ACORAB Nepal conducted a five days “Broadcast Technical Training” for technicians of new member radio stations from 25th to 29th March 2019 at Sauraha, Chitwan. The training was focused more on practical, basic skills and insights that are required to deal with common technical problem of a radio station.
The training was supported by BBCMA as a part of capacity building of community radios and staffs through enhancing technical skills of technicians. Total 28 participants from different parts of the country and 4 participants from local area of chitwan participated in the training.
Among 32 participants 9 of them were women. The training course covered topics related to studio equipment, studio wiring, FM transmitter, use of social media in broadcasting, grounding and its importance, surge protector devices, electrical wiring and backup system. The training was more focused on practical. The participants learned to measure electrical as well as electronics devices by using multi-meter. They were taught about audio cable and connectors soldering and preparing studio cable in a technically appropriate manner. ACORAB Nepal and BBC Media Action provided digital multi-meter, soldering iron rod, solder led, cutter, plier and screw driver set to all participants.
ACORAB Nepal Sr. technical officer Radeep Maharjan and studio technician Subash Pant facilitated the training. At the end of the training, participants made a commitment to share their knowledge with colleagues upon their return and will try to improve quality of radio in technical department.