ACORAB conducted a five days’ “Radio Broadcast Technical Training” for Technicians of member community radio stations from 26th to 30th April 2011 in its own office premises. The training provided both practical and basic skills and insights that are required to deal with any common technical problem of a radio station.
The training was a part ACORAB’s strategic plan 2009-2013 of building capacity of community radios and staffs through enhancing technical skills of technicians from all member radio stations. Till date, there are 184 community radio stations being affiliated to ACORAB, out of which ACORAB has already provided training to a total of 152 radio stations and this particular training was therefore, targeted to newly established radio stations. Altogether 21 participants from 21 community radio station across the country participated in the program. Inclusion among the participants could clearly be seen as three Janajatis and three Madhesi participating where particularly the training covered topics related to Sound, Studio Equipment, Studio Wiring, FM Transmitter, Earthing, Satellite Communication and Electrical Measurement. The training was more focused on practical session, where participants learned to measure all the electrical and electronics parameters by multimeter. They were taught about wire soldering and preparing studio cable in a technically appropriate manner adding to the purpose, ACORAB provided with digital multimeter, soldering iron rod and a tool a set to the training participants so that it can be used at their radio station as per required.
ACORAB Technical Coordinator Rabi K C and Technical Officer Radeep Maharjan facilitated the training. At the end of the training, participants made a commitment to share their knowledge with their colleagues upon their return to their station and try to improve quality of sound at their station.