The VOA website carries the following announcement for listeners in Ethiopia:
The Voice of America launched satellite transmission of the daily Amharic language programs for our audience in Ethiopia over the weekend.
The international broadcasting agency launched this new means of transmission in order to overcome the jamming being conducted by the Government of Ethiopia. Please let us know if you have heard the show on this satellite service. We are exploring other alternatives so check our web site for further developments.
Our new satelllite feed is live, so tune in The Big Dish at the normal 9 p.m. [1800 UTC] shortwave broadcast hour in Ethiopia.
If you have New Skies 57 in the Indian Ocean Region,
- Downlink frequency is 4055 Mhz
- FEC: 3/4
- Symbol Rate if 26.0 Msym/s
- Network ID is 3
- Virtual Channel 438/2R