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[liberationtech] digital to analog: Syria radio help needed

Joseph Lorenzo Hall joe at
Mon Feb 4 07:44:55 PST 2013

It would be fascinating to have a low-power FM mesh for this purpose... 
best, Joe

On Mon Feb  4 10:17:08 2013, Stefan Geens wrote:
> A Syrian whom I trust and who I've helped with security-related issues before needs some help that I am not qualified to answer, so perhaps somebody on this list knows what to do or where to turn for expert help. I don't want to suggest anything to him that gets (even more) people killed...
> He writes:
> ========
> I am working now on a radio for Syria that needs to cover Homs governorate, since people there don't have internet or electricity, the only way to reach them is by radio.
> We are working to establish a FM radio station that covers Homs governorate and all Syria later on, it will be based on an online radio that is streaming from outside Syria and we are looking for the best solution to stream on the ground in Homs. We are looking for the best solution to transmit the digital signal into analogue one.
> The point is if we want to use a normal transmitter on the ground it will be known for the regime warplanes and it will be destroyed after few minutes.
> So, what are our options and the details of the best solutions (using inside or outside Syria base)?
> ======
> Thanks for any help you may have. I'll forward it to him.
> Stefan
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