GENERAL- OPERATIONS - SPECIFIC- GUATEMALAN RADIO SILENCE

Created: 6/10/1954

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TO : Chief of Station, LINCOLN FROM : Chief, WIl

subject: general- Operations

specific- Ouatemalan Radio Silence

Rer he following was reported by FBTJJ*

l.'t^TGNa, Guatemala City, the official short-wave station of the Guatemala Govornment has not been hoard since its broadcast of. horough search of all short-wave broadcast bands Indicates clearly that the transmitter (which is normally well heard) has boon taken off tho air. Tne reason for this alienee is not known, but it does not necessarily result from political causes. Technical reasons seem moro probable.

2. "TOWAather old transmitter (power outputW) which in recent years has disappeared from the air for prolonged periodsesult of equipment failures. PBTJJ has just obtained, through privateurrent official document from the radio station which mentionsew high-powerKW) short-waveIs about to be installed. It is entirely possible that this work is now underway and that space or other requirements havethe removal of the old transmitter from the building to make way for tho now one. It is also possible that another of tho froquonthas occurred in the old transmitter.

Tho TOVA document also statedewW medium-wavetandard broadcast band) transmitter will be Installed. Since the medium-wave is not normally audible tohe operating status of that transmitter cannot be determined by our monitors; however, it is Improbable that simultaneous equipment breakdowns would occur, and illogical that the Government would remove its program from the air totally for now equipment installation, at least without publicwhich certainly would have been Intercepted by KB ID on

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