Here following is a post by Klaus John with English editorial changes by me for clarity;
After two months of preparations… since 10 March in fact, Diospi Suyana has been searching for a suitable hill in the Province of Chincheros for our FM tower. Several locations looked good at the outset, but had to be discarded for one reason or another (per my previous blog posts).
Yesterday in the city of Andahuaylas the president of the village community of Casabamba and Dr John finally signed the contract of sale. Initially the signing was planned for last Saturday, but one document was realised to be missing (not uncommon). A big thank you to Doris Manco who travelled twice into the region visiting several offices public authority thereby laying the groundwork for the purchase.
Diospi Suyana now owns five FM radio frequencies and five properties in Southern Perú. Two broadcast towers have been erected so far. Work should begin soon in Casabamba and Puerto Maldonado. It was a long and arduous journey, but the result will let us forget the strains and stress we endured.
For every location we apply the following seven-point to-do list:
- Buy a radio frequency
- Buy a property
- Lay the foundations
- Buy and have the tower constructed
- Connecting electricity lines to the site
- Install the FM antenna system, satellite dish and FM transmitter
- Register the property in the commercial registry
|Group photo: (from left to right) Notary Fabio Hernández, the president of Casabamba Sr. Raul Diaz, Treasurer Sr. Vicente Caderes and Dr. John taken load Saturday at the Notary Office|
|Doris Manco is quietly smiling, quite a feat considering how much frustration she has been through in the past few hours. On the right building engineer Udo Klemenz.|
|The hill's location is ideal (centre peak of 3,527m ASL) is relatively close to the electricity lines (from where I took this photo).|