from Kivesi hill
Digging Antenna mast foundation
Crew after completing the antenna work
|We are grateful to Northelbian Mission
in Germany not only donating the transmitter for Arusha,
but also helping with the Plot and the transmitter Hut on
the new transmitter location on the Kivesi Hill North
East of the City Centre of Arusha.
We are also very grateful to "Radio Habari Maalum", who made it possible to get the vital electricity pulled up here.
We are thankful to Trans World Radio helping us to pay the US$ 2000 licence fees for that transmitter.
Due to better propagation to the Northern part of Arusha and better accessibility of public electricity, the Arusha booster site got moved to Kivesi hill in June 2000.
Construction of the transmitter hut took up to October 2000.
On October 5th we moved the antennas up the Kivesi hill.
On Christmas 24th, 25th and 25th 2000 We ran the transmitter on generator. After Christmas we got permission to connect the transmitter to a nearby client of the electricity company TANESCO.
The cable up the hill got eaten several times now by small animals. The congregation St. Nikolai/Germany helped us to buy a proper armoured ground cable!
Mt. Meru towards the North of Kivesi Hill
Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania
Kivesi Hill from the bottom
Fundi Lyatuu is preparing the roof in Moshi
Reassembling the roof at the hill