Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Battle stations!!

Minutes before yesterday afternoon's safari, the Jigga stopped broadcasting!! It was all working fine (and has done so now for more than 2 years with very few issues), but suddenly stopped. :( Herman, Pieter and Pete set about checking every thing they could think of to find the problem. The team worked for hours and hours and could not find the problem. Then this morning the searching carried on. WE got hold of Quenton from Telemedia in Johannesburg (a broadcast microwave genius who has been there for WE for years), and he suggested several additional tests ... but still no clue as to why it had failed.
The time had come to get the gear to Johannesburg and fast ...
Now when Herman woke up this morning he did not expect to be driving to Jozi on his own. In fact it is Herman's birthday today and I am sure that he expected a very different day. But the dragon that is LIVE broadcasting had different ideas ... so Herman is driving like the wind, Quenton is preparing to work into the night ... and WE will all have to wait and see what they discover.
As usual WE must apologize for the fact that there will not be any safari's today or tomorrow, but also to promise you that WE will not rest until the Jigga is back on the road bringing you that all important LIVE window into Africa ... it is in our nature.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for your hard work WE.

Anonymous said...

Dear Wildearth, I have loved watching the live broadcasts of the eagle's nests in Canada but am disappointed that the Seekpoints of the recorded events during the day are no longer a part of it. That was such an educational point for children in classrooms to be able to witness the raising of the eagles. I found it usefull when I came home from my activities during the day to see what happened while I was gone. The advertising along the bottom before your change wasn't annoying but being forced to watch the interactive commercial every time you switch to a new nest is very annoying. So much so that I wouldn't buy those products because I'm so tired of seeing them. It's very annoying. I'm sure other people feel the same way. We are all busy in today's society and the last thing we want is to be forced to watch a commercial before we see the eagles. Couldn't you please go back to the old format? You still see the add but it's not forced on you. Thanks, Sequim, Washington

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us more about the injured lion we recently saw? If he can barely walk, does this mean he will die and can anything be done to save him? He's simply majestic looking.