The reception of Radio Free Sarawak is tested in Kuching this evening-and the sound was loud and clear-but background interference can be overwhelming at times. Same quality of reception is also observed about BBC transmission at a frequency next to 15mhz, as used by RFS. The morning transmission will be checked tomorrow.
The reception was tested with a small Rm35.00 SW radio with 12 channels, picked up from a road side itinerant stall. The presence of such a stall reflect that there must at least be a market for such radios, where local national radio station do do their transmission-which until this week dominate the air waves as the sole radios around for the interior folks. So the RFS represent a major breakthrough by the civil society, to transmit alternative, more balanced views and news to the interior folks.
There is a need to publicise the RFS frequencies and broadcasting time to more locals as the people who know about it is still limited to those who come for help from NGOs like SADIA.